VLADIVOSTOK. July 20. VOSTOK-MEDIA – BBC film crew (Great Britain) with the assistance with Russian Railroads is to film one of the 6 x 60 minute travel series of Around The World In 80 Days in Vladivostok.
6 series film is inspired by Jules Vernes classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. The travellers consisting of popular BBCs Saturday Show presenters shouldnt use aeroplanes, although any other means of transport. Broadcasting of the serial film is scheduled for fall this year. Each of the six episodes will feature only one pair of presenters.
The previous episode was filmed in Irkutsk, Baikal and Ulan-Ude at where English presenters Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker arrived from their journey across Mongolia. And now the baton to continue the marathon from Ulan-Ude to Vladivostok is to be passed to Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin, popular BBCs Saturday Show presenters. The baton is in the form of a carpet bag containing the 21st-century requirements for this challenging journey, including a GPS phone and satellite tracker. They will arrive at Vladivostok on July 21.
While filming, the presenters will pick up curiosities made by local craftsmen which will be subsequently auctioned off. The raised funds will be sent to BBC Children in Need charity foundation.
This is the second around-the-world project of BBC. The first journey was made by comedian and actor Michael Palin 20 years ago.