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Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by damlevart on 6 June 2005 12:25pm
 
I'm wondering if Michael Palin ever considered following or retracing Marco Polo's journey round the Far East and Africa ??

Athough i guess he would have been to almost all those places in his previous travels.
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by beccles on 6 June 2005 12:57pm
 
he needs somewhere new and original... like the moon!

-bec:)
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by peripatetically on 6 June 2005 1:13pm
 
He has and has canned the idea as it's been done amillion times before. That's what his office told me in a letter.
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by damlevart on 6 June 2005 1:52pm
 
ooh well....lots of interesting places there as well....but travel to the moon .....yep you're right he needs something extra-ordinary...."space the final frontier" beckons....BBC may have serious issues trying to recoup the costs....as it is they're axing staff now ...
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by beccles on 6 June 2005 2:10pm
 
I dont see what would be wrong in travelling extensively in the UK, there are plenty of really interesting and historical places that he could talk about on his very doorstep!
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by Wild in Africa on 6 June 2005 2:14pm
 
Yes Beccles but being done already (look at the recent series on BBC of the Natural History of the UK) and also the present series by David Dimbleby linking famous works of art with the British countryside. Michael would have to find quite a unique angle to be different.
I did find it odd though that 'Around the World in 80 treasures' ignored Britain.
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by Spursfan on 6 June 2005 2:18pm
 
I must admit I'm enjoying the David Dimbleby series. At least I enjoyed last night's. Was it the first one?

Anne
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by beccles on 6 June 2005 2:39pm
 
point taken WIA, although if anyone can think of an interesting new angle it's Michael! The UK seems to be the only place he hasnt had much focus.

...still wracking my brains in an attempt to think of somewhere new and exciting that he might do a series on!
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by Wild in Africa on 6 June 2005 2:51pm
 
I suppose he could try an equatorial circumnavigation. Similar principle to P2P but all the way around the equator instead. He could call it 'Even Fuller Circle' or 'Beating the Bulge' (as in the Equatorial bulge) or 'I'm a totally mad celebrity, get me out of here' (which is probably how he would feel about half way round!)
 
Re: Retrace Marco Polo's footsteps ? by kristinekm on 6 June 2005 4:31pm
 
beccles, MP has actualy done the "Comple and Utter History of Britain" once a very long time ago :)

Kristine
 
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