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Discussion of 80 days revisited (spoilers) by orangecat on 3 January 2009 2:19am
 
Discuss 80 days revisited here in detail. Spoilers abound, so if you've not seen it and rather not spoil it for you, don't read anymore of this thread.




-- It is fortunate Michael stayed at the Taj hotel before the Mumbai terrorist attacks. As I understand, many were killed here.

-- From the dhow crew, I take it that Cassim died and some others? I wasn't sure.

-- Michael's level of enthusiasm was very high throughout the show. This isn't just with the dhow crew meet-up, but in every aspect of his tours. This was clearly not the case with New Europe where he largely appeared tired and uninterested. My guess is that the show had an emotional purpose to fulfill and its duration was significantly shorter than Michael's "grand tours" so it was less pressure on him.

Share what you think about it!
 
Re: Discussion of 80 days revisited (spoilers) by suzulu on 3 January 2009 12:11pm
 
Yes indeed - it was most fortunate that he did his programme before the terrorist attacks!

I enjoyed the programme. I agree that he was very enthusiastic throughout the programme.

I hope to watch the repeat tonight on TV(wasn't able to record it) so will comment on it more later.
 
Re: Discussion of 80 days revisited (spoilers) by wmckinty on 3 January 2009 10:29pm
 
I wonder why there was no mention of the bombings? He stayed in one of the bombed hotels and the cafe he was at was also attacked. I'm not sure if the train station was the one attacked as well.
 
Re: Discussion of 80 days revisited (spoilers) by johnnythemonkey on 4 January 2009 3:15am
 
....For the simple and obvious reason that the filming for the programme was well before the tragedies that later unfolded in those locations.
 
Re: Discussion of 80 days revisited (spoilers) by suzulu on 5 January 2009 11:11am
 
Orangecat, I think the Captain said that three of the original crew had died.
 
Re: Discussion of 80 days revisited (spoilers) by kazzzz on 24 May 2009 11:44am
 
Well we just saw it here this evening in Australia and I loved the show. It was enjoyable from beginning to end.
 



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