An Idiot Abroad

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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have dispatched the 'little Englander' Karl Pilkington on what many would term a journey of a lifetime.

They've thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl's mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement.

He travels to all Seven Wonders including the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids as Gervais and Merchant keep a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington's journey.

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Series 1, Episode 1


Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant traveller Karl Pilkington on a trip to see the Great Wall of China. Karl is forced to experience traditional fire massage and learn…

Series 1, Episode 2


Karl is sent to India to see the Taj Mahal, but before he can even get there, he's forced to visit the largest religious festival in the world and stay in an Ashram with a living Saint…

Series 1, Episode 3


Karl gets sent to see Petra in Jordan, but before he even gets there, he's forced on a tour of the religious sights of Israel, a tour of Palestine, and a dip into the Dead Sea.

Series 1, Episode 4


Karl goes to see Chichen Itza in Mexico. Arriving in the middle of the Easter celebrations, Karl witnesses a crucifixion, is forced to do Mexican wrestling, and learn cowboy skills…