Brazil With Michael Palin

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (374)

Brazil with Michael Palin is a travel documentary series that aired on BBC One in 2012. The show stars Michael Palin, an English comedian, actor, writer, and television presenter, as he travels across Brazil, exploring its diverse culture and landscapes. Throughout the series, Palin takes viewers on a journey through Brazil, starting in the northeast and making his way down to the Amazon rainforest in the south. Along the way, he meets a variety of locals, including fishermen, musicians, cowboys, and indigenous tribes.

In each episode, Palin immerses himself in local customs and traditions, trying his hand at everything from dancing the samba to rodeo riding. He also delves into Brazil's fascinating history, from the colonial period to the present day, and explores its unique cuisine, which draws on a range of influences, including African, European, and indigenous cultures.

One of the key themes of the series is the incredible beauty of Brazil's natural landscapes. From the azure waters of Fernando de Noronha island to the rugged peaks of the Serra da Capivara, Palin showcases the country's stunning biodiversity and highlights the urgent need to protect it.

Despite its many wonders, Brazil is also a country of stark contrasts, with huge disparities in wealth and entrenched social problems. Palin does not shy away from this reality, exploring the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and examining the impact of Brazil's recent economic growth on the environment and society.

Alongside Palin, the series features a variety of experts, including biologists, anthropologists, and historians, who provide valuable insights into Brazil's culture and natural history. The show also features appearances from Brazilian celebrities, such as actress Carolina Ferraz and singer Gilberto Gil, who share their own perspectives on the country.

Overall, Brazil with Michael Palin is a fascinating and immersive exploration of one of the world's most vibrant and complex countries. Palin's warmth and wit, combined with stunning cinematography and a thoughtful approach to storytelling, make this a must-see for anyone interested in Brazil's rich culture, history, and environment.

Brazil With Michael Palin is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on June 9, 2014.

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Dolphin Coast
5. Dolphin Coast
July 19, 2015
Brazil's coast stretches from the cool temperate waters of the south to the mouth of the Amazon, the equator and beyond.
The Deep South
4. The Deep South
June 10, 2014
Michael is surprised by the diversity of the deep south where Asian and European influences have made a melting pot.
Road To Rio
3. Road To Rio
June 10, 2014
Michael learns about Brazil's great mineral wealth and then travels to Rio, to find out how its new-found wealth is being spent, and how it's changing the lives of millions of people who live there.
Into Amazonia
2. Into Amazonia
June 9, 2014
Michael makes his way from from Brazil's northern border with Venezuela along the Rivers Branco, Negro, Amazon, Tapajos and Xingu, through the very heart of Amazonia, before making his way to the capital, Brasilia.
Out Of Africa
1. Out Of Africa
June 9, 2014
Michael begins in northeast Brazil where Europeans first settled and were rich on slave labor. In Sao Luis, European and African religious rituals joined in Brazilian celebrations. Michael visits one of the region's massive beaches before going to the monster sand-dunes of the Lencois Maranhenses National Park. He looks around Recife's striking street art and sculptures, and in Olinda, he gets roped onto the dance floor. In Salvador, he gets his fortune read by a priest who practices the local religion of Candomble.
Where to Watch Brazil With Michael Palin
Brazil With Michael Palin is available for streaming on the BBC one website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brazil With Michael Palin on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 9, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (374)