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'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by zak on 20 February 2005 3:39pm
 
There was a double page spread in yesterdays 'Daily Expressí (pages 36 - 37) advertising 'Around the world in 80 treasure' a TV series soon to start on BBC2 by the traveller Dan Cruickshank. It's about his travels around 40 countries worldwide in the search of manmade wonders (80 - hence the title of the show) the first episode starts tomorrow (Monday) 9pm (20th February 2005) in the UK. It looks really good!
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by JK on 20 February 2005 9:43pm
 
I've always enjoyed his shows in the past, so I'll have to keep an eye out for this new series. Again, thanks for the heads-up! ;o)
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Ahren on 20 February 2005 10:20pm
 
Monday's the 21st!
Sorry! Just gotta be picky!!
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Wild in Africa on 21 February 2005 12:12pm
 
Thanks for alerting us to that one Zak. Will watch this weeks but miss the next couple being away in Sudan for the next few weeks.
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Diamond on 21 February 2005 9:39pm
 
thanks Zak i had seen it advertised but had forgotten about it - well done for putting it here to remind us all

 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Diamond on 21 February 2005 9:41pm
 
Around the World in 80 Treasures
Mon 21 Feb, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 60mins

Peru to Brazil

Dan Cruickshank sets out on television's most ambitious treasure hunt ever - to reveal the most beautiful and precious things made by man since the dawn of time.

Dan journeys deep into the Amazonian rainforests of Brazil, to the peaks of the Peruvian mountains and to the distant wilds of Easter Island. Surviving tempest-tossed seas, crocodile infested rivers and the digestive challenge of fresh guinea pig - Dan's choice of treasures ranges from the celebrated to the secret.

Famed worldwide are his destinations of the giant Moai, the ruins of Machu Picchu and the giant statue of Rio's Christ. Less well-known but equally spectacular are the gold treasures of the human-sacrifice-loving Moche people with the sinister gold Spider Necklace and the largest mud-built city in world - the magical location of Chan Chan.

Never before has the variety and range of mankind's creations around the world been the stepping stones for such a momentous journey.
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Diamond on 21 February 2005 9:41pm
 
wonder if the title was influenced by michaels first programme??
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Wild in Africa on 22 February 2005 6:23pm
 
It was good wasn't it.
Could Jules Verne be more of a name inspiration perhaps Anne, than Michael?
Pity I will miss the next two episodes and I hope the Africa leg of his journey is after I get back. Probably be repeated on UK TV Documentary anyway soon.
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by TravelChampion on 22 February 2005 9:51pm
 
A quick "Michael Palin" connection....

Saw the program last night {and thought it was REALLY good} and heard at the end a reference to a BBC Book that accompanies the series.

Found it in WH Smith today. There are some lovely photos so had a look at the back for the acknowledgements and saw that Basil Pao was credited for taking around 20 photos in the book {including some taken at places like Machu Picchu in Peru and The Terracotta Army in China}.

I suppose the only downside here is that not all the photos in the book were taken on the 5 month trip - can't imagine Michael Palin allowing "stock images" to be used in one of his travel books?!

Still - truly excellent program!!

Bye for now,
Andrew
 
Re: 'Around The World In 80 Treasures' by Spursfan on 23 February 2005 12:02am
 
The review of it in the Daily Mail today is not very favourable - but it ends "...shall we simply have to wait patiently for Michael Palin to resume his travels again?"!!

Hear hear!!


Anne
 
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