Travel Man

November 2017

S1 Ep1 - Barcelona

3.0 6 x
Richard Ayoade wants to make travelling more fun, more efficient, and less tedious. In the first of this four-part series, Richard jets off to Barcelona with comedienne and actress Kathy Burke, experiencing the best of this popular holiday destination in just 48 hours - including a visit to the Barcelona Football Club museum and a trip to see the Surrealist work of Catalan artist Joan Miro.

S1 Ep2 - Istanbul

3.0 2 x
Richard Ayoade is joined by fellow comedian Adam Hills on a whirlwind weekend in Turkey's largest city as they cross the River Bosphorus from Europe to Asia. The pair have an authentic Turkish shave at a local barbershop that turns out to be a lot closer than they were expecting, and share an awkward moment at a local bath and massage parlour. There's also a visit to the Grand Bazaar market, where both men have a go at haggling.

S1 Ep3 - Iceland

3.0 2 x
Richard takes actress and writer Jessica Hynes to Iceland. There they on the popular Golden Circle Tour of the Nordic island's most famous waterfalls, glaciers and geysers; eat rotten shark and drink Brenavin, a spirit made from mashed potato; attend elf school; and search for whales.

S1 Ep4 - Marrakech

3.0 3 x
Richard is joined by comedy actor Stephen Mangan for a weekend in the Moroccan city of marrakech. They sample a local delicacy, take a hot-air balloon flight over the Atlas Mountains, watch a traditional story-telling performance, visit historic Saadian tombs and Marrakech's ancient tanneries, then head to the desert for a camel ride.

Season 2 Episode 1 - Vienna

3.0 10 x
Richard Ayoade returns along with several carefully selected travelling companions to experience yet more of the most desirable weekends away in the world. In this episode, Richard is joined by fellow star of 'The IT Crowd', Chris O'Dowd for 48 hours in the Imperial splendour of Vienna. Over a packed two days they'll tour the city twice, sample its finest sausages, cakes, wines and spirits, visit fairgrounds, cafes, sewers and the home of one of Vienna's most famous sons.

Season 2 Episode 2 - Paris

3.0 0 x
Richard Ayoade hurtles through a ruthlessly efficient maxi mini-break in Paris. Joined by presenter and comedian Mel Giedroyc, their base for le weekend is a chic left bank hotel famed for being the place where Oscar Wilde died. They dine on hearty french fare of calf's head casserole and snails at the city's oldest cafe before speeding off on a whistle-stop scooter tour.

Season 2 Episode 4 - Moscow

4.0 2 x
Richard Ayoade and Greg Davies attempt to extract the essence of Moscow in just 48 hours. It’s a challenge which sees them clash with tanks in Red Square, head into space and underground, and visit one of the strangest circuses in the world.

Season 2 Episode 5 - Seville

4.0 10 x
Richard Ayoade packs his carry-on case and resumes his quest to show the world how to enjoy an optimal 48 hours away. This week Richard is joined by comedian, actor, writer and Catastrophe star Rob Delany for two days in and, roughly speaking, around, the city of Seville in southern Spain. Together they explore Europe’s sunniest city, learn to dance flamenco, eat tapas and take a road trip to the Wild West. The results are fast, funny and strangely informative.

Season 2 Episode 6 - Venice

3.0 24 x
Richard Ayoade is joined by Jo Brand for a fast, funny and ruthlessly efficient 48 hours in Venice. In just two days the pair learn to row a gondola, see the city’s most famous sights, trial an interactive tour, try the Venetian version of tapas, and explore the world of masks.

Season 2 Episode 7 - Dubai

3.0 30 x
Richard Ayoade stretches the description of the mini break to the limit as he heads to the United Arab Emirates, and the oil rich city of Dubai. Joining him on this affront to austerity is actor and comedian Johnny Vegas.