EWAN & THINGY - THE WRONG WAY ROUND (COMEDY CENTRAL)

Produced, Directed and Edited by John Willie Hopkins
Wirtten by John Willie Hopkins with Richard Glover and Michael Mason
Starring John Hopkins, Richard Glover and Tony Way.
Cinematography by Bob Pipe

Comedy Central gave Big Face Productions its first fully independent commission with this project, a spoof of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s BBC motorcycle odyssey The Long Way Round and The Long Way Down. These are 9 x 3’ sketches following the trials and tribulations of the two as they take on walking, unaided, to the pub.

These are still runing on Comedy Central UK and big hit for us on youtube. In 2010 I was asked by Touratech to write a one-hour live show for Ewan and Thingy to perfom at their annual ride-out event. Touratech were one of the original Sponsors of Ewan McGreggor and Charley Boorman’s real Long Way Round/Down series.

The year before they had the real Ewan and Thingy hosting this event. Ewan and Thingy appeared on the cover of Motorcycle News although there is barely a motorcyle in sight.

Enjoy Ewan & Thingy’s Epic Journey to the Pub

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Episode 1: Preparations

 

Episode 2: Shoes

 

Episode 3: Indiginous Species

 

Episode 4: Bitten

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Episode 5: Pulling Out

 

Episode 6: Love And Hate It

 

Episode 7: Under Par

 

Episode 8: On The Fence

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Episode 9: A Whiff Of Friends