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Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2002 - 2019
  • 31 episodes (5 series)

Radio sitcom starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles Wemmbley Hogg, a upper-middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton who travels the world. Also features Tom Goodman-Hill, Catherine Tate, Adrian Scarborough, Catherine Shepherd and Vincent Franklin

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Series 1, Episode 5 - Moscow

Cycling solo on a tandem, the inept student is Russia-bound fundraising for donkeys. He starts by riding along the M25.

Further details

Giles abandons his feet and decides to go by pedal power, using nothing less than a tandem and a pair of rather skimpy cycle shorts. He's going to ride all the way to Moscow to raise money for Budleigh Salterton Donkey Sanctuary with nothing more than a blow-up globe for comfort. Along the way, he meets Russians, Croats, Italians, a dinner lady from Taunton and the entire Tour De France. Plus he takes part in a game of boules that inadvertently knocks out a Frenchman... so not a complete disaster then.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th August 2002
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 24th August 2014 10:55pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 17th April 2016 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Marcus Brigstocke Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Guest cast
Jack Klaff Ivan
Amanda Walker Mrs Buntstick
Morgan Jones Customs Officer
Flip Webster Waitress
Flaminia Cinque Maria
Toby Sedgwick Boules Man
Rad Lazar Vatroslav
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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