The BBC has commissioned a six-part series starring Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as they tour the hidden gems of rural UK.
The pair will cruise from town to town in a 671RT Victor II class nuclear submarine, visiting such treasures as the pleasure pier in Clacton-On-Sea and the Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre in Mablethorpe. For some of the more inland attractions, the duo say they will use canal networks as far as possible and then take a Humvee from there.
Along the way, Rus and Alex (traveling under the nickname of the Hairy Spikers) will offer enlightening facts on the sights they behold. “The High Lighthouse in Harwich is 90 feet high and have 100 steps to top. It have great reputation in motherland” is just one example of this.
The first five episode titles have already been announced:
From Russia with Brough
Peterhead the Great
The final episode will be a behind the scenes look-in to all the bloopers and gaffes that went on during filming. This includes a particularly risible tale of the boys getting lost on their trip through Salisbury and the wacky hi-jinks that followed.
A spokesperson from the BBC said “We’re very excited to have the lads on board. They tell us they’ve been hearing all about the small scale delights of our beloved Albion from all their friends back home so they can’t wait to get started. Also the rumours that my wife and children have been taken hostage are completely fabricated”.
A Fake News article (yep you got us, this isn't real) by Kieran Macfadzean at Backbench
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