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

The Great Outdoors

BBC Four sitcom. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Mark Heap, Ruth Jones, Steve Edge, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Wight, Joe Tracini and Gwyneth Keyworth.

The Great Outdoors

Three-part comedy series following the hikes, heartaches, friendships and rivalries of a group of ramblers. Stars Mark Heap and Ruth Jones

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Starring
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

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.

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