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Monty Python legend and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin brings tales of two of the most extraordinary journeys he’s ever made to The Queen's Hall in a new solo show.

'From North Korea Into Iraq' will see Michael deliver first-hand accounts of journeys through two countries on the dark side of history, both named by President George Bush as being part of the "Axis of Evil". Using photos and film shot at the time, he will tell the story of his challenging adventures in the tightly controlled time bomb that is the People's Republic of North Korea, and the bruised land of Iraq, once the home of civilisation, torn apart over the last thirty years by brutal war and bloodshed.

These two countries are often portrayed as international pariahs, and two of the last places you'd want to visit, but for Michael, the best part of travelling is looking behind the headlines and getting to know what life is really like for the people who live there.

Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from 'Monty Python' and 'Ripping Yarns' to 'The Missionary' and 'The Death of Stalin'. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries, his journeys taking him to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil.

Presented by Phil McIntyre Live

 

Michael Palin: From North Korea into Iraq

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