8:30pm – Saturday, April 3 on ABC2
In an 18th century European city besieged by the Turkish army, a theatrical performance of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is interrupted by an old man who claims to be the Baron himself. No one believes him except for 10-year-old Sally, who joins him on a quest to prove his claims and save the city from the Turks.
The Baron and Sally set sail in a hot air balloon in search of the Baron’ s four closest friends: Albrecht, the strongest man on Earth; Berthold, the fastest man alive; Adolphus, who can see farther than a telescope; and Gustavus, who can blow harder than a hurricane.
Their journey takes them to the moon, to Venus and Vulcan, and lands in the belly of a giant sea monster, and that’s just the beginning.
Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen stars John Neville (Baron Munchausen), Sarah Polley (Sally); Winston Dennis (Albrecht), Eric Idle (Berthold), Charles McKeown (Adolphus); and Jack Purvis (Gustavus).