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Pole to Pole

1992-1992 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Phileas Fogg behind, Roald Amundsen ahead. And a mere 16 countries and both hemispheres to cover. Communism collapsed, civil wars sparked and Michael faced one of his most gruelling but rewarding journeys.
Main Cast
N/AMichael Palin
as (himself) [S 1]


Premiered on Network:
BBC-1 in UK

Also known as:
Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

Genres: Adventure / Documentary / Mini

Language: english  Runtime: 50 mins

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Guide available in: english
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Plot
1x01 - Episode 1 - Cold Start:
First of eight programmes in which Michael Palin makes the journey from North to South Pole aiming to follow the line of longitude 30 Degrees East. Tonight he begins his journey and travels through Norway and Finland to Tallinn ending on a Leningrad train.
1x02 - Episode 2 - Russian Steps:
Michael Palin continues his journey from North to South Pole. He arrives in Leningrad, travels across great plain of White Russia & Ukraine to Novgorod & Chernobyl, and down the Dnieper to the Black Sea. After mud bath in Odessa it's on to Istanbul.
1x03 - Episode 3 - Mediterranean Maze:
Michael Palin continues his journey from North to South pole. He arrives in Istanbul crossing Western Turkey and the Mediterranean to the mouth of Nile, taking an overnight train to Luxor, a luxury cruise to Aswan,& ferry across Lake Nasser to Sudan.
1x04 - Episode 4 - Shifting Sands:
Michael Palin arrives by ferry at Wadi Halfa in Sudan. From there he crosses the Nubian desert on the Nile valley express, and continues his journey by bus to Khartoum.
1x05 - Episode 5 - Crossing the Line:
Michael Palin continues his journey from the North to the South Pole.After travelling to Addis Ababa, he continues his journey south, crossing the Kenyan border at Moyale. In Nairobi, he is kitted out for a safari.
1x06 - Episode 6 - Plains and Boats and Trains:
Michael Palin continues his journey from North to South Poles; he goes animal spotting in Kenya; travels through Tanzania by train to Kigoma, visits Lake Tanganyika where Stanley presumed he met Dr Livingston; and journeys by ferry to Mpulungu in Zambia.
1x07 - Episode 7 - Evil Shadow:
Michael Palin continues his trip from North to South Pole. As Palin crosses South Africa to Zambia & Zimbabwe he receives news in Johannesburg that there are no places on the only vessel sailing from Africa to Antarctic.
1x08 - Episode 8 - The Bitter End:
Eighth of eight programmes in which Michael Palin makes the journey from North to South Pole aiming to follow the line of longitude 30 Degrees East. Michael has to fly to Chile and finally makes it to Antarctica; he flies to the pole on Day 140.
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Guide available in: english