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The Great British Foreign Holiday

Mark Benton narrates a clip show looking at the Brits when they go abroad, somewhere he claims to be 'far away - outlandish, exotic and scary. Frankly, we're terrified of it.'.

Mark Benton has been abroad, he knows all about it: 'The British are an island race - abroad is really abroad, not just across the border but actually over the horizon. It's far away - outlandish, exotic and scary. Frankly, we're terrified of it.'

The Brits, foreign travel and all points in between - how we got there, what we did there and how we got back.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 2 Aug 2011 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • London Symphony Orchestra


    composed by Sir Hubert Parry

  • Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Summer Holiday

  • Right Said Fred

    I'm Too Sexy

  • Arrow

    Hot Hot Hot

  • Fleetwood Mac


  • Los del Río


  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

  • Radiohead

    Subterranean Homesick Alien

  • Noël Coward

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen

  • Booker T. & the MG’s

    Green Onions

  • The Prodigy


  • The Dandy Warhols

    Everyday Should Be A Holiday

  • Donna Summer

    I Feel Love

  • Black Lace


  • Har Mar Superstar

    Back The Camel

  • Nelly

    Hot In Herre

  • The Smiths

    How Soon Is Now?

  • BJ Cole & Luke Vibert

    Fly Hawaii


Role Contributor
Narrator Mark Benton
Executive Producer Caroline Wright
Producer Elaine Shepherd
Writer Matthew Leys
Writer Martin Trenaman