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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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