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Michael Palin

Michael Palin

United Kingdom

Age: 81

Born: 05 May, 1943

Known for

In Vanity Fair as W.M. Thackerayas W.M. Thackeray

in Vanity Fair
In Monty Python's Flying Circus as Various Charactersas Various Characters

in Monty Python's Flying Circus
In Remember Me as Tom Parfittas Tom Parfitt

in Remember Me
In Worzel Gummidge (2019) as The Green Manas The Green Man

in Worzel Gummidge (2019)

TV Series Starring Michael Palin

Full Circle (UK)Full Circle (UK)
Other Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Travel, Documentary

Michael Palin takes off again, this time to circumnavigate the Pacific Ocean. Together with his crew, the team travelled 50,000 miles through 17 countries over 10 months. Relive the adventure in this exciting series.

BBC One Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary

Sahara is the size of the United States with a population the size of Norfolk, a small UK county. The temperatures are extreme, the camels are poisoned... this is another of Michael Palin's exciting globe-trotting adventures. During his travels across the Sahara Desert, Michael meets interesting people, learns about their cultures, and goes through what they do in their everyday lives.

Michael Palin in NigeriaMichael Palin in Nigeria
Channel 5, 2024 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Travel, Documentary | ► Trailer

In his first visit to Nigeria, labelled the 'Giant of Africa', Michael Palin embarks on an epic 1,300-mile journey. It's a country that encompasses stunning landscapes and wildlife, a variety of cultures and faiths, and a diverse population who speak over 500 languages.

Michael Palin: Into IraqMichael Palin: Into Iraq
Channel 5, 2022 On Hiatus | Travel, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Michael Palin embarks upon an epic 1,000 mile odyssey following the course of the mighty Tigris river from its source in eastern Turkey, through Iraq to the Persian Gulf.

Michael Palin: Travels of a LifetimeMichael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime
BBC Two, 2020 On Hiatus | Travel, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Michael Palin revisits his travel series, beginning with Around the World in 80 Days. He draws on his personal archive of audio recordings and diary notebooks, and reflects on how he became a seasoned global traveller. The first episode revisits his visits to Venice, Cairo, Saudi Arabia, India, Hong Kong and China - a nation that was closed to most westerners at the time. Featuring contributions from fans and friends including David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley and Simon Reeve.

Worzel Gummidge (2019)Worzel Gummidge (2019)
BBC One, 2019 On Hiatus | Comedy, Drama, Family, Children
Rating: 1/5

Worzel Gummidge is inspired by the classic books of Barbara Euphan Todd.

Vanity FairVanity Fair
ITV, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 3.9/5

Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Michael Palin in North KoreaMichael Palin in North Korea
Channel 5, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

Join Michael Palin on a journey into the secretive nation of North Korea. Discover its culture, history and people. Experience the beauty and complexity of North Korea through the eyes of a seasoned traveler. A must-watch travelogue series.

Remember MeRemember Me
BBC One, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

The show follows the character of Tom Parfitt, a eighty-odd year old man who lives alone in his terraced house, in a otherwise entirely Asian community in a small Yorkshire town. He suddenly remembers a strange drowned figure washed up on the beach. The ghostly figures bares over everything Tom does and this image soon begins haunting others as well.

Brazil with Michael PalinBrazil with Michael Palin
BBC One, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Lifestyle, Documentary

This is a documentary series which follows Michael as he finds out more about the country of Brazil.

Monty Python: Almost The TruthMonty Python: Almost The Truth
Other, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Celebrities, Documentary

In commemoration of its 40th year of offbeat humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is to the be subject of a documentary that will air October 4-10, 2009. Expect all the major players to be in attendance.

Around the World in 80 Days (UK)Around the World in 80 Days (UK)
BBC One, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Celebrities, Documentary

Michael Palin attempts to re-create the journey of the fictional character of Phileas Fogg (from the Jules Verne novel after which the series is named) who circumnavigates the globe (without flying) in 80 days.

Michael Palin's New EuropeMichael Palin's New Europe
BBC One, 2007 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Family

Join Michael Palin on a journey through the once-inaccessible Eastern bloc. Discover the beauty and history of Europe's hidden gems. From the stunning landscapes of Croatia to the bustling streets of Budapest, uncover the secrets of a continent in transition.

Himalaya with Michael PalinHimalaya with Michael Palin
BBC One, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Mini-Series
Rating: 1/5

Michael Palin travels on a long trek through the largest mountain range in the world: the Himalaya. In 125 days, our host visits countries in these mountains, such as Pakistan, China, India, Bhutan, and many more. But this is no easy journey.

Hemingway AdventureHemingway Adventure
Other, 1999 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Adventure, Travel, Documentary

Michael Palin sets off in the footsteps of legendary American writer Ernest Hemingway. He visits key locations from Hemingway's life in Europe, Africa and America.

Pole to PolePole to Pole
Other, 1992 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Travel, Documentary

Adventure traveler Michael Palin offers up this follow-up to Around the World in 80 Days as he traverses 16 countries over the two hemispheres to experience the North and South Poles.

Ripping YarnsRipping Yarns
BBC Three, 1976 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Action, Adventure, Mystery | ► Trailer

This is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Monty Python's Flying CircusMonty Python's Flying Circus
BBC One, 1969 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Sketch/Improv
Rating: 4/5

The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, baudy, uncompromising, tasteless, but inevitably hilarious.