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Breakfast Wednesday, 2 October, 2002, 10:52 GMT 11:52 UK
Palin's Sahara crossing
Globetrotting Michael Palin has travelled across the Sahara Desert. He has a wealth of stories to share. And, this morning, he gave us a flavour of them in a special online forum.

This forum has now finished.


To reach the fabled 11th century city of Timbuktu, Palin had to cross crocodile-infested rivers and scale mountain ranges.

In our online forum, he describes his hairiest moment - trailing at the back of a Tuareg camel train as it crossed the Sahara.

He also reveals that there's only unexplored region he has no desire to enter: outer space.

  • The new 4 part BBC series 'Sahara with Michael Palin' starts on Sunday 13 October 7.00-8.00pm BBC ONE.

  • A book, "Inside Sahara" accompanies the series. It is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN:0-297-84304-4

  • The new 4 part BBC series 'Sahara with Michael Palin' starts on Sunday 13 October 7.00-8.00pm BBC ONE.
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