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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 3, Episode 1 - Oil Rig

Giles tries his hand on board an oilrig in the Cromarty Firth.

Further details

Giles tries his hand on board an oilrig in the Cromarty Firth, where he mishears the word "roustabout" with unfortunate consequences and decides to become a roundabout. Along the way he, quite literally, throws a spanner in the works. He also learns what to do if you're trapped in a decompression chamber with a farting Geordie.


This episode is sometimes refered to as "An Oil Rig Roundabout" or "Scotland".

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th January 2005
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Marcus Brigstocke Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Guest cast
James Fleet Ali McDoad
Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson) Tracy
Robert Harley Sandy
John Bett Andy
Martin Wenner Sven
Faith Kent Mum
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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