- Griff Rhys Jones
- Dara O Briain
- Rory McGrath
- Andrew Fettis
- Executive Producer
- Andrew Fettis
Episode 2 of 2
Duration: 1 hour
This year's Three Men in a Boat goes further than before. The trio of Rory McGrath, Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O Briain head to the Adriatic, travelling up the Dalmatian coast to Venice. They've been entered into a Gondola Race on the Grand Canal in front of thousands of tourists. The region has an amazing maritime history, so there are plenty of boats to sail, motor and row their way to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The three men discover that travelling along the Adriatic out of season means that there are very few options to get to Venice by boat, so they attempt to blag a lift with a super yacht at the Split boat show. The only problem is that they will have to wait until the show finishes to find out if they're successful. In the meantime they get a lift with a tanker delivering drinking water to the outlying islands along the coast.
Outside the Roman city of Pula Griff and Rory come across Europe's biggest nudist colony, and Griff can't resist having a go. Eventually the three men make it to Venice and are immediately thrown into Gondola practice ready for the race. A race down the Grand Canal is a big deal to the locals and they want to make sure the three men are good enough.
Rory tries to make a suitable trophy for the race out of glass on the island of Murano, whilst Griff and Dara end up cooking with the last remaining fishing families in Venice. Griff's search for ingredients leads him to Venice's finest vegetable stall at the local women's prison. Whilst Dara's visit to the local fire station ends up in an emergency call on a fire boat.
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