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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
5 September 2010 (UK) See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(226 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 WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 20 March 2014, 3:39 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 (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)
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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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Runtime:
USA:60 min (with commercials)
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Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Finland:S | USA:TV-14

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Quotes:
[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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53 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
If you like Karl Pilkington, then you'll love this., 30 September 2010
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

People either love or hate Karl Pilkington. There isn't much middle ground. If you've been following the XFM radio show and podcasts over the past few years, you'll be well aware of the man and may even be part of his ever-growing cult following -- the bald Manc tw@t who began his career as the radio producer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant single-handedly stole the show from both of them, effectively making it The Karl Pilkington Show.

Gervais had the rather genius idea of sending Karl around the world for this documentary to give his take on the "seven wonders of the world" (this was, in fact, its original title, before Gervais changed it in post-production to An Idiot Abroad, unbeknownst to Pilkington himself).

If you "get" Pilkington then you will adore this. You'll find his dry humour and insights to be brilliant. (His detractors claim he's simply stupid, but there is a certain level of genius to the majority of his comments and quick wit, including that story about the toad at the end of episode one and how he masterfully tied it together with the theme of the episode itself and his earlier experiences attempting to eat one of the creatures.) It's just great fun. I can't wait to watch the rest of the season. And if by chance you stumble across this show and enjoy it, do yourself a huge favour and go download the XFM shows and podcasts featuring Ricky, Steve and Karl -- some of the funniest recordings you'll ever listen to.

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