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Himalaya with Michael Palin Previous Broadcasts

Bhutan to the Bay of Bengal (Episode #106Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 26, 2011 -- 8:00 PM

Encountering new extremes of wealth and poverty, altitude and freezing cold, the ex-Python brings his unique brand of wit and wisdom with him as he travels across the roof of the world. Traveling through this awe-inspiring scenery, including rich flora and fauna and dizzying switchback mountain roads, Michael visits the region's cities and makes detours to places - and people - of special interest. From the historic Khyber Pass, Michael goes to Peshawar by steam train and walks the streets of Darra to the rattle of AK 47s. He crosses into India, passing through troubled Kashmir, and visits Dharamsala for an audience with the Dalai Lama. In Nepal, Michael witnesses the trials of the Gurkha recruitment, before trekking to Tibet to witness Everest's Death Zone first-hand. After experiencing Lhasa, he heads to the nomads' annual horse festival, then through Yunan to Assam and on to Bhutan, where he is entertained by members of the royal family. Michael's epic journey ends in Bangladesh, where the great rivers of the Himalaya disgorge into the Bay of Bengal, just in time for the monsoon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 28, 2011 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 27, 2011 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 27, 2011 -- 2:00 AM

Leaping Tigers, Naked Nagas (Episode #105Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 19, 2011 -- 8:00 PM

Encountering new extremes of wealth and poverty, altitude and freezing cold, the ex-Python brings his unique brand of wit and wisdom with him as he travels across the roof of the world. Traveling through this awe-inspiring scenery, including rich flora and fauna and dizzying switchback mountain roads, Michael visits the region's cities and makes detours to places - and people - of special interest. From the historic Khyber Pass, Michael goes to Peshawar by steam train and walks the streets of Darra to the rattle of AK 47s. He crosses into India, passing through troubled Kashmir, and visits Dharamsala for an audience with the Dalai Lama. In Nepal, Michael witnesses the trials of the Gurkha recruitment, before trekking to Tibet to witness Everest's Death Zone first-hand. After experiencing Lhasa, he heads to the nomads' annual horse festival, then through Yunan to Assam and on to Bhutan, where he is entertained by members of the royal family. Michael's epic journey ends in Bangladesh, where the great rivers of the Himalaya disgorge into the Bay of Bengal, just in time for the monsoon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 -- 2:00 AM

Roof of the World (Episode #104Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 12, 2011 -- 8:00 PM

Encountering new extremes of wealth and poverty, altitude and freezing cold, the ex-Python brings his unique brand of wit and wisdom with him as he travels across the roof of the world. Traveling through this awe-inspiring scenery, including rich flora and fauna and dizzying switchback mountain roads, Michael visits the region's cities and makes detours to places - and people - of special interest. From the historic Khyber Pass, Michael goes to Peshawar by steam train and walks the streets of Darra to the rattle of AK 47s. He crosses into India, passing through troubled Kashmir, and visits Dharamsala for an audience with the Dalai Lama. In Nepal, Michael witnesses the trials of the Gurkha recruitment, before trekking to Tibet to witness Everest's Death Zone first-hand. After experiencing Lhasa, he heads to the nomads' annual horse festival, then through Yunan to Assam and on to Bhutan, where he is entertained by members of the royal family. Michael's epic journey ends in Bangladesh, where the great rivers of the Himalaya disgorge into the Bay of Bengal, just in time for the monsoon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 14, 2011 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 13, 2011 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 13, 2011 -- 2:00 AM

Annapurna to Everest (Episode #103Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 5, 2011 -- 8:00 PM

Encountering new extremes of wealth and poverty, altitude and freezing cold, the ex-Python brings his unique brand of wit and wisdom with him as he travels across the roof of the world. Traveling through this awe-inspiring scenery, including rich flora and fauna and dizzying switchback mountain roads, Michael visits the region's cities and makes detours to places - and people - of special interest. From the historic Khyber Pass, Michael goes to Peshawar by steam train and walks the streets of Darra to the rattle of AK 47s. He crosses into India, passing through troubled Kashmir, and visits Dharamsala for an audience with the Dalai Lama. In Nepal, Michael witnesses the trials of the Gurkha recruitment, before trekking to Tibet to witness Everest's Death Zone first-hand. After experiencing Lhasa, he heads to the nomads' annual horse festival, then through Yunan to Assam and on to Bhutan, where he is entertained by members of the royal family. Michael's epic journey ends in Bangladesh, where the great rivers of the Himalaya disgorge into the Bay of Bengal, just in time for the monsoon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 7, 2011 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 6, 2011 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 6, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
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