Welcome to the New Europe Online Gallery. These exclusive photographs were taken by Basil Pao as he accompanied Michael Palin on his recent trip through all the countries that formerly lay behind the Iron Curtain. The journeys were taken between May 2006 and May 2007 and formed the acclaimed BBC TV series Michael Palin’s New Europe. The photographs displayed here have not appeared in print anywhere – not even in the stunning hardback book that accompanied the TV series. The paperback edition is now available in all good bookshops.