Michael Palin has travelled the world for the past 25 years, earning him a reputation as the man who's been everywhere. But there's one big gap in his passport: Brazil. The fifth-largest country on earth with an abundance of resources and a melting pot of peoples, it's a nation that's risen almost out of nowhere to become a 21st-century superpower. In this four-part series, Palin sets off to discover a country whose time has come. It'll also be handy for some tips if you're planning on heading there for the next Olympic Games and a pending World Cup. It's not all about the scantily clad dancing girls you know.