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Michael Palin's New Europe

Michael Palin's New Europe is a BBC travel documentary series presented by Michael Palin, exploring European countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain but now are part of the new Europe. The series consists of seven episodes that follow Michael Palin's travels in New Europe - 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The countries include Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Transnistria, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany (former East Germany).

Episode 1 - War and Peace
Michael Palin explores former Eastern Bloc countries in post-Soviet Europe: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania.

Episode 2 - Eastern Delight
From Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, Palin treks up to the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria where he joins the summer solstice celebrations of the mystical White Brotherhood sect. Then he crosses into Turkey.

Episode 3 - Wild East
Palin travels from the tiny state of Transdniester to the rolling hills of sunny Moldova, across the Carpathians mountains of Northern Romania and through Transylvania to the Danube.

Episode 4 - Danube to Dnieper
On a journey from Budapest to the Ukrainian resort of Yalta, Michael is engulfed in a swimming pool, shows what he can do on the catwalk, and rides pillion on a Harley.

Episode 5 - Baltic Summer
Michael Palin tells the story of how three Baltic states, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, shook themselves free of their neighbour and oppressor, the Soviet Union, reshaping their lives and reclaiming their cultures.

Episode 6 - From Pole to Pole
Michael Palin journeys through Poland, from the port of Gdansk in the north to the Slovakian border south of the Tatra Mountains.

Episode 7 - Journey's End
High in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia, Michael Palin learns how to make sausages before heading off to Turba's mime school in Brno.


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