Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 30 minutes

Comedy which follows the hikes, heartaches, friendships and rivalries of a misfit rambling club. Club organiser Bob begins a titanic battle of wills with the newest member, Christine, for the heart and soul of his treasured walking group.

Bob's teenage daughter Hazel is mortified at the arrival of geeky Victor from her school and married businesswoman Sophie is looking for a way out from her freeloading husband Joe.

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  • The cast

    The cast

    The characters in The Great Outdoors, from left to right: Tom (Steve Edge), Joe (Stephen Wight), Victor (Joe Tracini), Christine (Ruth Jones), Hazel (Gwyneth Keyworth), Bob (Mark Heap) and Sophie (Katherine Parkinson).

  • BBC TV Blog: Can rambling ever be cool?

    BBC TV Blog: Can rambling ever be cool?

    Kevin Cecil, Co-writer of The Great Outdoors, discusses how a shared enjoyment of rambling led him to create the show along with fellow writer Andy Riley.

    Read Kevin's blog post at the BBC TV blog

Credits

Christine
Ruth Jones
Bob
Mark Heap
Tom
Steve Edge
Sophie
Katherine Parkinson
Joe
Stephen Wight
Hazel
Gwyneth Keyworth
Victor
Joe Tracini
Writer
Kevin Cecil
Writer
Andy Riley
Executive Producer
Paul Schlesinger
Producer
Alex Walsh-Taylor
Director
Catherine Morshead
Production Manager
Sam Moor

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