Michael Palin without the television, research, education value, or Michael Palin.
Noble devotees and the unitiated alike will love this offering- his trademark rambling, a kung-fu obsession and a helping of those rather tactless comments we all would make in a foreign country but for the fear that some of the locals speak English. 'Tis a glorious mix of badly-researched travelogue and excerpts from the live performances that the series follows Ross Noble to in China, Singapore, Budapest, South Africa and Ireland. It bears listening to again and again and is not just for mature tastes- it'll eat up the miles on long family drives, or just have it on the background for this pleasant fellows Geordie accent. If y'like that sort of thing.
In these days of the global village, when the romantic days of exploring the true unknown with Professor Challenger, Uncle Lidenbrock and the (less fictitious) Dr Livingstones and Shackletons, it might be argued that the magic has gone from traveling purely for the sake of it- but with comedians like Ross Noble, it's been given a new take- irreverant, fantastically funny and occasioanlly, quite bizzare.
So buy it, and discover duck tongues, donkeys and how far taxis in China'll take ya. All from the comfort of your setee.