Michael Palin to reflect on his travels | New series for BBC Two

Michael Palin to reflect on his travels

New series for BBC Two

Michael Palin is to reflect on his landmark travel series, in a new four-part documentary

The new BBC show, Michael Palin’s Travels, will revisit his experiences from  Around The World In 80 Days, Pole To Pole, Full Circle and Sahara.

He said: ‘When I went Round The World In 80 Days back in 1988, I had no idea that travel would become an addiction, and that I would spend the coming decades filming these spectacular series across the globe. 

‘Luckily, I kept a diary, and in this series I’m digging into my archives to revisit some of the amazing places and people I visited, and asking myself - how did travel change my life?’

Beejal Patel, the commissioning executive for the BBC, added: ‘As well as being an exceptional storyteller, Michael connected us with places and people that had never been seen before in such a relatable way.

‘Michael has a lifetime of fascinating tales and anecdotes from his career as a television traveller with the BBC that make for a perfect excuse to travel back in time. I know this nostalgic production for BBC Two will inspire young and old to learn about the vibrant and diverse world we live in’ 

The series will also feature fans including  Joanna Lumley, Ed Balls and Ed Byrne, paying tribute to Palin

Michael Palin’s Travels production credits

Made by:  Firecrest Films Production for BBC Two
Commissioned by: Patrick Holland, channel Eeditor, BBC Two, and Clare Sillery, Head of commissioning documentaries, history and religion
Commissioning editor:  Beejal Patel
Executive producer: Iain Scollay

Published: 6 Aug 2020

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