The Great Outdoors. Image shows from L to R: Christine (Ruth Jones), Bob (Mark Heap)
The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four
  • 2010
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Three-part comedy series following the hikes, heartaches, friendships and rivalries of a group of ramblers. Stars Mark Heap and Ruth Jones. Stars Mark Heap, Ruth Jones, Steve Edge, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Wight and more.

The Great Outdoors. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Steve Edge), Joe (Stephen Wight), Victor (Joe Tracini), Christine (Ruth Jones), Hazel (Gwyneth Keyworth), Bob (Mark Heap), Sophie (Katherine Parkinson)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Four
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Stars
Mark Heap, Ruth Jones, Steve Edge, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Wight, Joe Tracini and Gwyneth Keyworth
Writers
Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley
Director
Catherine Morshead
Producers
Alex Walsh-Taylor, David Peet and Paul Schlesinger
Companies

Going for a nice walk in the British countryside: millions of people do it. It should be the simplest thing in the world, but for the Mid-Bucks Walking Club it never is.

At the heart of the show is Bob, the vain, deluded, tragic-comic organiser of the rambling group. Over the course of the series Bob battles to keep his place from newcomer Christine, who is determined to jump into his boots and steal his best friend Tom.

Additional details

Production
Studio
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Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 28th July 2010 at 9pm on BBC Four
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 12th June 2014 at 2:25am on Gold - Episode 3
  • Thursday 12th June 2014 at 12:55am on Gold - Episode 3
  • Monday 9th June 2014 at 12:00am on Gold - Episode 3

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