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 TV game show host and journalists Clive James, Miles Kingston – and Alan Whicker, the veteran master of BBC travel docus that Palin now made his own.
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