Move over Monty Python: Palin proves more popular for his travels

October 15, 2009

Scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, TV presenter, actor and playwright – Michael Palin is a man of many talents. Judging by the audience questions at his recent appearance at the National Theatre to promote the second volume of his diaries, it would seem that many of us now associate him with his adventurous travels for the BBC more so than any other aspect of his long and illustrious career. I wonder if the BBC will ever commission another Palin series now that Around the World in 80 Days – this time for Children in Need – is in full swing? Palin remains as popular as ever and it would be a shame not to see him on our screens in a travel capacity again. Sarah Belcher