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Pole to Pole


The Equator, Kenya 
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The Pole to Pole team (left to right): Fraser Barber, Patti Musicaro, Nigel Meakin, Angela Elbourne, Roger Mills, Clem Vallance, Mirabel Brook, A Hanger-on.
Michael Palin - Pole to PoleACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Pole to Pole was in every sense a team effort. First and foremost on the team was Clem Vallance, whom I must thank for the original idea, the meticulous preparation to bring it to fruition and for his guidance and good company on the road.

Nigel Meakin, Patti Musicaro, Fraser Barber and Basil Pao travelled with me almost everywhere and I owe them enormous and almost inexpressible thanks for not only being the best technicians in the business but for being the very best travelling companions. Mirabel Brook shared the brunt of the preparation work and much of the travelling with patience and humour. Roger Mills, who had been my co-director on 80 Days, made sure the work was fun, and after work was even more fun. Angela Elbourne, another 80 Days veteran, was, if it were possible, less flappable than ever. Mimi O'Grady in the London office was our dependable and ever-present lifeline to the outside world. At Prominent Television I must especially thank Anne James for working so hard to get the show on the road, Alison Davies for painstakingly and encouragingly putting my ravings and ramblings in order, Una Hoban for signing the cheques and Kath James for keeping the world at bay while I was away.
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  • Series: Pole to Pole
  • Chapter: Introduction
  • Country/sea: England
  • Place: London
  • Book page no: 7

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