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Around the World in 80 Days is a BBC television travel series first broadcast in 1989. It was presented by comedian and actor Michael Palin. The show was inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in which a character named Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days or less. Palin was given the same deadline, and not allowed to use any kind of transportation that did not exist in Jules Verne's time, in particular aircraft. He followed Phileas Fogg's route as closely as possible. Along the way he commentated on the sights and cultures he encountered. Palin encountered several setbacks during his voyage, partly due to the fact that he travelled with a five-person film crew, who are collectively named after Passepartout, Phileas Fogg's sidekick.


The programme was a critical and commercial success, winning strong ratings in the UK and selling well abroad. It was also released on video tape and later on DVD.


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                   EPISODE 1 - The Challange

                   EPISODE 2 - Arabian Frights

                   EPISODE 3 - Ancient Mariners

                   EPISODE 4 - A Close Shave

                   EPISODE 5 - Oriental Express

                   EPISODE 6 - Far East and Farther East

                   EPISODE 7 - Dateline to Deadline



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