Russell Howard & Mum. Image shows from L to R: Russell Howard, Ninette Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Russell Howard & Mum

Comedy Central factual travel series starring Russell Howard and his mum. 24 episodes (4 series), 2016 - 2019. Features Russell Howard and Ninette Howard.

Globetrotters - Series 1, Episode 1 - Gap Week In Koh Phangan

Russell and his mum Ninette have a full backpacker blowout on the ultimate rave island Koh Phangan, Thailand. They squeeze in the gap year they never had in to one week, drinking mystical buckets of booze, Djing at jungle parties and going full hippy at a mass love-in breathing ceremony.

Further details

Following 2016 and 2018's incredible adventures in the USA, Russell Howard and his mum Ninette Howard return to screens with a trip to the world's largest continent, for a taste of Asia.

The six 60 minute episodes (twice the length of Series 1 and 2's 30-minutes episodes) see Russell and Ninette further broaden their horizons in the Far East, the pair's warm, funny and engaging relationship is once again put under the microscope.

On their tour, they step back in time to become ultimate assassins in Japan and embark on a more futuristic venture to high tech Seoul, South Korea to observe the rise of the machines. The duo squeeze in the gap year they never had in to one week on the travellers' paradise island Koh Phangan, Thailand.

In Mumbai, The City Of Dreams, Russell and Ninette enrol in a 5 star acting academy boasting Slumdog Millionaire protégés to learn what it takes to make it in Bollywood. On a visit to Vietnam's capital Hanoi, they lend their hands to folkloric water puppetry before heading away from the hustle and bustle of town to compete in a rural Olympics. The journey ends communing with nature in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Comedy Central
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Howard Self
Ninette Howard Self
Production team
Phil Niland Series Director
Phil Niland Series Producer
Claire Judge Producer
Emma Clarke Executive Producer
Jill Offman Executive Producer
Jamie Isaacs Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Andrew Fettis Executive Producer
Brendan McCarthy Editor
Jamie Bull Editor
Daniel Mulhern Composer

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