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Gap Year review – silly and puerile, but in a good way

23 February 2017 11:20 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This new comedy perfectly captures the backpacker obsession with bowel movements and the search for ‘authenticity’

Ugh, travellers. As in young people who go off round Asia or South America or wherever, with their Lonely bloody Planet guides, in search of mind-broadening new experiences. Like these people in Gap Year (E4).

I had one once, a gap year – actually about five years – and I hated myself, too, as well as all the other people doing it. But I have often thought that it’s been neglected as a source of comedy. Now Plebs (huge guilty pleasure!) writer Tom Basden is putting that right.

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