Romesh Ranganathan is experiencing technical difficulties. He’s filming in Mongolia, for the second series of the Misdaventures Of Romesh Ranganathan, and signal at first is patchy at best.
“It’s… fine.” Pregnant pause. “I mean, I’d like to be doing a travel show where I check out five-star hotels, Romesh Does Barbados or something, but it’s good.
“I’m being deliberately facetious. It is great to see these places but they’re tough shoots. My friends don’t see it like that, they think I just get to go away on holiday and make a programme about it, but they can be tough.”
Ranganathan, the unfailingly deadpan comedian who has built a career on cynicism and misanthropy (more on his having kids regrets later), is working on Misadventures, which sees him travel to some of the world’s most unlikely holiday destinations, as one of his many other projects, The Reluctant Landlord, is being broadcast.