Sir Michael Edward Palin KCMG CBE FRGS ( / ˈpeɪlɪn /; born 5 May 1943) is an English actor, comedian, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python. Since 1980 he has made a number of travel documentaries.
Sir Michael Palin. Sir Michael Edward Palin KCMG CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English actor, comedian and author . Palin was born in Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He studied modern history at Brasenose College, Oxford. He became famous as a member of Monty Python in the 1970s. Afterwards he had his own television series ...
Michael Palin's New Europe is a travel documentary presented by Michael Palin and first aired in the UK on the BBC on 16 September 2007 and in the US on the Travel Channel on 28 January 2008.
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- The Journey
- Around the World in 20 Years
Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin Title sequence of the series by Graphic Designer Liz Friedman, featuring passport-style markings. Based onAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Written byMichael Palin Directed byRoger Mills Presented byMichael Palin ComposerPaddy Kingsland Country of originUnited Kingdom No. of series1 No. of episodes7 Production ProducerClem Vallance EditorDavid Thomas Running time52 minutes Release Original networkBBC1 Original release11 October...
Palin accepts the offer from the BBC to attempt travelling around the world in 80 days. After setting off from the Reform Club in London, he boards the Orient Express at Victoria Station in London, while reminiscing on his rigorous preparations for his upcoming circumnavigation,
Palin arrives in Alexandria, Egypt, and has difficulty getting a train to Cairo. On arrival, he attends a local football match and appears in a cameo role in an Egyptian film. After seeing the Pyramids in Giza and riding a camel named Michael, Palin runs into difficulties when th
Palin recounts his trip from Jeddah to Dubai via Riyadh, and notes that he drove the distance from London to the Black Sea in one weekend.
The journey around the world lasted from 25 September to 12 December 1988. Palin travelled through the following countries by foot, train, ship, balloon, and husky dog, amongst other methods of transport: United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and the United States. Only four members of Palin's film crew completed the circumnavigation: Clem Vallance, Roger Mills, Ange
On 30 December 2008, the BBC aired a special one-hour documentary entitled Around the World in 20 Years. In it, Michael Palin goes in search of the crew of the Al Shama, the dhow which carried him from Dubai to Bombay some 20 years ago. After an extensive search involving the shipping company that owned Al Shama, Palin tracks them to the city of Mandvi in Gujarat. There, Palin finds the captain of Al Shama himself, along with five other members of the crew. Sadly, two of the original crew member
- Episode one: Out of Africa
- Episode two: Into Amazonia
- Episode three: The Road to Rio
- Episode four: The Deep South
Brazil with Michael Palin Written byMichael Palin Presented byMichael Palin Opening themeDavid Hartley Country of originUnited Kingdom No. of series1 No. of episodes4 Production Executive producersSteve Abbott Roger Mills Charlotte Moore ProducerJohn-Paul Davidson Running time55-60 minutes Production companyProminent Television for the BBC Release Original networkBBC One Original release24 October – 14 November 2012 Chronology Preceded byMichael Palin's New Europe Followed byMichael Palin...
Palin begins his journey in the northeast, where modern Brazil was born. It was here the Portuguese explorers first landed and encountered the native Brazilians and where hundreds of thousands of African slaves, more than to the United States and Caribbean, were brought to work on sugar and tobacco plantations. The northeast was where this mix of races and cultures produced what we now think of as Brazil. Music, food, dance and religion all bear the imprint of this mix.
Palin continues his first visit to Brazil by travelling by river and plane from the northern border with Venezuela to the capital of Brasília. Along the way he visits the indigenous tribe Yanomami, accessible only by air, learning about the threat to their hunter-gatherer way of life. He moves on to the city of Manaus, population two million, watching a rehearsal by the Amazon Philharmonic Orchestra in the Manaus Opera House and then taking two ferries on the fourteen-hour journey to the ...
Palin starts this leg of the journey in the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais which as the sugar plantations of the north declined provided the new wealth of the country. He visits an old gold mine once owned by the British, before going to see a vast opencast iron ore mine that is fuelling Brazil's economic miracle. He also visits the state capital Belo Horizonte, Brazil's sixth largest city.
Palin finds many surprises as he encounters the rich diversity of the more European and Asian cultures that have created a new melting pot in the deep south of Brazil. In the town of Paraty he meets up with Prince João de Bragança, who did much to establish the institutions that have enabled Brazil's economy to flourish. Palin visits Embraer, one of the recent high-tech success stories and now the world's third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer. He takes part in the handover of a ...
Brazil, a book to accompany the series, was published on 11 October 2012.
- Prominent Television for the BBC
- 24 October –, 14 November 2012
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- The journey
- DVD edition
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure DVD cover Written byMichael Palin Presented byMichael Palin Country of originUnited Kingdom No. of series1 No. of episodes4 Production Running time50 minutes Release Original networkBBC One Original release17 October – 7 November 1999 Chronology Preceded byFull Circle with Michael Palin Followed bySahara with Michael Palin Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is a 1999 BBC television documentary presented by Michael Palin. It records Palin's travels as...
The series consists of four 50-minute episodes, as follows
The programme has been released on DVD in the UK, on a single disc. Unlike the DVD editions of all of the other Michael Palin trips there is no extra material on this DVD. It was released on DVD in Region 1 in 2008.
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Himalaya with Michael Palin DVD cover GenreAdventure travel Mountaineering StarringMichael Palin Country of originUnited Kingdom No. of series1 No. of episodes6 Production Running time300 minutes Release Original networkBBC Original release3 October – 7 November 2004 Chronology Preceded bySahara with Michael Palin Followed byMichael Palin's New Europe Himalaya with Michael Palin is a 2004 BBC television series presented by comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin. It records his six...
The series is divided up into six one-hour episodes
In The Guardian, Sam Wollaston praised Palin's quiet presenting and gentle mocking presenting style.
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS (pronounced / ˈ p eɪ l ᵻ n /; born 5 May 1943) is an Inglis comedian, actor, writer an telly presenter. He wis a member o the comedy group Monty Python an later made a nummer o traivel documentaries.
May 10, 2021 · Michael Palin is famous for his time with legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python, his travel presenting, and writing. He received a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours for his services ...