Miles Kington

  1. Michael Palin, Around The World In 80 Days, TV, 1989.    While shooting A Fish Called Wanda,  preparing American Friends and getting interest in his script of The Weekend,  Palin was asked to recreate Phileas Fogg’s journey – on surface transport only, accompanied by two film crews for a series of seven 50-minute BBC documentaries.   What Palin eagerly grabbed as the“chance of a lifetime” had been rejected by the journalist, TV game show host Noel Edmonds and Alan Whicker, the veteran master of BBC travel docus that Palin now made his own.

 Usual occupation: TV JournalistBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1