Bill Bailey’s Australian Adventure


4 x 60'

Production company

Perpetual Entertainment

Year of production


Commissioning channels

ABC Australia and Channel 4



For many, the iconic image of life down under is a cluster of familiar cities and busy suburban life. But almost half of the World’s largest island continent is given over to a vast, ancient expanse where nature runs wild, the scenery is dazzling, history teems with incredible stories, and where its proudly independent people live by their own rules, enjoying a lifestyle that is rich in everyday pleasures and the envy of the world: This is Western Australia.

Enter UK national treasure, Bill Bailey, who is setting out to discover what makes Western Australia…so Western Australia! Over four, fun and fascinating episodes, Bill is embarking on a 21,000km trek along this vast coastline and inland, seeking to quench his own insatiable thirst for exploration and knowledge by meeting the people, experiencing its renowned lifestyle, discovering its natural wonders and uncovering the secrets of this amazing and undiscovered world.

EP 1: Esperance to Albany
Bill starts with a bang, kicking off his journey near the pink lakes of Esperance and heading to the picturesque city of Albany. Along the way, he explores iconic landmarks such as the Cape Le Grand National Park and Wave Rock.

EP 2: the Margaret river to Perth
Bill indulges in the finer things in life as we travel to the famous Margaret River wine region and the vibrant city of Perth. He discovers the secrets of some of the best wines in the world. Bill also explores Perth's buzzing food scene - visiting the Fremantle markets and trying out some of the city's most delicious restaurants.

Ep 3: Geraldton to Broome
Bill journey's up the wild cost of Western Australia from Geraldton to Broome. He discovers the incredible natural beauty of the region including the Pinnacles Desert, the Shark Bay World Heritage area and the Ningaloo Reef.

EP 4: the kimberley and Kununurra
In the final episode, Bill explores the rugged and remote Kimberley region. He visits iconic landmarks such as the Bungle Bungle Range and the Horizontal falls, to discover the unique flora and fauna that call this region home.

“Bill Bailey’s Australian Adventure is subtly, rewardingly different to standard celebrity travelogues. As a travel presenter, he is more about place than people. Give him a tree, a statue or an old photograph to riff off and he is happy to use it as the basis for a lyrical musing.”
Jack Seale, The Guardian

Overnight Ratings - , the launch of four-parter Bill Bailey’s Australian Adventure on Channel 4 entertained 1.3m (10%) - well above the slot average of 810,000 (5.5%)

Consolidated Ratings - 28 day consolidated ratings averaged at 1.55m (15% above slot) and 8.3% share (21% above slot).

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