Sitcom following the adventures of Giles Wemmbley Hogg. Traveller,
backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity... and an upper
middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton.
Giles is a nice but rather dim upper-middle class ex-public school boy who
records his adventures on his portable digital recorder as he travels around
the world. Naive Giles rarely realises when things are going wrong (disaster
and Giles follow each other around hand-in-hand), but listeners can hear the
damage and offense the young man inadvertently causes with every step he takes.
Giles has managed to break the famous Terracotta Army, kill a very rare
bird, accidentally lead a revolution in Cuba, bankrupt a Japanese financial
institution, cause widespread offence at the World Cup, and much more.
In Series 4 Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen was grounded by both
the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel - two ms, two gs,
two vs (a bit of a mix up at the printers).
Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of his
long-suffering former Primary Schoolteacher Mr Timmis and the hindrance of his
sister Charlotte, it's a one-stop Travel/Advice/Events Management/Website
service, where each week, his schemes range far and wide - whether it's roaming
the country lecturing would-be overlanders on how to pack a rucksack ("If
in doubt, put it in. And double it"), or finding someone a zebra for a
corporate promotion ("I'll look in the Phone Book - how hard can it be?
Now, "A to D".....), GWH Travel stays true to its motto - "We
do it all, so you won't want to".