Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig start time: Locations, celebrity guests and more

Everything you need to know about Sandi Toksvig's Channel 4 travel series.

Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig

TV presenter and comedian Sandi Toksvig has been on adventure exploring some of the most beautiful and remote hideaways the UK has to offer for her Channel 4 travel series, Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig.


Joined by some of her celebrity pals, the former Great British British Bake Off host has seen it all from Suffolk to The Cotswolds, inspiring everyone to plan staycations.

So, how can you watch it? Which locations does she visit? And which celebrities feature on the show?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Channel 4 series, as Sandi enjoys the last leg of her travels.

What time is Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig on TV?

The last episode will air on Channel 4 on Wednesday 3rd March at 9pm.

The series kicked off on Wednesday, 10th February, with episodes airing weekly.

For those who missed the previous episodes, you can catch up on the entire four-part series on demand via All 4.

Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig location guide

Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig
Channel 4


In the first episode, Sandi explored the amazing sanctuaries of Suffolk, from the Heritage Coast’s Martello Tower to an 11th-century priory gatehouse, and a thatched cottage with its own moat.


Sandi’s next trip saw her exploring all the joys Kent has to offer, from a luxurious windmill hideaway to the Elmley National Nature Reserve.


Sandi ventured on some Scottish escapes, from a lighthouse keeper’s cottage and a luxury shooting lodge to an elliptical-shaped bolthole

The Cotswolds

Alongside her friend and former Bake Off colleague Prue Leith, Sandi will unlock the Cotswolds’ ultimate hidden gems, from a luxury tree house to a minimalist and striking home of glass and Cotswold stone. This is the last episode of the first series.

Which celebrities feature on Extraordinary Escapes?

Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig
Actress Pauline Steadman joined Sandi for the first episode of Extraordinary Escapes
Channel 4

Each episode sees Sandi joined by a different celebrity pal.

Actress Alison Steadman was on board for Sandi’s Suffolk escape. Together, they took in some cloud-watching on the heritage coast before heading to a converted priory deep in the countryside, where Toksvig quizzed The Gavin and Stacey actress on her acting career and hobby of fungi-spotting.

Other guest stars include Spaced co-creator Jessica Hynes, stand-up comedian Sindhu Vee and Bake Off judge Prue Leith.

Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig trailer

After watching the trailer, we wouldn’t mind booking one of these getaways!

What has Sandi said about Extraordinary Escapes?

Speaking of the travel show, the TV presenter said: “When it was suggested that I travel around the UK accompanied by these four brilliant women, I had to double check this was work.

“This year has been a journey of exploration for many of us, and it was a joy to find so many beautiful, quirky and remote bolt-holes around almost every corner.


She added: “And quite honestly, as much as I adore my family, it’s been wonderful just to leave the house.”

Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig airs Wednesdays on Channel 4 at 9pm. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide to see what’s on. Also visit our hub for more Entertainment news.