Around the world in 80 days

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Premiere on Sunday January 2 at 7 p.m.

David Tennant plays Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s tale about a daring bet in the 1870s to tour the world in just eighty days. Ibrahim Koma plays Fogg’s resourceful valet de chambre, with Leonie Benesch as the intrepid journalist accompanying them. MASTERPIECE updates Verne’s plot with exciting new themes, characters and incidents. The round-the-world feat would be tough enough for the trio, even if someone didn’t try to sabotage them every round.

Episode one
Sunday January 2, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Phileas Fogg is betting a fortune that he can circle the earth in less than eighty days. He enlists a new valet and attracts a persistent reporter. The three panic in Paris

Episode two
Sunday January 9, 2022 at 7 p.m.
After surviving the chaos in France, Fogg and his group cross Italy when their train suddenly stops. Can they go on and save a boy’s life in the process?

Episode three
Sunday January 16, 2022 at 7 p.m.
To meet their connection to Aden, Fogg and Passepartout hire a camel driver to cross the desert. Bad idea! Can Abigail and her new acquaintances save them?

Episode four
Sunday January 23, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Invited to a wedding in India, Fogg has his diplomatic skills tested when a British officer arrests the groom. Unintentionally drugged, Fogg reveals his true motivation for the trip to Abigail.

Fifth episode
Sunday January 30, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Although wealthy, Fogg discovers that someone has put his credit in Hong Kong on hold, making further progress impossible. Passepartout uses his skills in theft.

Episode 6
Sunday February 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Faced with famine on a desert island, Fogg and Passepartout fall out. The valet’s superior survival skills are desperately needed to save their lives, let alone the round-the-world bet.

Episode seven
Sunday February 13, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Arrived in the Wild West, the three adventurers meet a lawyer with his fugitive captive. Making their next train connection depends on Abigail’s journalistic cool during a shootout.

Episode eight
Sunday February 20, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Fogg meets an old friend at the Grand Central Depot in New York City and must decide whether to continue his journey. Unbeknownst to him, the astronomical effects will decide the outcome.


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