In an hour-long Christmas extravaganza, Richard Ayoade is joined by Hollywood phenomenon Jon Hamm, star of Mad Men, for a Yuletide yomp around Hong Kong – the most visited and most vertical city on the planet. They join the other 26.7 million tourists, as they gorge themselves on questionable foodstuffs, traditional transportation and the world’s largest seated Buddha statue.
Having already flown half way across the world, they immediately take to the air again for a bird’s eye view by helicopter. They crash at the Peninsula Hotel for some colonial opulence; and take a ride on the world’s steepest funicular. There’s a visit to the tailor; a tai chi drop-in session; and some street food specials, including pig’s fallopian tube, duck tongue skewers, and fusion dim sum. The weary travellers also get a foot massage and have their fortunes read.
Prod: Nicola Silk
Prod Co: North One
Travel Man: 48 Hours In Hong Kong airs Tuesday 26 December 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.