Travel Man

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Travel Man
Genre Special interest
Travel
Presented by Richard Ayoade
Theme music composer Paul Mottram
Opening theme Trailblazer
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 7
No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes, except for Christmas specials, which are 1h
(inc. adverts)
Production company(s) North One Television
Distributor All3Media
Release
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 30 March 2015 (2015-03-30) – present
Chronology
Related shows Gadget Man
External links
Website
Production website

Travel Man is a British television travel documentary series. It features presenter Richard Ayoade, travelling to a different location each episode with a celebrity guest.[1]

Travel Man has been twice nominated in the best Features category at the BAFTAs and won Best Factual Programme three years running at the RTS Midlands awards.[2] [3]

In Australia, the series is broadcast on SBS Viceland, and in New Zealand on TVNZ Duke.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 4 30 March 2015 (2015-03-30) 20 April 2015 (2015-04-20)
2 4 5 January 2016 (2016-01-05) 26 January 2016 (2016-01-26)
3 4 25 March 2016 (2016-03-25) 15 April 2016 (2016-04-15)
4 4 23 September 2016 (2016-09-23) 14 October 2016 (2016-10-14)
5 4 25 December 2016 (2016-12-25) 4 March 2017 (2017-03-04)
6 4 20 October 2017 (2017-10-20) 10 November 2017 (2017-11-10)
7 4 2 April 2018 (2018-04-02) 23 April 2018 (2018)

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 48 Hours in Barcelona Kathy Burke 30 March 2015 1.7
2 48 Hours in Istanbul Adam Hills 6 April 2015 1.36
3 48 Hours in Iceland Jessica Hynes 13 April 2015 1.67
4 48 Hours in Marrakesh Stephen Mangan 20 April 2015 1.33

Series 2 (2016)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 (5) 48 Hours in Vienna Chris O'Dowd 5 January 2016 2.15
2 (6) 48 Hours in Paris Mel Giedroyc 12 January 2016 1.9
3 (7) 48 Hours in Copenhagen Noel Fielding 19 January 2016 1.86
4 (8) 48 Hours in Moscow Greg Davies 26 January 2016 1.76

Series 3 (2016)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 (9) 48 Hours in Seville Rob Delaney 25 March 2016 1.54
2 (10) 48 Hours in Venice Jo Brand 1 April 2016 1.53
3 (11) 48 Hours in Dubai Johnny Vegas 8 April 2016 1.83
4 (12) 48 Hours in Berlin Roisin Conaty 15 April 2016 1.47

Series 4 (2016)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 (13) 48 Hours in New York Katherine Ryan 23 September 2016 1.63
2 (14) 48 Hours in Helsinki Paul Rudd 30 September 2016 1.41
3 (15) 48 Hours in Lisbon Adam Buxton 7 October 2016 1.58
4 (16) 48 Hours in Naples Jack Dee 14 October 2016 1.74

Christmas special (2016)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
0 (17) 48 Hours in Florence Christmas Special Rebel Wilson 25 December 2016 2.0

Series 5 (2016/17)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 (18) 48 Hours in Saint Petersburg Rob Beckett 6 March 2017 1.57
2 (19) 48 Hours in Budapest Aisling Bea 20 March 2017 1.81
3 (20) 48 Hours in Tenerife Lena Dunham 27 March 2017 2.21
4 (21) 48 Hours in Miami Rhod Gilbert 3 April 2017 1.69

Series 6 (2017)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 (22) 48 Hours in Rome Matt Lucas 20 October 2017 2.08
2 (23) 48 Hours in Valencia Sara Pascoe 27 October 2017 1.84
3 (24) 48 Hours in Amsterdam Joe Lycett 3 November 2017 2.38
4 (25) 48 Hours in Stockholm Sally Phillips 10 November 2017 2.1

Christmas special (2017)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
0 (26) 48 Hours in Hong Kong Christmas Special [5] Jon Hamm 26 December 2017 1.81[6]

Series 7 (2018)[edit]

No. in series Title Guest Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 (27) 48 Hours in Brussels [7] Lee Mack 2 April 2018 TBA
2 (28) 48 Hours in Oslo[8] Fay Ripley 9 April 2018 TBA
3 (29) 48 Hours in Madeira[9] Robert Webb 16 April 2018 TBA
4 (30) 48 Hours on the Cote d'Azur[9] Shazia Mirza 23 April 2018 TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkinson, Rob (2 April 2015). "'Travel Man' in Barcelona: Channel 4 Sacrifices a Great Idea on the Altar of Cheap Laughs". The Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "News". North One Television. 
  3. ^ "Television in 2016 | BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (9 March 2016). "Airdate: Travel Man – TV Tonight". Tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Christmas 2017 highlights - Channel 4 - Info - Press". www.channel4.com. 
  6. ^ "Channel 4 (SD+HD) w/e 31 Dec 2017". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "Travel Man: 48 Hours in Brussels". www.radiotimes.com. 
  8. ^ "Travel Man: 48 Hours in Oslo". www.radiotimes.com. 
  9. ^ a b "all3media international". www.all3mediainternational.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 

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