Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

I don’t listen to the BBC nearly as much as I’d like. I get the world news on NPR every couple of days, and I’ll always watch a Monty Python if it comes on the tele, but for the most part, the vast expanse of BBC programming remains a mystery. But I should listen more. Not only does the BBC have a tremendous amount of great content online, but the interface of the site is very nice and the site is extremely user-friendly. Which all brings me to the fact that I happened upon a great little show last night called Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off. I’m sure there are going to be many a BEEB fan out there who knows this show well, that me saying I’ve never heard of it is like someone saying they’ve never heard of the Simpsons, but hey, what can I say. I’m an American. I’m focused. But anyway, the show is about a sort of British doofus who travels around and files little audio dispatches about the people he meets and the places he goes. In special under-stated British fashion it is subtle, but often clever and hilarious. I urge you to give it a listen.