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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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1 00:01:07,060 --> 00:01:11,736 These are the Diomede Islands in the centre of the Bering Strait. 2 00:01:11,900 --> 00:01:16,212 Behind me is Greater Diomede - uninhabited, a Russian island - 3 00:01:16,380 --> 00:01:19,577 and the one I'm on - Little Diomede - is American. 4 00:01:19,740 --> 00:01:26,259 50 miles to the north is the Arctic Circle. Behind me runs the International Date Line. 5 00:01:26,420 --> 00:01:29,537 On Greater Diomede it's already tomorrow. 6 00:01:31,540 --> 00:01:35,055 From these straits, the Pacific Ocean stretches southwards 7 00:01:35,220 --> 00:01:37,859 to cover one third of the Earth's surface. 8 00:01:38,020 --> 00:01:42,172 Our journey will take us all the way round this vast ocean. 9 00:01:42,340 --> 00:01:45,810

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1 00:00:37,500 --> 00:00:41,812 I'm en route to Sado Island - my first stop in Japan 2 00:00:41,980 --> 00:00:45,529 on the way to Korea and China. 3 00:00:54,260 --> 00:00:57,138 I'm impatient to get there. 4 00:01:00,980 --> 00:01:03,858 Sado Island is where the Kodo drummers live. 5 00:01:22,020 --> 00:01:25,456 I first saw them perform ten years ago. 6 00:01:26,460 --> 00:01:32,217 Their sheer power and energy has stayed in my memory ever since. 7 00:01:34,620 --> 00:01:39,899 Which is why I've come to this modest, respectable, out-of-the-way island. 8 00:01:46,020 --> 00:01:50,696 In the Middle Ages, Sado was a place of exile. 9 00:01:50,860 --> 00:01:56,617 Now it's where the Kodos work and train, and

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1 00:00:41,060 --> 00:00:45,000 There it is - the coast of China. The big one 2 00:00:45,340 --> 00:00:50,937 Probably the most important and significant of all the countries of the Pacific Rim, 3 00:00:51,100 --> 00:00:53,853 and yet the one that's least understood 4 00:00:54,020 --> 00:00:58,855 But we've got to try and understand it because if forecasts are right, 5 00:00:59,020 --> 00:01:04,697 within the next 25 years, China is going to have the most powerful economy in the world 6 00:01:04,860 --> 00:01:09,570 Yet I still have that feeling - partly because of its recent history - 7 00:01:09,740 --> 00:01:14,860 of apprehension about travelling in China, a vague whiff of difficulty 8 00:01:15,020 --> 00:01:21,050 But I'm also deeply fascinated and looking forward to getting there 9

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1 00:00:44,560 --> 00:00:49,840 We've arrived in the People's Republic of Vietnam at a time of great change. 2 00:00:53,760 --> 00:00:57,309 Ho Chi Minh, father of the country, is a memory. 3 00:00:57,480 --> 00:01:00,677 Don't want to make them too wide, Charles. 4 00:01:00,840 --> 00:01:04,230 Vietnam is rejoining the world. 5 00:01:09,080 --> 00:01:12,390 Hanoi has sprouted hotels, mobile phones, 6 00:01:12,560 --> 00:01:15,632 English-language newspapers and cricket. 7 00:01:15,800 --> 00:01:19,634 English ex-pats v Indian ex-pats. 8 00:01:21,960 --> 00:01:25,111 I'm asked to watch the game and spin the coin. 9 00:01:25,280 --> 00:01:27,077 Heads. 10

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1 00:00:40,300 --> 00:00:45,010 Zamboanga, on the southern tip of the Philippines, is difficult to leave. 2 00:00:45,780 --> 00:00:48,169 This is partly because it has charm 3 00:00:48,340 --> 00:00:52,777 and partly because the sailing schedules are completely unreliable. 4 00:00:53,420 --> 00:00:58,892 After several days of delay, we are booked aboard the Danica Joy, bound for Borneo. 5 00:01:03,300 --> 00:01:08,977 Her bigger sister ship should do this run, but she's laid up after a fire in the engine room. 6 00:01:09,140 --> 00:01:11,529 Still, beggars can't be choosers. 7 00:01:11,700 --> 00:01:16,296 Political tension between the Philippines and Malaysia meant until a year ago 8 00:01:16,460 --> 00:01:20,453 there was no passenger service across these seas at all. 9 00:01:22,980 --> 00:01:28,691

Aug 03, 2022 19:14:40 46.32KB Download Translate

1 00:00:41,620 --> 00:00:47,280 I'm riding a road train called Lazy Lady - 180 feet of truck and trailer. 2 00:00:47,420 --> 00:00:52,050 We're 200 miles south of Darwin and about to witness a unique phenomenon - 3 00:00:52,220 --> 00:00:55,371 the only set of traffic lights for 1,000 miles. 4 00:00:59,300 --> 00:01:02,610 My driver Scotty drops me off in the town of Katherine. 5 00:01:02,780 --> 00:01:06,489 I'll be seeing him later, but first there's business to do. 6 00:01:09,340 --> 00:01:14,130 Katherine is a small, bustling oasis in the middle of a vast empty land. 7 00:01:14,300 --> 00:01:17,770 I have an appointment with someone who'll show me the country. 8 00:01:17,940 --> 00:01:23,810 His name is Peter Trembath and he's a vet. He operates out of the local airport.

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1 00:00:44,900 --> 00:00:49,480 10,000 miles of unbroken Southern Ocean separate New Zealand 2 00:00:49,680 --> 00:00:53,468 from this, the southernmost point of the American continent, 3 00:00:53,640 --> 00:00:59,033 a place feared and respected by generations of mariners - Cape Horn. 4 00:01:05,960 --> 00:01:09,350 Commander, is this the real Cape Horn? 5 00:01:09,520 --> 00:01:13,308 I know it as a place of mountainous seas and shipwrecks. 6 00:01:13,480 --> 00:01:18,031 - It's like a millpond today. - It is real, but we have been very lucky. 7 00:01:18,200 --> 00:01:21,590 This is very unusual to have this fine weather, really. 8 00:01:21,760 --> 00:01:26,550 So it's true that, normally, it's a pretty rough place to? 9

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1 00:00:41,860 --> 00:00:46,860 The surface of Lake Titicaca covers 5,000 square miles of the Andes. 2 00:00:47,020 --> 00:00:49,340 It's the highest lake in the world. 3 00:00:54,780 --> 00:00:56,780 The lakeside town of Copacabana 4 00:00:56,940 --> 00:01:00,980 is a half-day's travel north from the Bolivian capital La Paz. 5 00:01:05,500 --> 00:01:09,380 The Spanish colonised Bolivia 450 years ago. 6 00:01:09,540 --> 00:01:14,620 As important as the wealth they took away was the religion they brought with them. 7 00:01:19,660 --> 00:01:23,860 Copacabana is a very important place for Catholics. 8 00:01:24,020 --> 00:01:29,740 Miracles happened here. There's a shrine to the Virgin in the cathedral back there. 9 00:01:29,900 --> 00:01:33,700

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1 00:00:45,260 --> 00:00:48,719 We've come out of the Andes and are following the Urubamba River 2 00:00:48,720 --> 00:00:52,759 into the hot and humid rain forest of the Amazon Basin. 3 00:00:56,060 --> 00:00:58,699 There is no other way through the forest 4 00:00:58,860 --> 00:01:02,375 and we have nearly a week of river travel ahead of us. 5 00:01:04,380 --> 00:01:08,817 Our guide, Barry Walker, can barely take the binoculars from his eyes. 6 00:01:08,980 --> 00:01:15,818 If you're a bird-spotter like Barry, then Peru, with 2,000 species, is a land of opportunity. 7 00:01:19,500 --> 00:01:25,416 The forest is attracting attention for more than its natural beauty, as I'm soon to find out. 8 00:01:25,580 --> 00:01:30,096 Here we are in the Camisea River, Michael. 9 00:01:30,260 --> 00:01:38,260

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1 00:00:51,820 --> 00:00:54,320 These men are more than just wrestlers. 2 00:00:58,420 --> 00:01:01,378 In Mexico City, they're heroes. 3 00:01:04,780 --> 00:01:07,817 They're mean, moody and macho. 4 00:01:11,180 --> 00:01:14,138 And like everywhere where men throw each other about, 5 00:01:14,300 --> 00:01:16,973 there are women who love to watch. 6 00:01:18,980 --> 00:01:22,859 - How many years has she been watching? - 40 years. 7 00:01:23,020 --> 00:01:25,136 40 years? 8 00:01:25,300 --> 00:01:28,656 These are the Lucha Libre, or free fighters. 9 00:01:28,820 --> 00:01:32,938 Inspired by comic-book heroes, they have names like Satan and The Ghost.