About this title: In his post-Monty Python years, British comic and belletrist Michael Palin unquestionably made one of his strongest marks as a host of popular travel-themed cable documentary series, including Around the World in 80 Days With Michael Palin (1989), Pole to Pole with Michael Palin (1992), and Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (2000). The seven-part BBC miniseries Michael Palin's New Europe (2007) finds Palin journeying through the former satellite countries of the Iron Curtain, including Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia. In each episode, Palin hones in on a few select geographic areas and takes an on-camera tour of each - meeting the locals, surveying the landscapes and the buildings, sampling the food and engaging in numerous unforeseen adventures as only he can, with his trademark dry wit in abundance. He thus introduces western audiences to a series of entire cultures that were sealed off from outside view during nearly a century of Soviet rule - and thus, countries "newly added" to the mainstream European community (hence the title of the program). Nathan Southern, Rovi
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