Masterpiece: Around the World in 80 Days DVD

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London, 1872. Phileas Fogg lives a comfortable but utterly unfulfilling life in London, spending every day at his club with his friends Fortescue and Bellamy. But when he receives a hand-delivered postcard, with only the word 'COWARD' written on the back, it turns his world upside down.
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London, 1872. Phileas Fogg lives a comfortable but utterly unfulfilling life in London, spending every day at his club with his friends Fortescue and Bellamy. But when he receives a hand-delivered postcard, with only the word 'COWARD' written on the back, it turns his world upside down.

So much so, that the usual teasing at the hands of Bellamy provokes Fogg into undertaking a wager – to travel around the world in eighty days. Fogg is accompanied by quick-witted valet Passepartout, who has managed to convince Fogg they've never met before despite serving him his lunch at the Reform Club. And to Fogg's dismay, he realizes that headstrong journalist Abigail Fix is going with them to chronicle the journey – seeing as how her article inspired the original wager.

So begins the journey around the world in eighty days –but the question is, can Fogg possibly win the wager? They find themselves in the midst of riots, on the run from the police, flying hot air balloons, crossing deserts and oceans. As they meet extraordinary people from different walks of life, and face challenges that could break them – can all three find the courage to keep going?

Producer: Peter McAleese
Executive Producer: Simon Crawford-Collins, Lionel Uzan, Pascal Breton, Winnie Serite, Susanne Simpson
Production Company: France Télévisions; ZDF; RAI Fiction; Slim film + television; Federation Entertainment; Peu Communications; Masterpiece; Be-Films; RTBF (Télévision belge); The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited; Daro Films; Seven Network; BBC
Production Year: 2021
Copyright Year: 2021
Rating: TV-14
Director: Steve Barron, Brian Kelly, Charles Beeson
Actors: David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Anthony Flanagan, Loic Djani, Andre Penvern, Giovanni Scifoni, Cristian de Vegori, Simone Marco Flavio Coppo
Writers: Jules Verne, Ashley Pharoah, Caleb Ranson, Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane, Jessica Ruston, Debbie O'Malley, Peter McKenna, Stephen Greenhorn
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 415 minutes
Number of Episodes: 8
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)

5 Reviews
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Rosetta
Verified Reviewer
5.0 star rating
09/12/22
Marvelous Cast, Locations and Writing
Review by Rosetta on 09/12/22 review stating Marvelous Cast, Locations and Writing
After watching the first-run, I purchased this on the PBS website and have now given binge watching a whole new meaning . . .
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Gregory D.
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
WOW! An impressive reimagining of Vernes work!
Review by Gregory D. on 06/29/22 review stating WOW! An impressive reimagining of Vernes work!
Why retell this story today? One feature of this marvelous adaptation is how much the characters need or rely on one another. Foggs defense of the Sepoy soldier at the end of episode four is enough to recommend this work!
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John ..
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
06/29/22
A great piece of entertainment
Review by John .. on 06/29/22 review stating A great piece of entertainment
Have watched from the beginning and I find it to be exciting and enjoyable. Will watch it again as it is what entertainment should be!
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Paulette
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Around the world in 80 days
Review by Paulette on 06/29/22 review stating Around the world in 80 days
Loved it ! Looked forward to it every week watched the rerun during the week. Sorry its over but glad to hear theres a season 2 in the works. Exceptional cast scenary every episode.
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JE
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Great Show
Review by JE on 06/29/22 review stating Great Show
Very much enjoyed each week's episode. Wish it had not ended.


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