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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 »
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UK TV readies Robin Williams films
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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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USA:60 min (with commercials)
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Finland:S | USA:TV-14

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[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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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
One of the greatest travel shows ever, 7 December 2010
Author: amesmonde from novelist of The Final Version

An Idiot Abroad features a guy who loves the comfort of his own home travelling the globe in order to visit each of the Seven Wonders of the World.

A friend of actor/comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant who also appear in the series, Karl at times comes across as a dim wit but most of the time makes some hilarious observations and raises questions monkeys want answering.

This is one of the greatest travel shows you'll ever see, there is a truth and an unwitting innocence in everything Karl Pilkington says and does. With comments like "...a little tornado innit. You don't see that in the brochure. Shitty old nappy whizzing through the air. They tend to leave that out." While standing in Egypt not far from the Pyramids of Gaza. "What's so good about The Amazon? Can't be that good; there are things in it that would rather live in me knob." And (on The Great Wall of China) "Just goes for miles and miles....but so does the M6."

Granted not everyone will get the British humour or the jokes but there is pleasure in watching presenter Karls pain as he stays in some rotten places, meets some 'interesting' people and eats some varied foods.

It's a kind of Michael Palin gone wrong, mixed with the characters Frank Spencer and Victor Meldrew. You get to follow Karl on his highs and lows, highly recommend reality TV.

In season two it's more of the same only this time Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have put together a bucket list - things to do before you die. Karl sets off on his travels this time carrying out tasks that most wouldn't want to do, as well as visiting countries and cultures.

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