Cold Start

Series 1 - Episode 1 Cold Start



Three years after Around the World in 80 Days marked Michael Palin’s transition from beloved Python to beloved TV traveller, he returned to TV screens with a thrilling eight-part journey, starting at the North Pole before heading through Russia and Ukraine to the ghost town of Chernobyl, then visiting Turkey, Sudan and Zambia. You will be cheering him on all the way, even when disaster strikes…


Michael Palin's epic expedition from the North to the South Pole. In the first leg of his journey, he leaves the Arctic and travel by a variety of vehicles through Russia, Norway and Finland. He interviews Father Christmas, takes a sauna with a Finnish MP and nearly starts a new life in a Norwegian lighthouse along the way.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Palin
Director Roger Mills
Producer Clem Vallance