8:30pm – Tuesday, August 21 on ABC1
Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O’Briain and Rory McGrath kick off the final leg of their journey to Venice threading their way through some of Croatia’s 1200 islands, escorted by a pod of dolphins.
They soon 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 hitch a ride with a super yacht at the Split yacht show. The only problem is that they have to wait two days to find out if there is a yacht available, so they fill in time by travelling on 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 largest nudist colony, and Griff can’t resist getting his gear off.
Eventually the three men make it to Venice and are immediately thrown into practice for a Gondola 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 to take part in the competition.
Rory tries to make a suitable trophy out of glass for the race winner, while 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, while Dara’s visit to the local fire station ends up in an emergency call.