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2entertain announce release of An Idiot Abroad on DVD


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 amusement.

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 commented: “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.

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 £38.2m.

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 businesses.

For further information or review copies, please contact:
Emma Jonathan
2 entertain Video Ltd
33 Foley Street
020 7612 3146


 An Idiot Abroad
 Karl Pilkington
 Ricky Gervais

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