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Travel Man

Travel Man

  • Premiered: 
    March 30, 2015
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  • Network: Ch4
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: travel, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

TRAVEL MAN is a half-hour reality series that follows acclaimed director, author and BAFTA winning actor Richard Ayoade, as he travels to a new city with a different celebrity in each episode. While he's there, he'll be challenging himself to see and do as much as possible, and subjecting so-called tourist attractions to his ruthless scrutiny. In this series, Richard goes to Iceland with actress Jessica Hynes, Istanbul with comedian Adam Hills, Marrakech with actor Stephen Mangan, and explores Barcelona with Kathy Burke. TRAVEL MAN had its U.S. premiere on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10-11pm ET/7-8pm PT, as Ovation aired back-to-back episodes. The next three seasons debuted on Ovation in a different order than they premiered in the UK.

Season 4 had its U.S. premiere on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 10-11pm ET/7-8pm PT, as Ovation again debuted back-to-back episodes.

On Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10-11pm ET/7-8pm PT, Ovation premiered the second season of TRAVEL MAN, airing the U.S. debut of back-to-back episodes: "Vienna" (10pm ET/7pm PT): Richard goes to Vienna with comedian Chris O'Dowd to sample the sausages, cakes, wines and spirits. The pair also take a hot-rod tour, visit a fairground, the Freud museum and the city sewers. "Paris" (10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT): Richard Ayoade and Mel Giedroyc do a Paris le weekend, with snails, absinthe, a cordon bleu cookery course, bespoke perfume and an art tour.
The fifth season of TRAVEL MAN had its U.S. premiere on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 10-11pm ET/7-8pm PT, as Ovation debuted back-to-back new episodes:

"St. Petersburg" (10pm ET/7pm PT): Comedian Rob Beckett joins Richard Ayoade in Russia's cultural capital, for a post-Soviet itinerary including an armoured tank, caviar, vodka, and a herring in a fur coat.

"Budapest" (10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT): Richard and comedian Aisling Bea make a whirlwind tour of Hungary's fairy-tale capital, with selfies, goulash, cake, pubs, liquor, and a game of chess at the thermal baths.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by North One Television