Review of 'Michael Palin: Around the World in Eighty Days'

around_the_world_in_80_days.jpg The original series where Michael Palin has just eighty days to get around the world using the same types of transport available when Phileas Fogg did it in Jules Verne's classic. It is an interesting challenge and one that is not without risk. It is a fascinating look at the world of today. Yes, there are also funny bits (the ceremony when the cross the date line is quite amusing).

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2004-06-07

Studio: BBC

Year: 1989

Length: 340 minutes

Genre: Documentary