Tonight British comedian Griff Rhys Jones is on a journey of great cities of the world, starting in New York, tonight at 9pm on ITV.
Also starting tonight, British comedian Paul Merton will be travelling through India in a new series, tonight at 9pm on Five.
This Sunday British comedian Stephen Fry will be travelling through the USA on BBC 1 at 9pm.
Michael Palin started something with his humorous accounts as he travelled around the world. Still a welcome change from the reality TV competitions of celebrities and wannabes.
Why they have to all come at the same time on terrestrial TV though is the issue. Better find a tape for the largely unused VCR.