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An Idiot Abroad: Season 3: Episode 3 -- It's the final leg of the journey as Karl and Warwick prepare to make their way to China. A surprise also awaits to ensure this third season finishes on a high.


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Release Date:
5 September 2010 (UK) See more »
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... See more »
5 nominations See more »
(208 articles)
UK TV readies Robin Williams films
 (From ScreenDaily. 12 August 2014, 9:13 AM, PDT)

Q&A: Ricky Gervais
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 19 April 2014, 12:00 AM, PDT)

Muppets Most Wanted Press Conference
 (From 20 March 2014, 3:39 PM, PDT)

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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 7)

Karl Pilkington ... Himself - Presenter / ... (21 episodes, 2010-2012)

Ricky Gervais ... Himself - Executive Producer / ... (21 episodes, 2010-2012)

Stephen Merchant ... Himself - Executive Producer / ... (17 episodes, 2010-2011)

Series Directed by
Krishnendu Majumdar (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Luke Campbell (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Richard Yee (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jamie Jay Johnson (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Benjamin Green (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Produced by
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Celia Taylor .... executive producer: Sky 1 HD / executive producer: Sky1 HD (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Richard Yee .... executive producer: RiSK Productions / series producer / ... (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Krishnendu Majumdar .... executive producer: RiSK Productions / executive producer / ... (15 episodes, 2010-2012)
Benjamin Green .... producer / assistant producer (11 episodes, 2010-2012)
Dan Goldsack .... executive producer: Mentorn Media (9 episodes, 2010)
Tanya Freedman .... development producer (7 episodes, 2011)
Mike D'Rews .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Luke Campbell .... producer (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Carmelina Palumbo .... line producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Simon Arnold .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Jamie Jay Johnson .... producer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Barney Lankester-Owen .... producer / vt producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Vik Sharma (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Series Cinematography by
Jan Pester (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michael Timney (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jon Sayers (4 episodes, 2012)
Joel Devlin (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Series Film Editing by
Lynda Featherstone (10 episodes, 2010-2012)
Andy Linton (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gwyn Jones (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... makeup artist: studio crew (1 episode, 2011)
Emma Leon .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2012)
Series Production Management
Emma Riley .... production manager (9 episodes, 2010)
Naomi Carter .... head of production (8 episodes, 2010)
Abigail Watts .... head of production (8 episodes, 2011)
Jenny Hargreaves .... junior production manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Benoit Degornet .... post-production supervisor: french version (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Dewsbury .... dv director (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Benjamin Green .... dv director / vt director (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christian Watt .... dv director (3 episodes, 2010)
Toby Paton .... dv director (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Freddie Claire .... sound recordist (19 episodes, 2010-2012)
Robin Saunders .... dubbing mixer (18 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mark Owen .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Mits M'Itwamwari .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Kar Narang .... gaffer / gaffer: studio (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Adam Sitta .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Editorial Department
Tim O'Brien .... colorist (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Daniel Richards .... on-line editor (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Frisby .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Andy Linton .... additional editing / additional editor / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sam Bould .... additional editing (3 episodes, 2011)
Nick King .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Other crew
Alexander Ash .... production assistant / researcher (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Claire Pocock .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2010)
Rebecca Wadcock .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2010)
Allen Bleza .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2010)
Peter Scott .... archive researcher (8 episodes, 2011)
Theresa Waring .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2011)
Louisa Gomez .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Jenny Hargreaves .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
James Cooper .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Emma He Fen .... fixer: local / location fixer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mark Hopkins .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2012)
Phil Hunnisett .... tape logger / logger (3 episodes, 2010)
Amit Vachharajani .... fixer: local (3 episodes, 2012)
James Cooper .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Sean Chu .... archive provided by: Aomen TV (2 episodes, 2012)
Forbes Conrad .... archive provided by: Aomen TV (2 episodes, 2012)
Zhang Ying Fan .... fixer: local (2 episodes, 2012)

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Also Known As:
"An Idiot Abroad 3" - USA (third season title)
"An Idiot Abroad: Lost Luggage" - USA (reissue title)
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43 min
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Finland:S | Singapore:NC16 (season 2) | USA:TV-14

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Karl once produced Ricky and Stephens radio show XFMSee more »
[first lines]
Narrator:The seven wonders of the world. Christ the Redeemer. The Taj Mahal. The Great Pyramids. Truly man's greatest achievements. But there's one man who sees them differently.
Himself - Presenter:[viewing a picture of the pyramids] If that was on my road, the counsel would be on it to go get that down. It's a death trap.
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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
You'll find no better travel guide..., 17 March 2011
Author: nitedrive73 from Sweden

Finally,an honest travel guide to accompany you to the most famous sightings in the world.Don't expect adoring sighs and ramblings about the lovely local beverages and cuisine though.

And that's exactly what makes this series a stroke of genius.Karl is a reluctant traveler and not easily impressed.He engages in philosophical monologues,and he's almost always spot-on.Even the most experienced globe-trotter laughing at Karls awkward attempts to mount a Mexican rodeo horse or Egyptian camel will probably agree,even if not out loud. Most exotic activities and festivities he will refer to as being "mental". He fills his suitcase with Monster Munch thus hoping to evade the worst expressions of local cuisine.Such as toad and balls. To no avail.Because Gervais and Merchant have,naturellement,booked him at the scruffiest of hotels(if he even gets to a hotel)and arranged for him to eat and experience things he probably never wanted to do ever in his life.To make things worse they send numerous text messages simply to annoy him.At one point Karl ponders the use of modern technology in the western world,how we mostly use it as entertainment. Behind him deaf Egyptian fast-food restaurant employees use their mobiles to make video calls. And Karl produces his own mobile to show for the camera what his friend Ricky G usually send him. I love it.Every annoying thing about traveling that you never dared to mention to your people-of-world friends will be aired here. Go watch!Pronto!

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