In 2005 the UK comedians Griff Rhys JonesDara Ó Briain, and Rory McGrath embarked on a recreation of Jerome K. Jerome's novel Three Men in a Boat for what was to become a regular yearly BBC TV series.

Its sixth series has just aired in UK and shows the trio of Rory McGrath, Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O Briain travelling up the Dalmatian coast to Venice. They've been entered into a Gondola Race on the Grand Canal in front of thousands of tourists. They start in the recently independent country of Montenegro, where they catch a lift on a military motor yacht that used to be used by Marshal Tito, the leader of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. On to the island of Vis, one of the most un-spoilt islands on the coast. Because of its military importance it was closed to tourists until 1989. The three men have been entered into a cricket match with the local side against the MCC. The Munich Cricket Club.