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Michael Palin

Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A FISH CALLED WANDA, AMERICAN FRIENDS and FIERCE CREATURES. His television credits include two films for the BBC’s GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS, the plays EAST OF IPSWICH and NUMBER 27, and Alan Bleasdale’s GBH.

He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA, HIMALAYA and more currently BRAZIL. He is also the author of a number of children’s stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novels HEMINGWAY’S CHAIR and THE TRUTH.


‘Writing it Down’ – Michael Palin on Keeping a Diary

Win a signed boxset of The Complete Diaries by Michael Palin.

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Michael Palin’s Thirty Year Tour

Today sees publication of Michael’s Palin’s third volume of diaries, Travelling to Work.  To coincide with publication, Michael will be embarking on The Thirty Year Tour, a brand new one man stage show, celebrating the thirty years covered by his three volumes of diaries.  Who better to tell you where he will be appearing than the man himself.   Signed copies of the paperback edition of Travelling to Work and The Complete Michael Palin Diaries box set will be on sale at each venue.  

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Michael Palin announces the third volume of diaries

We’ve spent a rather pleasant afternoon at the London Book Fair in the company of Michael Palin. Here he announced the very exciting news that not only will he have a third volume of diaries entitled Travelling To Work, out this autumn, but that he will also be embarking on a solo theatre tour of the same name across the UK. Also revealed was the cover artwork for his new book, complete with a little animated version too.

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Meet Michael Palin!

Don’t miss the first episode of Michael Palin’s Brazil, which starts on Wednesday 24th October on BBC1 at 9pm. We also have the details of Michael’s book signings over the coming weeks

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Michael Palin introduces his latest adventure – Brazil

This autumn, Michael Palin returns with Brazil – his first travel programme and accompanying book for five years. In this video, Michael tells us what it was like to make the TV series and write the book.

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