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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 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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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