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"The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne" is a round-the-world adventure series telling the true stories behind famous Jules Verne novels like "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "Around the World in Eighty Days".
Week by week the series will reveal that Verne did not simply imagine these amazing adventures - but actually experienced them. Designed for prime-time viewing, "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne" will be the kind of sheer entertainment that a whole family can enjoy together - with the wit and originality that generate cult followings.

"The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne" will take characters from the books such as Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, put them in their amazing machines, add the engaging character of the young author himself, and mix them all with the real personalities of the time, from Jesse James and Thomas Edison to Napoleon III and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The result will be a series of thrilling and altogether extraordinary new adventures from the most exciting years of the mid-nineteenth century. Jules Verne himself is not the bearded patriarch of the book-jackets, but an exuberant, hungry young man in his twenties, full of ambition, enthusiasm and courage: the courage needed to save the future.

He travels from adventure to adventure in a hi-tech Victorian Airship owned by a British gambler and aristocrat named Phileas Fogg, who is regularly called on by the British Secret Service to tackle world-threatening villains in all corners of the globe. Fogg is always accompanied by his language-mangling manservant Passepartout, and regularly finds his dashing, sword-fighting sister Rebecca at the scene of the action already - usually in disguise: Rebecca is the first female secret agent in the world, and the inspiration for many of Jules Verne's dreams.

"The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne" will be a colourful, unpredictable trip through the century during which our own era was born; and a fresh look at some of the most imaginative science fiction stories ever written.



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