An Idiot Abroad

60 minutes

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are outraged that Karl has written off the Seven Wonders claiming they’re all "a bit s**t" having never seen any of them with his own eyes. They’ve thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl’s mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement. Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the 'little Englander' will be putting his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for himself what the fuss is about. He will travel to the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Meanwhile Gervais and Merchant will be keeping a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington’s journey. The conclusion of the series will see the weary traveler returning home to report on his findings.

60 minutes

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are outraged that Karl has written off the Seven Wonders claiming they’re all "a bit s**t" having never seen any of them with his own eyes. They’ve thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl’s mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement. Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the 'little Englander' will be putting his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for himself what the fuss is about. He will travel to the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Meanwhile Gervais and Merchant will be keeping a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington’s journey. The conclusion of the series will see the weary traveler returning home to report on his findings.

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Karl Pilkington's greatest journeys; Route 66.

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Karl Pilkington's greatest journeys; Route 66.
Series Finale
A rebroadcast of Episode Eight from Season Two ("Karl Comes Home"), in which Gervais, Merchant, and Pilkington discuss Pilkington's travels during Season Two. In the first new "Lost Luggage" segment, Gervais and Pilkington discuss the "best thing" Pilkington has learned during his travels, which Pilkington decides is "don't go to Russia." In the second one, they role-play a scene in which Pilkington plays an 8-year-old talking to Gervais, who plays an elderly man who is a "broken-down bum;" Pilkington wants to know where the elderly man receives his mail.

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A rebroadcast of Episode Eight from Season Two ("Karl Comes Home"), in which Gervais, Merchant, and Pilkington discuss Pilkington's travels during Season Two. In the first new "Lost Luggage" segment, Gervais and Pilkington discuss the "best thing" Pilkington has learned during his travels, which Pilkington decides is "don't go to Russia." In the second one, they role-play a scene in which Pilkington plays an 8-year-old talking to Gervais, who plays an elderly man who is a "broken-down bum;" Pilkington wants to know where the elderly man receives his mail.
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This is an outstanding, hilarious travel show... you'll never see a more surly and reluctant traveler. He actually does have a good time every now and then, despite his best efforts.
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A hilarious show where poor Karl Pilkington is constantly ridiculed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. In every episode, Karl goes outside of his comfort zone and faces the a new location with plenty of challenges along the way. Definitely worth watching!
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