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Michael Palin's New Europe
Format Travel
Starring Michael Palin
Country of origin UK
No. of episodes 7
Running time 55 min ea./~413 min.
Original channel BBC
Picture format HDTV
Original run 16 September 2007 – 28 October 2007
Preceded by Himalaya with Michael Palin

Michael Palin's New Europe is a travel documentary presented by Michael Palin and first aired in the UK on the BBC in 2007 and in the US on the Travel Channel on Monday January 28 2008.[1] Palin visits 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.[2] The filming was done in 2006 and early 2007 using HD (high definition) equipment.[3] The result was made into seven one-hour programmes for BBC One and simulcast on BBC HD. A book, New Europe, was also written describing the trip, and illustrated with photographs by Basil Pao.


The programme consists of seven one-hour episodes:

# UK Title US Title Countries visited
1 War and Peace Across the Iron Curtain Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania:
2 Eastern Delight From the Rila Mountains to Cappodoccia Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey
3 Wild East From the Dniestr to the Danube Transnistria, Moldova and Romania :
Palin celebrated Transnistrian National Day, met a Moldovan self sufficient old woman, worked with Romanian lumberjacks, interviewed a Romanian tennis player and visited Transylvania and Bucharest with its Palace of the Parliament.
4 Danube to Dnieper Hungary to Yalta Hungary and Ukraine
5 Baltic Summer The Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) :
Palin joined in the festivities with some Neopagans.
6 From Pole to Pole Poland Poland
7 Journey's End The End of the Line Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany (former East Germany)


  1. ^ "Michael Palin's New Europe on Travel Channel". 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2008-03-06.  
  2. ^ "Michael Palin's European frontier". Times Online. 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2007-09-16.  
  3. ^ Press release

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