UK: Around The World In 80 Days Premieres On BBC One Tonight


The first two episodes of David Tennant's epic new adventure series, Around The World In 80 Days, premiere on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK tonight.

The premiere will consist of a double bill and will air at 5.50pm and 6.40pm, the full series will then be available to stream as a boxset on iPlayer from 2nd January 2022.

Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.  

Episode 1

London, 1872. Inspired by a news story, Phileas Fogg is goaded into betting that he can circle the globe in just 80 days, despite never having been abroad before. He sets off with his new valet, Jean Passepartout, and finds that journalist Abigail Fix, the daughter of his friend Fortescue, is joining him to document the journey. When they reach Paris, they find the city in the middle of a riot. Passepartout is reunited with his revolutionary brother, who leads him and Fix into the heart of the unrest. Meanwhile, Fogg nearly falls at the first hurdle. Is he really cut out for this adventure?

Episode 2

Our trio land in the heart of the Italian countryside and hitch a ride on the train to Brindisi. But on board, Fogg encounters an arrogant bully who is challenged by Fogg’s easy rapport with his young, grieving son.

Passepartout is struggling to process what happened in Paris, and Fix is concerned that she may have backed the wrong horse. When disaster strikes, can Fogg apply his brilliant mind to the problem and save the day?

Back home in London, Bellamy worries that Fogg might have what it takes to make it around the world.

Watch the trailer below:

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