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BBC Full Circle with Michael Palin - Mini English Subtitles

 BBC Full Circle with Michael Palin - Mini

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Released: 10 Aug 1997
Runtime: 500 min
Genre: Adventure, Documentary
Director: N/A
Actors: Michael Palin, Rob Hehnlin
Country: United Kingdom
Rating: 8.4

Overview:

Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim.

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Sep 05, 2007 02:14:24 36.35KB Download Translate

1 00:01:07,767 --> 00:01:12,443 These are the Diomede Islands in the centre of the Bering Strait. 2 00:01:12,607 --> 00:01:16,919 Behind me is Greater Diomede - uninhabited, a Russian island - 3 00:01:17,087 --> 00:01:20,284 and the one I'm on - Little Diomede - is American. 4 00:01:20,447 --> 00:01:26,966 50 miles to the north is the Arctic Circle. Behind me runs the International Date Line. 5 00:01:27,127 --> 00:01:30,244 On Greater Diomede it's already tomorrow. 6 00:01:32,247 --> 00:01:35,762 From these straits, the Pacific 0cean stretches southwards 7 00:01:35,927 --> 00:01:38,566 to cover one third of the Earth's surface. 8 00:01:38,727 --> 00:01:42,879 0ur journey will take us all the way round this vast ocean. 9 00:01:43,047 --> 00:01:46,517

Sep 05, 2007 02:12:04 44.15KB Download Translate

1 00:00:38,247 --> 00:00:42,559 I'm en route to Sado Island - my first stop in Japan 2 00:00:42,727 --> 00:00:46,276 on the way to Korea and China. 3 00:00:55,007 --> 00:00:57,885 I'm impatient to get there. 4 00:01:01,727 --> 00:01:04,605 Sado Island is where the Kodo drummers live. 5 00:01:22,767 --> 00:01:26,203 I first saw them perform ten years ago. 6 00:01:27,207 --> 00:01:32,964 Their sheer power and energy has stayed in my memory ever since. 7 00:01:35,367 --> 00:01:40,646 Which is why I've come to this modest, respectable, out-of-the-way island. 8 00:01:46,767 --> 00:01:51,443 In the Middle Ages, Sado was a place of exile. 9 00:01:51,607 --> 00:01:57,364 Now it's where the Kodos work and train, and they've invited me to join them for a day.

Sep 05, 2007 02:00:18 41.77KB Download Translate

1 00:00:41,967 --> 00:00:46,245 There it is - the coast of China. The big one. 2 00:00:46,407 --> 00:00:52,004 Probably the most important and significant of all the countries of the Pacific Rim, 3 00:00:52,167 --> 00:00:54,920 and yet the one that's least understood. 4 00:00:55,087 --> 00:00:59,922 But we've got to try and understand it because if forecasts are right, 5 00:01:00,087 --> 00:01:05,764 within the next 25 years, China is going to have the most powerful economy in the world. 6 00:01:05,927 --> 00:01:10,637 Yet I still have that feeling - partly because of its recent history - 7 00:01:10,807 --> 00:01:15,927 of apprehension about travelling in China, a vague whiff of difficulty. 8 00:01:16,087 --> 00:01:22,117 But I'm also deeply fascinated and looking forward to getting there. 9 00:01:26,007 --> 00:01:32,401

Sep 05, 2007 13:54:40 44.72KB Download Translate

1 00:00:45,566 --> 00:00:51,198 We've arrived in the People's Republic of Vietnam at a time of great change. 2 00:00:54,526 --> 00:00:58,075 Ho Chi Minh, father of the country, is a memory. 3 00:00:58,246 --> 00:01:01,443 Don't want to make them too wide, Charles. 4 00:01:01,606 --> 00:01:04,996 Vietnam is rejoining the world. 5 00:01:09,846 --> 00:01:13,156 Hanoi has sprouted hotels, mobile phones, 6 00:01:13,326 --> 00:01:16,398 English-language newspapers and cricket. 7 00:01:16,566 --> 00:01:20,400 English ex-pats v Indian ex-pats. 8 00:01:22,726 --> 00:01:25,877 I'm asked to watch the game and spin the coin. 9 00:01:26,046 --> 00:01:27,843 Heads. 10 00:01:28,966 --> 00:01:34,404

Sep 05, 2007 14:02:50 46.21KB Download Translate

1 00:00:40,927 --> 00:00:45,637 Zamboanga, on the southern tip of the Philippines, is difficult to leave. 2 00:00:46,407 --> 00:00:48,796 This is partly because it has charm 3 00:00:48,967 --> 00:00:53,404 and partly because the sailing schedules are completely unreliable. 4 00:00:54,047 --> 00:00:59,519 After several days of delay, we are booked aboard the Danica Joy, bound for Borneo. 5 00:01:03,927 --> 00:01:09,604 Her bigger sister ship should do this run, but she's laid up after a fire in the engine room. 6 00:01:09,767 --> 00:01:12,156 Still, beggars can't be choosers. 7 00:01:12,327 --> 00:01:16,923 Political tension between the Philippines and Malaysia meant until a year ago 8 00:01:17,087 --> 00:01:21,080 there was no passenger service across these seas at all. 9 00:01:23,607 --> 00:01:29,318

Sep 05, 2007 14:28:44 46.31KB Download Translate

1 00:00:42,567 --> 00:00:48,164 I'm riding a road train called Lazy Lady - 180 feet of truck and trailer. 2 00:00:48,327 --> 00:00:52,957 We're 200 miles south of Darwin and about to witness a unique phenomenon - 3 00:00:53,127 --> 00:00:56,278 the only set of traffic lights for 1,000 miles. 4 00:01:00,207 --> 00:01:03,517 My driver Scotty drops me off in the town of Katherine. 5 00:01:03,687 --> 00:01:07,396 I'll be seeing him later, but first there's business to do. 6 00:01:10,247 --> 00:01:15,037 Katherine is a small, bustling oasis in the middle of a vast empty land. 7 00:01:15,207 --> 00:01:18,677 I have an appointment with someone who'll show me the country. 8 00:01:18,847 --> 00:01:24,717 His name is Peter Trembath and he's a vet. He operates out of the local airport. 9

May 20, 2006 09:22:06 41.98KB Download Translate

1 00:00:46,310 --> 00:00:50,622 10,000 miles of unbroken Southern 0cean separate New Zealand 2 00:00:50,790 --> 00:00:54,578 from this, the southernmost point of the American continent, 3 00:00:54,750 --> 00:01:00,143 a place feared and respected by generations of mariners - Cape Horn. 4 00:01:07,070 --> 00:01:10,460 Commander, is this the real Cape Horn? 5 00:01:10,630 --> 00:01:14,418 I know it as a place of mountainous seas and shipwrecks. 6 00:01:14,590 --> 00:01:19,141 - It's like a millpond today. - It is real, but we have been very lucky. 7 00:01:19,310 --> 00:01:22,700 This is very unusual to have this fine weather, really. 8 00:01:22,870 --> 00:01:27,660 So it's true that, normally, it's a pretty rough place to? 9

May 31, 2006 19:58:42 44.33KB Download Translate

1 00:00:42,920 --> 00:00:47,920 The surface of Lake Titicaca covers 5,000 square miles of the Andes. 2 00:00:48,080 --> 00:00:50,400 It's the highest lake in the world. 3 00:00:55,840 --> 00:00:57,840 The lakeside town of Copacabana 4 00:00:58,000 --> 00:01:02,040 is a half-day's travel north from the Bolivian capital La Paz. 5 00:01:06,560 --> 00:01:10,440 The Spanish colonised Bolivia 450 years ago. 6 00:01:10,600 --> 00:01:15,680 As important as the wealth they took away was the religion they brought with them. 7 00:01:20,720 --> 00:01:24,920 Copacabana is a very important place for Catholics. 8 00:01:25,080 --> 00:01:30,800 Miracles happened here. There's a shrine to the Virgin in the cathedral back there. 9 00:01:30,960 --> 00:01:34,760 Also you're expected to do a pilgrimage

Sep 05, 2007 15:18:18 47.45KB Download Translate

1 00:00:45,527 --> 00:00:49,406 We've come out of the Andes and are following the Urubamba River 2 00:00:49,567 --> 00:00:53,606 into the hot and humid rainforest of the Amazon Basin. 3 00:00:56,967 --> 00:00:59,606 There is no other way through the forest 4 00:00:59,767 --> 00:01:03,282 and we have nearly a week of river travel ahead of us. 5 00:01:05,287 --> 00:01:09,724 0ur guide, Barry Walker, can barely take the binoculars from his eyes. 6 00:01:09,887 --> 00:01:16,725 If you're a bird-spotter like Barry, then Peru, with 2,000 species, is a land of opportunity. 7 00:01:20,407 --> 00:01:26,323 The forest is attracting attention for more than its natural beauty, as I'm soon to find out. 8 00:01:26,487 --> 00:01:31,003 Here we are in the Camisea River, Michael. 9 00:01:31,167 --> 00:01:39,757

May 21, 2006 18:24:16 50.89KB Download Translate

1 00:00:52,734 --> 00:00:55,407 These men are more than just wrestlers. 2 00:00:59,654 --> 00:01:02,612 In Mexico City, they're heroes. 3 00:01:06,014 --> 00:01:09,051 They're mean, moody and macho. 4 00:01:12,414 --> 00:01:15,372 And like everywhere where men throw each other about, 5 00:01:15,534 --> 00:01:18,207 there are women who love to watch. 6 00:01:20,214 --> 00:01:24,093 - How many years has she been watching? - 40 years. 7 00:01:24,254 --> 00:01:26,370 40 years? 8 00:01:26,534 --> 00:01:29,890 These are the Lucha Libre, or free fighters. 9 00:01:30,054 --> 00:01:34,172 Inspired by comic-book heroes, they have names like Satan and The Ghost. 10

May 20, 2006 20:17:06 36.33KB Download Translate

1 00:00:01,327 --> 00:00:05,320 There are lots of times when I feel the last thing I want to do 2 00:00:05,487 --> 00:00:11,483 is to get up in the morning and go anywhere and get in a bus or on a boat or fly anywhere. 3 00:00:11,647 --> 00:00:16,038 Just want to sit around. Basically, I am quite lazy, I think. 4 00:00:16,207 --> 00:00:20,405 But the travelling kind of energises me, 5 00:00:20,567 --> 00:00:25,322 keeps me... keeps the brain ticking over, keeps the body tested. 6 00:00:25,487 --> 00:00:30,038 I think my family are sort of aware now that it's better to have... 7 00:00:31,687 --> 00:00:36,556 ...have a husband or father who's fulfilled rather than frustrated. 8 00:00:36,727 --> 00:00:39,036 And, as I do enjoy the journeys, 9 00:00:39,207 --> 00:00:43,917

May 21, 2006 08:30:48 50.74KB Download Translate

1 00:00:12,607 --> 00:00:17,681 This is the skyline of beautiful downtown Nome - the first city on our journey. 2 00:00:17,847 --> 00:00:19,838 Nome, Alaska. 3 00:00:21,327 --> 00:00:24,080 A place of bars, booze... 4 00:00:25,167 --> 00:00:29,046 ...and Eskimo trinkets at the Arctic stores. 5 00:00:37,487 --> 00:00:40,957 "Mummy, why are these two stuck together?" 6 00:00:54,327 --> 00:00:59,481 I'm going along the coast from Nome to see a very sad sight - 7 00:00:59,647 --> 00:01:02,115 an abandoned gold-rush railway, 8 00:01:02,287 --> 00:01:08,044 known and billed as a tourist attraction called "The Last Train to Nowhere". 9 00:01:08,207 --> 00:01:10,675 This is nowhere. 10