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First series by An on 11 October 2004 9:49am
Hi, I am An from Belgium. I have watched almost every episode of the travels of Michael Palin. Our Flemish tv is at themoment also showing 'Himalaya' so I'm watching it on BBC and a week later again on our 'canvas'.
I have always been very interested in trains, that is one of the main reasons for watching the programme.
I have a question though, is 80days really the first travel Palin recorded for tv because I seem to recaal there was a series where he didn't use anything other than trains to travel around? Or was that 80days, it has been a long time since I saw that so it's possible that that was it but I'm not at all sure.
Hope someone knows more about this

Greetz An
Re: First series by peripatetically on 11 October 2004 1:25pm
Your memory serves your correctly, An. Michael did a train journey through Ireland many years ago and it was really good.
Re: First series by Louise on 11 October 2004 7:06pm
Hi An - Are you thinking of the first "Great Railway Journeys of the World", BBC 1980?

In that, MP did one prog in a series of 7, from Euston to the Kyle of Lochalsh by Flying Scotsman and Inter-City 125.

Patty, I think the Irish one was actually 1994 ...

Re: First series by irishmanufan on 11 October 2004 8:42pm
the irish one was shot in a second lot of great railway jouneys and called from Derry to Kerry . Derry is in northern ireland Kerry is a lovely area in the south west of ireland . part of this was filmed in a town called dun laoghaire a mile form where i live . sadly i did'nt get to hear of it until after the event . did'nt see the programme either .
the scottish one i know nothing about . louise has already given information about that journey . it was part of the first film of various great railway journeys . 1980 was the year it was shown so lousie is right.

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