Michael Palin's New Europe

2007, TV Show

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Michael Palin's New Europe — Review

The Iron Curtain has been lifted, the Cold War is over, and there are many new countries worthy of exploration by Monty Python's Flying Circus alum, Michael Palin. Journey with Palin as he travels to Estonia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungry, East Germany, Ukraine, and others, 20 countries in all, before he returns home to Britain. Though Palin visits some large cities on his tour of "New Europe," he doesn't spend much time in the tourist traps, opting to meet the locals instead. He never quit knows what they have in store for him, but he's a good sport and is up for whatever they have planned. This 3-disc set from BBC includes all 7 episodes of the show, a 2-part interview with Michael Palin, and over 2 hours of deleted scenes. — Gord LaceyBuy Michael Palin's New Europe on Amazon.com.  Read Full Article

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Season 1, Episode 7
High in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia, Michael Palin skins a pig and learns how to make sausages, before heading off to famed mime artist Tibor Turba's school in Brno, the Czech republic's second city, where he is asked to mime a cock.

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Season 1, Episode 6
Michael journeys through Poland, from the port of Gdansk southwards to Warsaw, and then through Poznan to Czesechowa, Aushwitz, Krakow and finally via the Tatra mountains to the Slovakian border.

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Season 1, Episode 5
Michael Palin travels from Tallinn in the North, through Latvia, to Lithuania in the South, sailing out into the Baltic from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, formerly East Prussia.

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Season 1, Episode 4
Michael journeys by road, rail and river through Hungary, and the Ukraine, ending in the Black Sea resort of Yalta.

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Michael Palin's New Europe — Review

The Iron Curtain has been lifted, the Cold War is over, and there are many new countries worthy of exploration by Monty Python's Flying Circus alum, Michael Palin. Journey with Palin as he travels to Estonia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungry, East Germany, Ukraine, and others, 20 countries in all, before he returns home to Britain. Though Palin visits some large cities on his tour of "New Europe," he doesn't spend much time in the tourist traps, opting to meet the locals instead. He never quit knows what they have in store for him, but he's a good sport and is up for whatever they have planned. This 3-disc set from BBC includes all 7 episodes of the show, a 2-part interview with Michael Palin, and over 2 hours of deleted scenes. — Gord LaceyBuy Michael Palin's New Europe on Amazon.com. read more

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Premiered: September 16, 2007, on BBC Two
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Michael Palin explores countries in eastern Europe that were formerly behind the Iron Curtain.

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