Richard Ayoade and Dawn French head to Athens in ‘Travel Man: 48 Hours In …’

Dawn French and Richard Ayoade in Travel Man: 48 Hours In… (Image: Channel 4)

Travel Man: 48 Hours In… the popular series that premiered in 2015 and features comedian Richard Ayoade with a celebrity guest, usually from the comedy world, spending 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must-see tourist attractions — will return to the UK’s Channel 4 on Monday, April 15.

Ayoade (IT Crowd, Gadget Man, The Crystal Maze) will team with the brilliant Dawn French (Vicar of Dibley, Delicious) for the ninth season premiere. Ayoade and French — who recently announced that production has started for Glass Houses, a new ITV drama to air in 2020 — will head to Greece for a whistle-stop tour of Athens.

Dawn French and Richard Ayoade take a whirlwind tour of Athens, Greece in ‘Travel Man: 48 Hours In …’ (Image: Channel 4)

Over the previous seven seasons, presenter Ayoade has descended upon stellar places like Barcelona, Vienna, Paris, Moscow, Venice, Dubai and Rome. His past guest partners in crime have included the likes of Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Twenty Twelve, W1A), Stephen Mangan (Dirk Gently), Jack Dee (Lead Balloon), Sally Phillips (Miranda), Eddie Izzard Mel Giedroyc (Great British Bake-Off) and Chris O’Dowd, his IT Crowd co-star.

Travel Man: 48 Hours In… season 9 returns to Channel 4 on Monday, 15 April.

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