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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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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)
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)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Mitwamwari .... 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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Karl Pilkington – An Idiot Abroad Episode 7 'PERU', 8 November 2010
Author: anniecatz-1 from United Kingdom

Karl Pilkington – An Idiot Abroad Episode 7 'PERU' Karl Pilkington's new series 'An Idiot Abroad' may just prove to be the tipping point for Karl as a solo artist. It is so refreshing to hear his thoughts without the cackling Ricky Gervais every 5 seconds laughing at every single comment Karl makes.

In this episode Karl treks through the Amazonian basin for over 1000 km to get to his 7th and final 'Wonder of the World' Machu Pichu. The entertainment comes from the trek itself as Karl experiences life in the jungle. As Ricky suggests in the preview show for this series 'There's nothing funnier than Karl sitting in a corner being poked by a stick." Well this really comes to life when Karl is in an Amazonian village watching a local being injected with the poison from a frog in order to get high before a hunt. At which point he reminisces about his 'Aunty Nora' and the amount of drugs she's on, stating "If it hasn't been tested on animals its been tested by me aunty Nora".

Other gems of wisdom spring from Karl's brain as he ponders the way tribes don't count to more than 3 because they never have to deal with mass. He then proceeds to introduce 'connect 4' to the villagers to no avail. Karl's perspective on Dolphins is intriguing too, he spots one in the Amazon and then states 'Dolphins annoy me right, cos everyone thinks they're dead intelligent and that, but I've never seen them do anything that's blown me away", "People call me a div and yet think dolphins are intelligent, it just baffles me." Whilst on the Inca trail Karl visits a doctor in order to check he is in good shape for the trek. The doctor gets out a 'bag o shite', as Karl puts it, and then produces a Guinea Pig! Karl comments that when you've got a doctor with cotton buds and bits of fluff and that in a bag, your probably better off getting a second opinion from the guinea pig. The doctor then proceeds to tell Karl that all the badness from him has been transferred to the guinea pig at which point Karl states "Well, that Guinea Pig is gonna have the major shits then".

Karl eventually makes it to see the 'wonder', from a distance (he's too lazy to actually go all the way), at Machu Pichu but this isn't the point of the series by a long way it's his commentary and bimbling that makes this show great. This is a must see for not only Karl Pilkington fans but any fan of travel log documentaries as Karl actually experiences the trip and doesn't just voice over as he points out that David Attenborough does.

As the series developed throughout September we were taken through a journey of our own as seen through the eyes of Karl. Ricky Gervais sums up the project by stating 'This is one of the funniest, most expensive practical jokes I have ever done", and he's not wrong.

Essential viewing all round.

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