Jules Verne Around The World In Eighty Days

(4.7 stars; 24 reviews)

Jules Verne's classic story dramatised in four parts by Terry James. Music: Wilfredo Acosta. Director Janet Whitaker First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.  Starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Yves Aubert as Passepartout, Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix and Ronald Fraser as Lord Albermarle. Episode 1: An Over-Hurried Departure In which a bet is made, the Bank of England is robbed and the gas is left on. Eccentric gentleman, Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout had been hoping for a quiet life… Episode 2: Distractions in the Jungle In which Phileas Fogg rides an elephant, Sergeant Fix loses sight of him and Passepartout saves the day… Episode 3: The Missing Acrobat Passepartout sets off for Japan without his friends. How will Phileas Fogg and Aouda catch up with him? Episode 4: Burning to Get Home Phileas Fogg takes drastic action over the Atlantic, but will it get him to the Reform Club in time?

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Fun dramatization

(5 stars)

All the voice actors with their British accents made this a very enjoyable two hours that passed quickly on a trip we took.

(5 stars)

Marvellous! A very high quality production, the sense of adventure gives you goosebumps.