The Real Marigold on Tour

The Real Marigold on Tour

Series 2 - Episode 4



Although Thailand has a low cost of living, language difficulties make it a challenging retirement destination. Rosemary Shrager tries to thank a fish stallholder but apparently says “kneeling down” instead. Hilariously, she also snores her way through several hours of cheap dental treatment.

The quartet get a lot out of traditional activities such as t’ai chi, massage and meditation (although the latter’s tricky, as Sheila Ferguson and Rosemary rarely stop talking) and even get quite spiritual by the end of their stay in Chiang Mai. The highlight for Paul Nicholas and Dennis Taylor is appearing in a ladyboys’ cabaret night. It’s a sight to behold.


Rosemary Shrager, Sheila Ferguson, Paul Nicholas and Dennis Taylor explore Thailand. They try their hands at tai chi and take advantage of the opportunity for retired people to attend free schools. A Buddhist meditation retreat proves more relaxing to some of the group than others, and Rosemary investigates cheap dental work. They conclude their trip by attending a Ladyboys show, with Paul and Dennis joining the performers on stage. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Rosemary Shrager
Contributor Dennis Taylor
Contributor Paul Nicholas
Contributor Sheila Ferguson
Executive Producer David Clews
Executive Producer Nic Patten
Producer Eddie Stafford
Producer Sam Palmer
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