DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Saturday - MICHAEL PALIN’S BRAZIL, ABC1, 7.30pm

EV­ERY­ONE thinks of him as the man who’s been ev­ery­where, ac­cord­ing to Michael Palin. Please. I feel like turn­ing it off al­ready. And why is it called Michael Palin’s Brazil here, like he’s Colonel Kurtz, and in the UK it’s Brazil with Michael Palin? Prob­a­bly not his fault, and ei­ther way, it’s a gor­geous coun­try. He’s never watched his wildlife doc­u­men­taries though, has he? Doesn’t know a capy­bara when he sees one. Barely knows a horse ei­ther. But he does say melt­ing pot a lot. He’s in the south tonight— Paraty, for­merly rich from gold, Blu­me­nau, rich with models — then west, and the Pan­tanal, a beau­ti­ful wet­land.

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