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Viewers Around the World in 80 Days Call Out puzzling plot hole in BBC drama

BBC’s Around the World in 80 Days startled viewers in the Sunday episode (January 9, 2022) of the historical drama.

Fans took to Twitter after noticing it Phileas Fogg and his accomplices look fresh even with only one key detail.

Around the World in 80 Days premieres December 26, 2021 on BBC One

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Around the World in 80 Days premieres December 26, 2021 on BBC OneCredit: BBC

Despite enjoying the series, BBC viewers questioned a major plot hole after Sunday’s episode (January 9, 2021).

Most on Twitter point out that David Tenant’s Phileas Fogg looks washed, freshly ironed despite having little money or room in a suitcase to store clothes.

Viewers also commented on the protagonist’s partner, journalist Abigail Fix (Leonie Benesch) and the Passepartout valet (Ibrahim Koma).

“The most amazing thing about #Around the world in 80 days is that the writers expect us to believe that all three characters somehow managed to put on six proper Victorian changes of clothes (each clean and perfectly pressed) in two bags. raw cloth,” commented one Twitter user.

Another added: “Where will all these new and clean clothes come from in #AroundtheWorldin80Days?”

“I thought he lost his bag and clothes, where did the dinner suit come from?” complained a third viewer.

Thankfully for BBC One, other viewers were too invested in the plot to be distracted by the characters’ wardrobes and took to social media to express their satisfaction after Sunday’s screening.

“Continue to love #AroundtheWorldin80Days. Every shot is a treat,” one enthusiastic Twitter user wrote.

“#AroundtheWorldin80Beautiful, lavish sets and amazing performances. The best BBC in ages,” added another.

The third season emphasizes: “great acting, great setting and perfect January tonic.”

Based on the novel by Jules Verne same name, Around the world in 80 days premieres on Gifting Day (December 26, 2021) on BBC One.

The film revolves around Phileas Fogg, who, after placing a £20,000 bet with a member of the prestigious Reform Club, begins to circumnavigate the world in just 80 days.

He joins journalist Abigail Fix and his servant Passepartout on his mission.

David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, and Leonie Benesch star Anthony Flanagan, Peter Sullivan, and Jason Watkins.

Around the World for 80 Days airs weekly on Sundays at 6:10pm.

The show is based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne

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The show is based on the novel of the same name by Jules VerneCredit: BBC
David Tennant is with Leonie Benesch and Ibrahim Koma

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David Tennant is with Leonie Benesch and Ibrahim KomaCredit: BBC
Preview trailer for Around the World in 80 Days – starring David Tennant as Phileas Fogg

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