It’s now Day 11 and Roberts has done his time tracking the Footsteps of Phileas Fogg at the Reform club and doing a deep dive on the History of the British Empire, life in the Victorian Era as well as looking back into the history of London and what it is like in 2023. So now he starts his formal Around the World in 80 Days following as best he can in the Footsteps of the route Phileas Fogg took in 1872, and that means the first leg of his trek is across the English Channel on the Eurostar to Paris.

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Paris has a long and remarkable history. Roberts does a deep dive in telling the full unabridged story of Paris’ history, from its early settlement up to the current day.

In ’80 DAYS’, starting from his home base of Sydney, adventurer and Award winning film maker Paul G Roberts, retraces the global footsteps of Phileas Fogg, hero of Jules Verne’s most famous work, “Around the World in 80 Days”, and this time around Roberts is not going to spend half his time out at sea on Steamers as Fogg did, instead he does a deep dive on history, art and culture of the cities he visits, and he captures and records his global adventures for a new 80 Episode TV series. Making an Award winning film is no small feat. Roberts has no less than 16 Best picture wins from major international Film festivals to his credit.

Usually it takes a great story, a team of highly skilled artisans. Writers, producers, a great director, editors, actors and usually a pile of money. And even then it takes a decent amount of luck and a lot of dedication for it to realise the promise it had on paper. There are a million things that can derail the project. The degree of difficulty is amplified many times over when it has ambitions to become a series. But for one person to attempt to all of this solo, is for most experts just insanity. In this new 80 episode solo ‘Round the World’ Series, Award winning filmmaker and travel lover Paul G Roberts attempts to do the impossible, in which he is the writer, director, producer, star, presenter, camera / sound / lighting / drone cam operator and financier. Everything but the editing.

Edited by Kevin Nguyen

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