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Well known actor and comedian Michael Palin travels in the footsteps of fictional character Phileas Fogg. His companion, 'Passepartout' in the novel, takes the form of a five person BBC film crew.
The trip was begun on 25th September 1988 and was completed on the 79th day (12th December).
The trip started at the Reform Club in London, and finished there after circumnavigating the globe, passing through France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, China, Japan and the United States of America.
Inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel 'Around the World in Eighty Days', where character Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. The BBC hire Michael Palin to re-enact the challenge.
Palin was not allowed to use any type of transportation not used in the days when the Jules Verne novel was written e.g. aircraft.