2entertain Announce Release of an Idiot Abroad on DVDBy 2entertain, PRNE
Thursday, November 11, 2010
LONDON, November 12, 2010 - 2entertain has announced that 'An Idiot Abroad' will be released on DVD
in time for customers to pick it up for Christmas.
Straight from its debut on Sky 1, An Idiot Abroad (
follows the star of The Ricky Gervais
Show, Karl Pilkington, as he undertakes a journey of a lifetime. British
comedy legends Ricky Gervais (
and Stephen Merchant throw down the
gauntlet to send Karl around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone.
Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl's mind and change his outlook on
the world but Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own
Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the 'little
Englander' will be putting his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for
himself what the fuss is about. He will travel to the Great Wall of China,
Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen
Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
Meanwhile Gervais and Merchant will be keeping a watchful eye from London,
monitoring every step of Pilkington's journey.
The conclusion of the series will see the weary traveller returning home
to report on his findings. Karl Pilkington (
"They all laughed at Columbus when he said the world was round. Now Ricky
wants people to laugh at me because my head is round. I'm Karlumbus. Thing
is, I've seen places that Ricky will probably never see in his life so I
suppose I get the last laugh. Mind you, if he suddenly got into the idea of
travel I would tell him not to bother with China or Egypt."
Uniquely funny and often hilarious, An Idiot Abroad (
will be available on DVD and Blu Ray from the 15th November.
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About 2 entertain
2 entertain is the largest UK-owned publisher of DVD and digital content
exploiting TV content globally through DVD, Blu-ray and through digital
formats including downloads and apps. 2 entertain includes Demon Music Group,
the UK's largest independent record company which produces CD, Music DVDs and
digital downloads. In 2009/10 2 entertain returned profits of GBP38.2m.
2 entertain is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, the main
commercial arm of the BBC. The company exists to maximise the value of the
BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invests in public
service programming in return for rights. 2 entertain is part of BBC
Worldwide's Home Entertainment division, one of the company's six core
For further information or review copies, please contact: Emma Jonathan 2 entertain Video Ltd 33 Foley Street London W1W 7TL +44(0)20-7612-3146 www.2entertain.co.uk
For further information or review copies, please contact: Emma Jonathan, 2 entertain Video Ltd, 33 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TL, +44(0)20-7612-3146
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