Comedian Romesh Ranganathan considers himself British through and through. He grew up in Horsham, doesn't speak a word of Tamil, doesn't know his relatives, has no idea about his cultural heritage and has almost zero desire to go to Sri Lanka. Like thousands of other British children of immigrants, he knows very little about the land where his parents came from. As his mother Shanthi says - he's a coconut. Sri Lankan on the outside but British on the inside. Now Shanthi wants her son to connect to his roots - so she sends Romesh on an odyssey around the motherland. Not that he's that happy about it.
2. Uncle Ragu
Romesh visits Batticloa to meet his Uncle Ragu but is soon leading the poor man astray.
3. Uncle Rubaharan
Uncle Rubaharan introduces Romesh to the ancient Sri Lankan martial art known as angapora.
4. Cousin Krishna
Romesh must look after his 12-year-old cousin Krishna, who's the more grown-up of the two.
5. King Kong
Romesh tries to fulfil a dream of his mother's by performing in a Sri Lankan Tamil drama.
1. Cousin Pratheep
Romesh and Shanthi kick off their trip in Tampa, Florida, where they have arranged to meet Romesh's cousin Pratheep, who has set up an all-American week. Romesh starts the trip as his means to go on by trying to get rid of his mother at a Floridian retirement park, but Shanthi is having none of it.
2. The Family Reunion
Romesh's mother derails their America trip to take them to Canada for a big family reunion. Romesh starts by helping out his seven-year-old cousin in a breakdancing performance in his local primary school, before Uncle Ragu arrives.
3. Brother Dinesh
Romesh's enthusiastic younger brother Dinesh is joining him on a tour of the Deep South with their Uncle Guru. In New Orleans, the sibling rivalry gets off to a bad start when they take part in a professional wrestling match. Things do not get any better when Guru turns up in an RV to take them cat-fishing in Mississippi.
4. Cousin Krishna Returns
Romesh is reunited with his cousin Krishna at a cowboy ranch in Colorado, where Shanthi wants Romesh to use the experience to teach Krishna how to become a man. Romesh struggles to make his horse do anything and as a result gets demoted to increasingly awful ranch hand duties, while Krishna spends the day riding.
5. Uncle Ragu Returns
Romesh splits from his mom to join his Uncle Ragu on a spiritual journey around Mexico. As the journey was originally planned by Romesh's late father and Ragu, and Romesh has vowed to try to be much more positive to ensure his uncle enjoys their time together.
6. The Da Silva's
In his final week Romesh really wants to spend quality time with his mother Shanthi. Last week, while he was in Mexico, she had been spending time with her long lost relatives the De Silva family in LA. It turns out that Shanthi has got on very well without him in their time apart.
I loved this. What a good sport. He is hilarious.