BBC Two has announced a bonus Christmas special of Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime.
Last month’s Travels Of A Lifetime saw Sir Michael tell the personal side of his travel stories and discuss the making of his most iconic shows, including Around The World In 80 Days and Pole To Pole.
In this new special, Palin will revisit his journey of discovery in the Himalayas.
In Himalaya, Michael tested himself against the mountains that have long represented one of the ultimate challenges of exploration, passing through India, Pakistan, the Tibetan Plateau and Bhutan.
Palin said: “For me, the word Himalaya evoked the spectacular, the beautiful and the downright dangerous. It’s a name everyone had heard of, but most people, myself included, didn’t really know.
"I wanted to find out about the people who lived in and around the roof of the world. To see how the mountains affected their lives, and shaped their cultures and beliefs. And to immerse myself in one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on Earth.
“In the end, the journey exceeded all my expectations. I’m greatly looking forward to revisiting it.”
Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime is available now on BBC iPlayer.