Motormouth: Dom Joly talks cop cars, squirrel costumes and causing carnage in the Cotswolds

Leon Poultney


You recently teamed up with Jake Humphrey for a road trip, what was all that about?

Shell contacted me and asked whether I'd like to make a film about my favourite English drives and it wasn't because I was being lazy, but one of my favourite drives is around where I live in the Cotswolds. I thought it might be an opportunity to get some cheeky permission to tackle some places that I normally can't. I noticed that there was a guy who called himself a 'Park Ranger' who pootled around the lanes near me trying to stop doggers in his 4x4, so I thought if I combined the celebrity might of Jake Humphrey and I, we could experience these secret paths and it worked!