Michael Palin Lined Up to Deliver Royal Television Society Lecture

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The British film and TV actor, who co-created and starred in "Monty Python," will talk about his 25 years spent traveling the world for television programs including "Pole to Pole" and "Brazil."

LONDON – British comedian, actor, writer and presenter Michael Palin is lined up to deliver this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Christmas Lecture in the U.K.

Entitled "Michael Palin: 25 Years on the Road," the event will take place on Dec. 11 in London.

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Since 1988 when he set out on his first journey, Around the World in 80 Days, Palin has enabled millions to share in his curiosity about the world, with television series and books including Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Sahara, Himalaya and, most recently, Brazil.

After a quarter of a century on the road, Michael will reveal what he has learned about the world, and about putting it on television.

An annual event, the RTS Christmas Lecture has seen a variety of industry figures deliver the talk, from John Lloyd, Greg Dyke and Sir Trevor McDonald, to David Puttnam, Nick Robinson and Roger Bolton.