Acclaimed comedy writer and actress Ruth Jones stars in a new three part comedy series for BBC Four. The Great Outdoors, a co venture between the BBC and Ruth's production company, Tidy Productions, follows the hikes, heartaches, friendships and rivalries of a group of ramblers. The Great Outdoors - to be released on DVD 26th September 2011 from 2entertain - is less than a breeze for this ordinary group of hikers.
At the heart of the show is Bob (Mark Heap) the vain deluded, tragic-comic organiser of the rambling group. Over the course of the series Bob will battle to keep his place from newcomer Christine (Ruth Jones) who is determined to jump into his boots and steal his best friend Tom.
Whilst mud flies between Bob and Christine, he is also trying to come to terms with the love-life of his eighteen year old daughter Hazel and Victor, a chess loving geek. Although Victor only has eyes for Hazel, he finds himself the focus of the attentions of thirty-something Sophie, a stressed out business woman seeking to escape her claustrophobic marriage to Joe, a charming yet manipulative freeloader.
Each week the misfit group heads off on a new adventure across the British countryside and as they do so, their intertwined lives become more complicated. Ventures into the British countryside are more than a walk in the park for this group of misfits as their lives becomes entangled through the complicated situations that arise.
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