Pole To Pole With Michael Palin details
|Genres:||Special Interest - Trains, Television - BBC|
|Studio:||BBC WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING|
Pole To Pole With Michael Palin - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Pole To Pole With Michael Palin - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Pole To Pole With Michael Palin - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||7 hours 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Mar 2004|
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More travel exploits for Michael PalinBy Stephen Dawson from London , 14 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Michael Palin follows his successful 'Around The World in Eighty Days' with a journey from the North Pole to the South Pole, using only land transport except for the hops to the poles, keeping as close as possible to 30? East.
This line takes him across Scandinavia, a Soviet Union which collapsed behind him, Turkey and Cyprus, and the full length of Africa. Without the 80-day target, the journey lacks some of the urgency of its predecessor, and some of the set-pieces fail to live up to the more spontaneous encounters and events which enliven his journey. It is these informal meetings with the friendly people of the world, somewhat dazzled by this weird chap rushing up to them with a film-crew in tow, that help to illustrate the diversity of our world and help us armchair travellers to meet people we would never do otherwise.
The route down the spine of Africa is what makes this journey something special. Away from Africa, the somewhat contrived rules about land travel and the route, broken where convenient, take away some of the magic, but this is still very enjoyable viewing.
The eight 50-minute episodes are split 3, 3, and 2 across the discs, with a half-hour interview with Palin on the third disc well worth watching.
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Okay but datedBy a customer , 24 May 2011You can't dislike the man, but after a whole series he can get irritating. Watched more from an interest in the geography.
Michael PalinBy a customer from Wales , 06 Jul 2010He's knowledgeable and is a decent enough presenter but the shows seem very dated now. There are much better travel shows around.
GreatBy a customer from Swindon , 07 Dec 2007Its his way with people. Can`t wait to recieve disc 3. They send you a disc in a series and then you have to wait ages for the next one. However, as ever, great series
EnjoyedBy Peter Beckley from Norwich, England , 25 May 2007I really like Disc 1 looking forward to disc two and three Michael Palin really does these travels round the world very good
very googBy a customer from colchester , 09 Feb 2007this dvd was very good could not wait to see it all keeped me up all night