Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off. Giles Wemmbley Hogg (Marcus Brigstocke). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a posh man. 31 episodes (5 series), 2002 - 2019. Stars Marcus Brigstocke, Tom Goodman-Hill, Catherine Tate, Adrian Scarborough and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - China

Giles compiles an audio diary on a trip to Beijing for his Duke of Edinburgh Award. He plans to find his Uncle Jeff and mend the Great Wall of China.

Further details

Giles goes off to China to help mend the Great Wall, sample the delights of genuine Chinese cuisine and wear a very big Mongolian hat. On the way, he wins the hundred metres, rugby tackles a bicycle and experiences a nasty incident with a loose chopstick. You can also hear the sound of a man accidently toppling 6000 terracotta statues and then eating a Mah Jongg tile.


This episode is also known as "Beijing"

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd July 2002
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Marcus Brigstocke Giles Wemmbley Hogg
    Guest cast
    Burt Kwouk Chin
    Shirley Chantrell Mrs Chin
    Lobo Chan Wan
    Neil Dudgeon Geoff Wemmbley Hogg
    Daphne Cheung Tan
    Writing team
    Marcus Brigstocke Writer
    Jeremy Salsby Writer
    Graeme Garden Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    David Tyler Director
    David Tyler Producer

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