The most recent trend in the travel show is to attach a comedy to it and there are so many – some serious, some spoofs, some that are the dynamics of an actual scripted comedy and others because they were one big practical joke! Travel Thursdays have just got bigger as we are now adding a comedic spin on it where we are looking at the comedian versus the travel.
Today we look at a television show that was produced for Discovery Channel and starred one of the UKs finest comedians. The show we are going to look at today is David Baddiel on The Silk Road.
The four part documentary saw David travel from Xi’an in China to Istanbul on the 2,000 year old trade route. The show starting airing in February of 2016 and saw him get up to lots of different activities including playing polo with a headless goat, being chased by wild wolves and even making gun powder out of pigeon poo.
In the journey he travels over 4,000 miles through a variety of countries including Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Georgia. If you want a travel show where he tracks the real Indiana Jones and walks in the shadow of Marco Polo, then this is the show for you.