I was looking forward to the new Long Way Down series. I quite enjoyed Long Way Round, and was settling in to watch Ewan McGegor and his fairly likeable oaf of a mate as they travel from Jon O'Groats to Cape Town.
I'm a little confused now though. It actually appears as if it's a documentary about making a documentary. With the supporting film crew given equal billing, and their adventures tracked as well. I appreciate that motorcycling through Africa is something of a challenge and requires some logistical help, but they have a full support crew, including a doctor. I wonder if this is an insurance requirement to protect a Hollywood asset?
I was more than a little perturbed about Charlie's 'hilarious' fart-lighting antics. I wasn't that amused when I first saw someone do this at school, twenty-five years ago.
What was funny was Ewan's reaction to his visit to the original Star Wars set in Tunisia. " I thought I'd get mobbed", he smiled ruefully at the (lack of) attention paid to him. Penny not yet dropped about the public's (lack of) affection for Mr Lucas' prequels?