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.
Karl's in for some dog sledding, a meeting with Inuits and a visit to the North Pole. He then learns that Ricky and Steve have stuck him on a deep sea fishing trawler.
Ricky and Steve arrange some time in a slum with a family and a visit to a Rhino conservation project for Karl before travelling through the impenetrable forest in Uganda.
Ricky and Steve have decided they want Karl to join a high school choir, hang out with New Age therapists, and meet the Amish before ending his journey by Wingwalking.