Palin Reflects on Landmark Travel TV Series

Micheal Palin will reflect on his past travels in Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle and Sahara. Micheal Palin's Travels is a 4 part documentary series for BBC TWO. Palin will give his untold personal stories of his travels and comparing what it was like traveling to far off places in 1988 to today's travel hungry holiday makers.

The series will chart the travel shows and how they've influenced so many to travel to different distinations not ordinarly seen at the travel agents.

Michael Palin says: “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, Commissioning Executive for the BBC, says: “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."

Executive Producer Iain Scollay says: “It’s a real honour and privilege to work with Michael on this project. While we all dream of foreign travel, to have Michael open up his private archive and replay the extraordinary trips of his life has been a wonderful treat.”

Simon Reeve, Joanna Lumley, Ade Adepitan, Bruce Parry, Ed Balls, Greg James, Nicola Coughlan, Kari Herbert, Ed Byrne and Amar Latif will also be paying tribute to Michael and talking about their about their travelling adventures.