THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT DOCUMENTARY A Glimpse Of Life Inside The World S Most Secretive Country, As Told By Britain S Best Loved Travel WriterIn May , 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 Was Widely AcclaimedNow He Shares His Day By Day Diary Of His Visit, In Which He Describes Not Only What He Saw And His Fleeting Views Of What The Authorities Didn T Want Him To See But Recounts The Conversations He Had With The Country S Inhabitants, Talks Candidly About His Encounters With Officialdom, And Records His Musings About A Land Wholly Unlike Any Other He Has Ever Visited One That Inspires Fascination And Fear In Equal MeasureWritten With Palin S Trademark Warmth And Wit, And Illustrated With Beautiful Colour Photographs Throughout, The Journal Offers A Rare Insight Into The North Korea Behind The Headlines
Michael Edward Palin, CBE, is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries.Palin wrote most of his material with Terry Jones Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as The Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including The Dead Parrot , The Lumberjack Song , The Spanish Inquisition and Spam Palin continued to work with Jones, co writing Ripping Yarns He has also appeared in several films directed by fellow Python Terry Gilliam and made notable appearances in other films such as A Fish Called Wanda, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian s Comedian, he was voted the 30th favourite by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.After Python, he began a new career as a travel writer His journeys have taken him across the world, the North and South Poles, the Sahara desert, the Himalayas and most recently, Eastern Europe In 2000 Palin became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE for his services to television.
- 176 pages
- North Korea Journal
- Michael Palin
- 14 February 2018 Michael Palin