Dara and Ed’s Asian Adventure is to air across three episodes in a BBC Two travelogue series starring Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne.
“I can’t imagine better travelling companions to join on the Road to Mandalay. Dara and Ed share wit and intelligence in abundance and also a genuine friendship that should make this a really surprising and enjoyable journey.” – Clare Sillery BBC Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
Following the success of Dara And Ed’s Great Big Adventure, which broadcast on BBC Two last summer, long-term friends, comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne pack their cases once more as they embark on an expedition of a lifetime, crossing 3,500 miles from the bright lights of modern day Malaysiato the jungles of Myanmar, exploring the rich history of the region and its links with Europe and the UK.
Dara and Ed will begin their journey in the glittering metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, where they’ll explore the Malay sense of humour, have a go at lion dancing, and discover why Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. From there, they will travel north through the Malaysian peninsula, meeting indigenous tribes and taking part in a chicken beauty pageant, before crossing into Thailand where they will discover how the worst excesses of tourism are affecting the wildlife of Phuket. They will then head north to visit a Buddhist monastery which is home to one of the world’s toughest detoxes.
Their adventure continues in Myanmar, where Dara and Ed will explore this little-known country which has only recently opened up to tourism, ending their journey in the legendary city of Mandalay. Each hour long edition will be produced by Boundless TV, part of Fremantle Media UK.
“It’s fantastic to be working with the hugely talented Dara and Ed once again. They have a uniquely innovative take on their travels and I’m looking forward to seeing their experiences and learnings as they journey across such a diverse range of countries” – Managing Director of Boundless, Hannah Wyatt