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From the frozen wastes of both poles, to the scorching heat of Africa, Pole to Pole is a travelogue of bizarre extremes. Palin revels in the surrealism of it all as he travels through a range of vastly different European and African communities undergoing massive social and political upheavals in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Palin's shrewd observations are as ever interspersed with his eye for the weird and the comical, as he meets Santa Claus and Lenin, goes shopping for camels in Omdurman, and makes a final hectic dash to the South Pole via Chile. It's all quite exhausting! --Jerry Brotton --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Of all of Palin's DVDs, I think this is the funniest. He seemed to enjoy it more. I like Michael, but have at times found him annoying- not in this. Amusing and informative. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. L. J. Webb
"Pole to pole" was the second travel series Michael Palin did which his first was the widely entertaining "Around the world in 80 days". Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs. Marilyn A. Rice