Michael Palin's New Europe

Baltic Summer

Series 1 - Episode 5 Baltic Summer



The intrepid traveller continues his journey around eastern Europe by visiting the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. He tells the story of how three tiny nations escaped the oppression of the Soviet Union and reclaimed a culture that was once thought lost. Michael celebrates the pagan festival of Jaani, embarks on a session of fire-walking, and comes to understand why Lithuania is often referred to as `A Singing Nation'.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Palin
Director Roger Mills
Series Producer Roger Mills
Writer Michael Palin
Documentary Current Affairs