Travel Man: 48 Hours in...

Having conquered the world of technology in Gadget Man, acclaimed Director, Author and BAFTA-winning actor Richard Ayoade deserves a break. But there’s a problem; he hates going on holiday. For Richard, travel is boring and stressful and takes far too long. Surely there must be a way to make it more fun, more efficient, and less tedious? ‘Travel Man’ is Richard’s chance to show us where we’re going wrong by having the most culturally efficient holiday possible, with all the boring bits taken out.

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Episodes Season 1

  • Trailer

    Richard Ayoade and a celebrity guest spend 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must-see tourist attractions.

  • 1. Barcelona

    Richard wants to relax in Barcelona but his companion Kathy Burke has not had a holiday abroad for over a decade and has a lot of pent up vacationing energy to expend. She may not have the same relaxing cultural break in mind as him.

  • 2. Istanbul

    Richard and Adam Hills charter a yacht to cross the Bosphurus into Asia but decide they prefer the ferry back. They dine out on raki and tripe soup, which they decide is perhaps a little ‘too Turkish’. Adam tries his hand at bartering when he buys a carpet in the grand bazaar and Richard subjects himself to a traditional Turkish shave with a cut throat razor.

  • 3. Iceland

    Despite the cold and the lack of daylight, Iceland is a popular destination in the winter but can Richard see the appeal? Jessica and Richard use a helicopter to cram 10 hours of sightseeing into 3 before dining out on rotten shark. Suitably refreshed they set out to go whale watching, see the Northern Lights and cast a clinical eye over the famous Blue Lagoon spa.

  • 4. Marrakech

    Richard and Stephen Mangan immerse themselves in the culture of the city as they visit its famous 'horrific smelling' tanneries and try eating sheep’s head. They also attempt to negotiate the desert terrain outside the city by balloon and camel, before explore the Saadian tombs and try their hands at traditional storytelling.

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