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. In each episode will see Richard and a celebrity travel companion jetting off to an exciting location. He’ll be challenging himself to see and do as much as possible, and subjecting so called tourist attractions to his ruthless scrutiny.
1. 48 Hours in Barcelona - with Kathy Burke
Richard is expecting a relaxing cultural break 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.
2. 48 Hours in Istanbul - with Adam Hills
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, attempt to barter in the grand bazaar and undergo a traditional Turkish shave.
3. 48 Hours in Iceland - with Jessica Hynes
Jessica Hynes joins Richard by helicopter to cram 10 hours of sightseeing in Iceland into 3 before dining out on rotten shark. They then set out to go whale watching, see the Northern Lights and cast a clinical eye over the famous Blue Lagoon spa.
1. 48 Hours in Vienna - with Chris O’Dowd
Travel Man Richard Ayoade spends 48 hours in Vienna with guest and fellow IT CROWD star Chris O’Dowd.
2. 48 Hours in Paris - Mel Giedroyc
Richard Ayoade spends 48 hours in Paris, the city of love, with guest BAKE OFF star Mel Giedroyc.
3. 48 Hours in Copenhagen - with Noel Fielding
Richard Ayoade and Noel Fielding take a weekend break in the 'happiest place on earth' - Copenhagen.
1. 48 Hours in Seville - with Rob Delaney
Richard Ayoade takes a 48 hour break in Seville with Rob Delaney.
2. 48 Hours in Venice - with Jo Brand
Richard Ayoade takes a 48 hour break in Venice with comedian Jo Brand.
3. 48 Hours in Dubai - with Johnny Vegas
Richard Ayoade takes a 48 hour break in Dubai with comedian Johnny Vegas.
1. 48 Hours in New York - with Katherine Ryan
Richard Ayoade takes a 48 hour break in New York with comedian Katherine Ryan.
2. 48 Hours in Helsinki - with Paul Rudd
Richard Ayoade takes a 48 hour break in Helsinki with Paul Rudd.
3. 48 Hours in Lisbon - with Adam Buxton
Richard Ayoade takes a 48 hour break in Lisbon with comedian Adam Buxton.
I love this show! Will there be more? They seemed to really hit their stride by season 4. Please more!
I love this series and started Sundance Now specifically to catch up…unfortunately, the 4 series listed are actually only THREE series and we're still 10 episodes behind.
What a pretentious twat. Total waste of time.
Loved the series
23 minutes of my life I'll never have back. Don't be fooled by the accents - the Brits are just as capable as making mediocre TV series as we are. Sundance Now, why are you trying to compete with cable TV for mindless fodder?