Themes in this comedy are Giles's naïveté, and small-mindedness, with his frequent (and usually inappropriate) comparisons with life back in his native Budleigh Salterton. However, he is a sympathetic fool and clearly does not mean any harm. Interestingly in Giles' first broadcast incarnation, as a recurring character performed by Brigstocke on satirical radio show The Now Show, he is offensively boorish and unlikeable.(Broadly similar characters are Harry Enfield's Tim Nice-But-Dim, and P. G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster.) It is interesting to note that on 9 April 2006, Brigstocke appeared in BBC Radio 4's Classic Serial adaptation of The Code of the Woosters as Bertie Wooster with Andrew Sachs as Jeeves.
In July 2007 Giles appeared on BBC4 television in Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes to Glastonbury, which contained a mixture of material from throughout the history of the radio show and from the similarly titled Radio 4 episode which had been broadcast only the week previously.
|1||1||The Sudan||16 July 2002||Giles' first trip sees him going off to Sudan for some fishing.|
|2||Beijing||23 July 2002||For his Duke of Edinburgh award, Giles decides to rebuild the Great wall of China.|
|3||Bolivia||30 July 2002||Giles goes on a jungle trek in search of a rare bird species.|
|4||The Arctic||6 August 2002||Giles gets stuck on the ice cap and has to stay in a research station.|
|5||Moscow||13 August 2002||With the Budleigh Salterton Donkey Sanctuary in mind, Giles plans to ride from England to Russia on a racing tandem, but his friend Toby pulls out...|
|6||Thailand||20 August 2002||On a spiritual journey, Giles goes to Thailand to find himself... and his rucksack.|
|2||1||Tanzania||15 October 2003||Now at university doing Canadian studies, Giles decides to go to Africa to 'Save the Giraffe'........... in a 14 foot giraffe costume|
|2||Germany||22 October 2003||After his sister pulls a sickie, Giles decides to step in and go on a German exchange.|
|3||Cuba||29 October 2003||As a part of Socialist Soc., Giles goes to Cuba to find inspiration.|
|4||Egypt||5 November 2003||In a bid to twin Cairo with his native Budleigh Salterton, Giles visits the Egyptian capital to see if it is up to standard.|
|5||India||12 November 2003||Giles has made the Durham University cricket team, and subsequently goes on tour with them to the home of "Native Americans".|
|6||New Zealand||19 November 2003||To stop the love of his life from marrying someone else, Giles goes all the way to New Zealand in an attempt to stop the wedding.|
|3||1||Scotland||25 January 2005||After gaining his degree in Canadian Studies, Giles looks for work, firstly on an oil rig.|
|2||Tokyo||1 February 2005||The next step in Giles' career sees him go to Tokyo and work in the stock market.|
|3||The Alps||8 February 2005||Giles becomes a chalet girl in a French skiing resort.|
|4||Russia||15 February 2005||Giles becomes fourth cultural attache to Vienna, and accompanies a Geordie "dancing prodigy" across Europe.|
|5||Haiti||22 February 2005||Giles helps build a home for CHAVS.|
|6||Ireland||1 March 2005||In an attempt to become a journalist, Giles becomes a nanny, and takes the children to Ireland.|
|4||1||Germany||15 June 2006||Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Geht zum Fussballweltmeisterschaft weg! - Giles returns to Germany for some peace and quiet, only to find that the World Cup is being held there.|
|2||22 June 2006|
|3||29 June 2006|
|5||1||Glastonbury||26 June 2007||Giles goes to the Glastonbury Festival and attempts to sell pasties from around the world.|
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