An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Round
An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Round is the third season of comedy TV-series An Idiot Abroad, produced by RiSK for Sky1.
The show stars Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais (Stardust, The Office and Night at the Museum) and Warwick Davis (the Harry Potter series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Leprechaun).
The ongoing theme of the show is that Pilkington has no interest in global travel, so Gervais makes him travel while he stays in the United Kingdom monitoring his progress.
In An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Round, Pilkington is joined by Warwick Davis as they begin their adventure in Venice. After visiting a square where Davis feeds pigeons and gets gelatos, they go to a costume shop where they dress up for a masquerade ball event later that day. While Davis enjoys the role-playing, Pilkington becomes annoyed. In one of the masquerade events, they are blindfolded and presented with various smells and tastes. The next day, Pilkington tries out a water jet pack, but fails to get out of the water.
360 Degrees Film provided full support in finding the perfect locations for the shooting as well as managing all organizational aspects.
Director: Richard Yee
DoP: Joel Devlin, Jon Sayers, Michael Timney
Production: RiSK - 360 Degrees Film