Top 5 Shows to ‘Telly-port’ Overseas

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24 Nov • 5 min read

TV has been a great form of escapism for many of us, as we find ourselves spending more time in our homes.

If a holiday abroad, or even a staycation wasn’t on the cards for you this year, don’t fret – these top travel programme picks will have you transported overseas from the comfort of your sofa.

Absolutely India - Mancs in Mumbai. Full series available on the ITV Hub

Absolute India follows soap star Ryan Thomas and his family as they explore their Indian heritage on this family trip of a lifetime. Brothers Ryan, Scott and Adam discover the world of Mumbai, its sights and culinary delights for the first time, with their father Dougie.

Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime - Available on BBC iPlayer

In a nostalgic re-telling of comedian and presenter Michael Palin’s iconic travel documentaries, this series brings his various adventures to a new generation of viewers.

From his journey around the world in 80 days, to his epic trip around the Pacific Rim, this series is great for history buffs and curious travellers alike, featuring the fascinating stories of people Palin met along the way.

Race Across the World - BBC iPlayer

For those seeking more of a thrill on their travels, Race Across the World has you covered. In the recent series, ordinary couples from the UK race their way from Mexico City to the southernmost point of Argentina with little budget and even less of a plan.

The combination of drama, thrill and spectacular scenery, this program will hook you in. The full series is available on iPlayer to cater to all your binging needs.

Travel Man: 48 hours in… - Channel 4

In this snappy series, comedian Richard Ayoade and a special celebrity guest take city breaks by storm. Richard and his guest try to get the maximum out of a short stay, so prepare for 20 minute episodes with a whole lot of action.

The best part? If you like what you see, you can plan to replicate it yourself using the handy guides created for each episode.

Travelling may be off the cards for a little while longer, but you can get your fair share of wanderlust from your sofa with the help of these program picks.

Better yet, there is no need to pack a bag - just pop the kettle on!

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