Aired Sunday June 13, 2:45am - 3:45amon BBC Four HD

Michael Palin's New Europe

Series 1 Episode 6: From Pole to Pole

Michael Palin journeys through Poland from the port of Gdansk on the North Sea to the Slovakian border to the south of the Tatra Mountains, considering on his trip the upheavals that have traumatised Poland for 70 years. Palin visits Auschwitz and Czestochowa, meets the leader of trade union Solidarity, Lech Walesa, and marvels at Warsaw, razed to the ground on Hitler's orders and now restored to its old glory.

Cast and crew
  • John-Paul DavidsonDirector
  • Michael PalinHost