Meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg - 2M's, 2G's.

Traveller, backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity, and upper middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton.

Written and conceived by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden.

performed by Marcus Brigstocke.


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0101The Sudan2002071620030520 
0102China2002072320030527
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The naive gap year student lands in Beijing for his Duke of Edinburgh Award challenge. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From July 2002.
The naive gap year student lands in Beijing for his Duke of Edinburgh Award challenge.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From July 2002.
Giles compiles an audio diary on a trip to Beijing for his Duke of Edinburgh Award.
He's also interested in visiting Peking.
Giles is going to mend the Great Wall of China and find his Uncle Jeff.
0103Bolivia2002073020030603
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The naive gap year student's South American audio diary of his bird-watching mishaps. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From July 2002.
The naive gap year student's South American audio diary of his bird-watching mishaps.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From July 2002.
The naive Budleigh Salterton resident's South American audio diary records more mishaps.
The naive Budleigh Salterton resident's South American audio diary records more of his mishaps.
Giles compiles an audio diary of his trip to South America.
Unfortunately, it's not long before he's behind bars.
Giles arrives in Bolivia and within hours is causing mayhem.
Giles arrives in Bolivia to do some bird spotting and within hours is causing mayhem.
0104The Arctic2002080620030610
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Frozen fiascos are afoot as the dim student traveller sails with Greenpeace. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2002.
Frozen fiascos are afoot, as the dim student traveller sails with Greenpeace.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
Frozen fiascos are afoot, as the bumbling student traveller sets sails with Greenpeace.
Charterhouse alumni and professional posh buffoon Giles Wemmbley-Hogg causes mayhem in the Arctic.
After winning a cereal packet competition, public schoolboy Giles has the opportunity of a lifetime and arrives in the Arctic.
Giles causes mayhem in the Arctic.
Giles is on his way to the Arctic on a Greenpeace boat and in his usual naive way he causes mayhem amongst the crew.
0105Moscow2002081320030617
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Cycling solo on a tandem, the inept student is Russia-bound, fundraising for donkeys. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2002.
Cycling solo on a tandem, the inept student is Russia-bound fundraising for donkeys.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From August 2002.
Giles, global adventurer, sets off to Moscow to raise money for a donkey sanctuary.
Giles, global adventurer, sets out on his own using a tandem.
He's off to Moscow to raise money for a donkey sanctuary.
Giles - global adventurer - sets out on his own on a tandem.
Giles is on his way to Moscow on a tandem.
He starts by riding along the M25.
Giles is heading down the M25 alone on a tandem on his way to Moscow.
0106 LASTThailand2002082020030624
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The bumbling student's aim to emerge spiritually becomes a physical revelation with a loose sarong.
The bumbling student's aim to emerge spiritually becomes a physical revelation.
Giles' audio diary from Thailand, where he hopes to emerge spiritually.
He does at least emerge physically, thanks to a sarong.
Giles' audio diary from Thailand where he hopes he doesn't suffer deep vein tombola after the flight.
He's off to find himself.
Giles goes to emerge himself spiritually in Thailand.
01TRAIL 20020709  
0201Tanzania2003101520041102
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The bumbling student backpacker sets out on an East African safari.
0202Germany2003102220041109
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Giles Wemmbley-Hogg replaces his sister on a German exchange.
He records the cultural diversity he encounters in his audio diary.
0203Cuba2003102920041116
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The inept backpacker learns the metaphorical meaning of riding an inflatable banana.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From October 2003.
The posh fool discovers the metaphorical meaning of riding an inflatable banana.
The setting for a Marxist revolution, conflict in the Bay of Pigs and endless rides on an inflatable banana?
0204Egypt2003110520041123
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The daffy backpacker is keen to twin Cairo with his hometown of Budleigh Salterton.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From October 2003.
The eccentric student traveller's keen to twin Cairo with Budleigh Salterton.
Giles' audio diary is from Egypt.
He's on a mission to nominate Cairo as the ideal town to be twinned with Budleigh Salterton.
0205India2003111220041130
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The eccentric student traveller sets off on a university sports tour to New Delhi.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From November 2003.
Giles records his audio diary whilst on a university sports tour to New Delhi.
0206 LASTNew Zealand2003111920041207
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The eccentric student traveller tries to woo back his old girlfriend in Wellington.
Stars Marcus Brigstocke.
From November 2003.
Giles Wemmbley-Hogg records his audio diary in New Zealand, where he hopes to win back a former girlfriend.
0301An Oil Rig Roundabout2005012520120429 (R4+)
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The footloose upper-class student finds himself slumming it with Scottish roughnecks. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From January 2005.
The footloose upper-class student finds himself slumming it with Scottish roughnecks.
0302Bond Trader In Japan2005020120120505 (R4+)
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Giles is working in Tokyo, grappling with stocks and shares (and the boss's wife). Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.
Giles goes for broke, quite literally, as he tries his hand at being a Bond Trader in Japan.
Giles is working in Tokyo, grappling with stocks and shares (and the boss's wife).
(02/06]
0303A Chalet Girl In France2005020820120513 (R4+)
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Despite no obvious qualifications, Giles gets a job on the ski slopes of France. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.
Giles tries his hand and his knees and ankles at being a Chalet Girl on the ski slopes of France.
(03/06)
0304Russia2005021520120520 (R4+)
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Thanks to some handy parental connections, the gap-year buffoon goes to Moscow. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.
Giles leads a ballet tour around Europe, from Minsk to Vienna via Budleigh Salterton.
0305Haiti2005022220120527 (R4+)
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The gap-year student arrives to help rebuild a village, and tries out some voodoo.
The gap-year student arrives to help rebuild a village, and tries out some voodoo. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From February 2005.
Giles decides to help rebuild a village and get stuck into a bit of Voodoo as he goes off to Haiti.
0306 LASTIreland2005030120120603 (R4+)
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The hapless gap-year student is off to Ireland. Can he get a job on a newspaper?
The hapless gap-year student is off to Ireland. Can he get a job on a newspaper? Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From March 2005.
Giles goes to Ireland to look up an old flame, stuff a big fish and tussle with a ghillie.
0401Greece2009121420091214 (R7)
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He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers").
Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of his long-suffering former Primary School teacher 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 Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".
In this episode we see the struggle between the Apollonian and Dionysian principles as Giles travels to Greece on a desperate rescue mission and eats far too much haloumi.
Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles.
Cast:
Giles Wemmbley Hogg - Marcus Brigstocke
Professor Bakoyannis - Jack Klaff
Mr Timmis - Adrian Scarborough
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
Jeremy - James Bachman
Luke - Mark Evans
Aphrodite - Nina Millns
Colonel Yiannis - Chris Pavlo
Written by Marcus Brigstocke & Jeremy Salsby.
Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.
Giles travels to Greece on a desperate rescue mission and eats far too much halloumi.
Comedy series by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby.
A struggle takes place between the Apollonian and Dionysian principles, as Giles travels to Greece on a desperate rescue mission and eats far too much halloumi.
Giles....Marcus Brigstocke
Lady Flench....Alison Steadman
MrsHadleigh-Broome....Morwenna Banks
Mrs Gunthorne....Janet Henfrey
Hugo....Ben Willbond
David....David Armand
Mehmet....Nej Adamson
Tommy 'Tomahawk' Hayes....Kerry Shale
Nadine....Matilda Ziegler
Tony....Lou Hirsch
Mikey....David Armand 
0402Lapland2009122120091221 (R7)
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He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers").
Run from his bedroom with the help of his long-suffering former Primary School teacher 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 Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".
In this special episode, first broadcast at Xmas, Giles takes a trip to Iceland and buys some frozen food for his trip to Lapland. He also learns that when hunting with shotguns, it's good to know the difference between an elk and an elf.
Co-starring Catherine Tate as his long-suffering fiancee Arabella and Celia Imrie as his mother-in-law-to-be - the woman known only as "Mrs Wells" - in a snowbound special that mixes The Wizard Of Oz, It's A Wonderful Life and The Ice Queen in Giles's head, and serves them up with a helping of brandy butter and South Devon-style idiocy.
Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles.
Cast:
Giles Wemmbley Hogg - Marcus Brigstocke
Bella - Catherine Tate
Mrs Wells - Celia Imrie
Mr Timmis - Adrian Scarborough
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
Santa - Ewan Bailey
Written by Marcus Brigstocke & Jeremy Salsby.
Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.
In this special episode, first broadcast at Xmas, Giles takes a trip to Iceland and buys some frozen food for his trip to Lapland.
He also learns that when hunting with shotguns, it's good to know the difference between an elk and an elf.
Co-starring Catherine Tate as his long-suffering fiancee Arabella and Celia Imrie as his mother-in-law-to-be - the woman known only as "Mrs Wells" - in a snowbound special that mixes The Wizard Of Oz, It's A Wonderful Life and The Ice Queen in Giles's head, and serves them up with a helping of brandy butter and South Devon-style idiocy.
0403The Orient Express2009122820091228 (R7)
20100825
20140101 (R4+)
He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers").
Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of his long-suffering former Primary School teacher 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 Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".
In this episode; It's a Merger On The Orient Express as Giles takes four cross ladies and a piece of lead piping on a septuagenarian trans-Balkan hen party. With an Agatha Christie theme.
Mysterious jewels, magnificent moustaches and a set of pink fluffy handcuffs add up to a baffling mystery.
Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles.
Giles Wemmbley Hogg - Marcus Brigstocke
Lady Flench - Alison Steadman
Mrs Hadleigh-Broome - Morwenna Banks
Mrs Gunthorne - Janet Henfrey
Mr Timmis - Adrian Scarborough
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
Hugo - Ben Willbond
David - David Armand
Mehmet - Nej Adamson
Written by Marcus Brigstocke & Jeremy Salsby.
Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.
In this episode; It's a Merger On The Orient Express as Giles takes four cross ladies and a piece of lead piping on a septuagenarian trans-Balkan hen party.
With an Agatha Christie theme.
0404 LASTLas Vegas2010010420100104 (R7)
20100901
20140108 (R4+)
He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers").
Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of his long-suffering former Primary School teacher 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 Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".
This time, it's Viva Las Vegas as Giles accidentally gets three wives in a row and loses the jackpot as he tries his hand at poker and roulette - and comes up the exact opposite of trumps. The game is Texas Hold 'Em, the flop is huge, Giles has the nuts and we're crying all the way to the river, and no-one has a clue what any of that means. Because, as the old saying goes - what happens in Vegas. makes everyone in Budleigh Salterton very cross indeed.
Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles.
Giles Wemmbley Hogg - Marcus Brigstocke
Tommy "Tomahawk" Hayes - Kerry Shale
Nadine - Matilda Ziegler
Mr Timmis - Adrian Scarborough
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
Tony - Lou Hirsch
Mikey - David Armand
Written by Marcus Brigstocke & Jeremy Salsby.
Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.
This time, it's Viva Las Vegas as Giles accidentally gets three wives in a row and loses the jackpot as he tries his hand at poker and roulette - and comes up the exact opposite of trumps.
The game is Texas Hold 'Em, the flop is huge, Giles has the nuts and we're crying all the way to the river, and no-one has a clue what any of that means.
Because, as the old saying goes - what happens in Vegas makes everyone in Budleigh Salterton very cross indeed.
Tommy "Tomahawk" Hayes - Kerry Shale 
0501Local Hero20111128 When an American mogul tries to buy up every last pebble in lovely Budleigh, Giles decides to run for Mayor.
Meanwhile his sister Charlotte goes on a tent protest...
Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles
And featuring -
Mr.
Timmis - Vincent Franklin
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
Annie - Rebecca Front
Ronald Crump - Stuart Milligan
Mayor Netherclap - Flip Webster
Gabe Bjesterveldt - David Armand
Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby & Toby Davies
Producer/Director: David Tyler 
0502Iron Man20111205 When Giles accidentally enters an Iron Man triathlon in Spain, he has to enlist the help of Neil Diamond and a donkey...
Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles
Cast:
Mr.
Timmis....Vincent Franklin
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
Jose - Mitch Benn
Mariluz - Debbie Chazen
Carl - Kieran Hodgson
Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby & Toby Davies
Producer/Director: David Tyler 
0503Festival Of Yumsk20111212 When Giles tries to put Budleigh Salterton on the gastronomic map, he inadvertently serves up a full-scale biohazard lockdown instead.
Yumsk!.
0504 LASTRocket Man20111219 In this episode, Giles meets some leftover post-Soviet rocket fuel.
What could possibly go wrong? And how will he react to the world's first weightless pasty?

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Genre

  • Genre: Spoof, Comedy
  • Genre: Spoof, Comedy, Greece
  • Genre: , , Spoof,

Huge Cast list to sort out

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Production Company

    A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4

Programme Id

  • Programme ID: b007rdqh

Series 5 episode 3

  • Giles - Marcus Brigstocke
  • Mr Timmis - Vincent Franklin
  • Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg - Catherine Shepherd
  • Monsieur Delabouche - Ben Willbond
  • The Commissioner - Laura Solon
  • Breville-Toaster - Justin Edwards
  • Tim McBride - Tim Downie
  • General Watson - Rupert Vansittart
  • Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby & Toby Davies
  • Produced & directed by David Tyler

Series 5 episode 4 cast

Series 5 blurb (though it sounds more like series 4)

  • Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen is back! But this time, he's got a computer! Giles Wemmbley Hogg has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2m's 2g's 2v's, 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 Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".

Trivia

  • By series 3 our travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian Studies) has graduated and is looking for excitement in the world of work.
  • The cast and crew list is in a bit of a state because other than Giles and some of the UK characters everyone is only in one episode.
  • Series 4: He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers").
  • Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of his long-suffering former Primary School teacher 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 Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, so you won't want to".

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