Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have dispatched the 'little Englander' Karl Pilkington on what many would term a journey of a lifetime.
They've thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl's mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement.
He travels to all Seven Wonders including the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids as Gervais and Merchant keep a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington's journey.