Series 1, Episode 1
In this first episode, Henning reveals how to understand what Brits really mean when they tell someone their 'presentation was fantastic' and that you 'always love having them around' (their work was awful and you wish they were dead), and Hungarian Veronika works out whether it's possible to keep a Brit talking about the weather for the best part of an afternoon.
Ghanaian Obosei tries to get his head around why Brits think spending a week in a tin box on a wheels, otherwise known as a caravan, is a holiday. And Indian Mark tries out some classic British leisure pursuits: the brutal and masochistic pastime we call rugby and the classic lads' night out.
- Monday 30th May 2016
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
Cast & crew
|Host / Presenter
|Brian P Campbell
It turns out British people won't complain about anything.
Featuring: Kamil Lemieszewski.
German comic Henning Wehn fronts a mix of pranks and his maddeningly weak sketches, aimed at letting immigrants hold up a mirror so that native Brits can see themselves. Trivial observation is the order of the day: hidden-camera larks reveal that we like caravanning and talking about the weather, but dislike benefits claimants and making consumer complaints. Fans of scathing satire and flippant comedy will both be disappointed.Jack Seale, The Guardian, 30th May 2016
Channel 4's new show An Immigrant's Guide To Britain left viewers either raging or cringing at its portrayal of Brits.Olivia Waring, Metro, 30th May 2016
None of this was especially groundbreaking and at times it looked a touch stagey. A bigger budget may have helped too (was it made on a shoestring?). But the programme made its point well: immigrants have a sense of humour, too.Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 30th May 2016