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  • Michael Palin

    In this beautifully illustrated journal based on a TV documentary, writer, comedian and world traveller Michael Palin journeys to North Korea, offering a glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, uncovering surprises and making friends along the way. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin ventured into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, camera crew in tow, to gain a glimpse of life in the most notoriously secretive and cut-off nation on earth. His resulting two-part documentary for Channel 5 fascinated millions and won universal plaudits. Now he shares the journal he meticulously kept during his trip, in which he...read more

  • Michael Palin

    Michael Palin's diaries begin in the late 1960s when he began writing for hugely popular programs. He recounts how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. From the success and cult status brought by Monty Python, Palin shares stories from their world tours, their stay at hotels recently trashed by Led Zeppelin, their battles over censorship, and how individually the Pythons went their separate ways. Yet at the same time they were working on the now celebrated series of films, including The Holy Grail, many of whose lines are known by heart to a considerable portion of the English-speaking world. The birth and childhood of his three children, learning to cope as a young man with celebrity, his...read more

  • Michael Palin

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Erebus, written and read by Michael Palin. NOW AVAILABLE: Michael Palin's North Korea Journal In the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ‘Beyond terrific . . . I didn’t want it to end.’ Bill Bryson ‘Illuminated by flashes of gentle wit . . ....read more

  • Michael Palin

    Intrepid voyager, writer and comedian Michael Palin follows the trail of two expeditions made by the Royal Navy's HMS Erebus to opposite ends of the globe, reliving the voyages and investigating the ship itself, lost on the final Franklin expedition and discovered with the help of Inuit knowledge in 2014. The story of a ship begins after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, when Great Britain had more bomb ships than it had enemies. The solid, reinforced hulls of HMS Erebus, and another bomb ship, HMS Terror, made them suitable for discovering what lay at the coldest ends of the earth.     In 1839, Erebus was chosen as the flagship of an expedition to penetrate south...read more

  • Michael Palin

    Brought to you by Penguin. THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations. His resulting documentary for Channel 5 was widely acclaimed. Now he shares his day-by-day diary of his visit, in...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones star in this innovative and groundbreaking series which includes 19 of their best sketches. From the memorable 'Nudge Nudge Wink Wink' to the celebrated 'Dead Parrot Sketch', there’s also the hairdresser with a fear of hair who really wanted to be a lumberjack in 'Barber Shop Sketch' and the 'Lumberjack Song'. Also featuring among many timeless classics are leading figures from the Third Reich, who fetch up in a B&B in the West Country, and the famous composer who only has one shed but did once think of getting a second... Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD and...read more

  • Michael Palin

    Driven by a passion for travel and history and a love of ships and the sea, former Monty Python stalwart and beloved television globe-trotter Michael Palin explores the world of HMS Erebus, last seen on an ill-fated voyage to chart the Northwest Passage. Michael Palin brings the fascinating story of the Erebus and its occupants to life, from its construction as a bomb vessel in 1826 through the flagship years of James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition and finally to Sir John Franklin's quest for the holy grail of navigation-a route through the Northwest Passage, where the ship disappeared into the depths of the sea for more than 150 years. It was rediscovered under the arctic waters in...read more

  • Michael Palin

    Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. A professional writer of some repute, he has reached the age of fifty-six with nothing resembling the success of his two great literary heroes, George Orwell and Albert Camus. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime-to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a widely respected and highly influential activist and humanitarian-he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him-and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -King Lear -Musicians at Work -Family Grocer -Science for Sixth Forms -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Monster Mash -Maternity Ward -On Guard -The Wonder of Words -Stool Pigeon -The Sound of Music -An...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -Traffic Warden -Round Up -Thank You -Burglary Prevention -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Hunting Tigers -Thou Shalt Not -Royal Opera House -Morning Madam Scenes Of Village Life -Captain Fantastic -Miss...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -Economic Axe -Chancellor of the Exchequer -Espionage -Custard Factory -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Love is a Cylindrical Piano -Miss Pringe -Rehearsal -Cinderella -Captain Fantastic -British...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -Instrumental -The Problems of Falling Over -The Wild and Woolly West -Weather -Hamster Allergies -Post Early for Christmas -Its Lucy! -You're Fired! -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Announcement -Tubas...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This episode features a large compilation of the very best sketches from the...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -King Lear -Musicians at Work -Family Grocer -Science for Sixth Forms -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Monster Mash -Maternity Ward -On Guard -The Wonder of Words -Stool Pigeon -The Sound of Music -An...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -How to Eat -Musicians at Work -Happy Grin Insurance -Flying Doctor -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -The Equestrian Statue -Take Your Clothes Off -Bus Stop -Cookery Class -Help! -Captain...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -Sport -Whackfield Wanders -Chairback Banana Grabbing -Angling -Frogmen Routine -The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Hello Mabel -Fortune Teller -Miniskirt -Captain Fantastic -Romeo &...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -Holiday Club -Gremlin Easi-Suite -Welcome Home -Bonzo Dog Doo-Had Band -Death Cab for Cutie -Has Anyone Seen the Invisible Man? -The Vosburgh Art Gallery -Captain...read more

  • Eric Idle

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner- much like that of Monty Python, a succeeding show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show, including: -Television Planning -The Beginning of the End -Spotters Corner -Backwards -Cookery Class -Arthur the Amazing Performing Dog -Come Out to Play -Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -Metaphorically...read more