Season 1, Episode 3
On the road to Rio, Michael visits the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth - the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. On to Rio de Janeiro, host to the next Olympics and World Cup. Michael learns how to celebrate a goal like a Brazilian radio commentator, and books a room in one of the city's famous 'love hotels'!
Season 1, Episode 4
On his final leg of his journey, Michael starts in the picture perfect town of Parati where he meets up with Prince João de Bragança, heir to the defunct throne of Brazil. In Embraer and Sao Paolo Michael meets some of Brazil's successful politicians, heads of business and TV soap stars, who all have mixed opinions on Brazil's future.
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world - a mix of races, religions, sophistication, wealth, poverty and unexplored wilderness. In this program Michael Palin visits Brazil for the very first time, traveling from the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, to meet the people and visit the places that shape this nation.
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