Smeg I miss Michael Palin. There currently seems to be a flurry of travelogues on Sunday evenings: first we get to watch Simon Reeve exploring Russia, which I find quite interesting but which Lyn says is ‘Russia bashing’. However, we then get to watch something I find very strange indeed: The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan seems unable to make it’s mind up to the extent that I find it rather irritating. Ranganathan is followed by a camera crew, as a presenter ordinarily would be; but, at one and the same time, he seems to pretend that he is a naive ingenue separate from the camera crew, while still doing voice-overs. He addresses the camera crew as if he is just some ordinary guy who just happens to have a camera team following him about, and in the next shot we hear him deliver a professional voiceover. The result, I must say, is rather patronising: it feels like Ranganathan is trying to con us. The program is clearly fully planned out with thee presenter at the centre of the team, but it’s as if we’re expected to believe everything on-screen is unplanned and unscripted. Ranganathan is clearly desperate to be presented as a naive wisecracking everyman separate and removed from the camera team he is working with. It is the fact that that is clearly a fiction, and that Ranganathan is a travel show presenter just like any other which I find very odd, and rather condescending.