Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience

The BEST episodes of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience

Every episode of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience!

Following comedian Rhod Gilbert as he tries out different jobs across Wales.

Last Updated: 12/3/2022Network:BBC One
35 votes

#1 - Tattooist

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/21/2011

Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert gets a proper job as a tattooist's apprentice. But this could be the most painful job of all as he's told if he's to give a tattoo he has to have a tattoo.

Writer: Rhod Gilbert
Coach Tour Guide
13 votes

#2 - Coach Tour Guide

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/26/2013

Rhod takes a coach load of Welsh pensioners on a guided tour of Antwerp and Bruges. He finds his stand-up routine is redundant in the face interesting facts about Belgium, but how much more badly can things go?

Primary School Teacher
8 votes

#3 - Primary School Teacher

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/7/2012

Rhod goes back to school as he joins the staff of Monnow Primary School near Newport. As he gets to grips with his new job of primary school teacher, will Mr Gilbert impress his pupils and pass with distinction, or will he be sent to the bottom of the class?

Writer: Rhod Gilbert
Wedding Planner
17 votes

#4 - Wedding Planner

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2013

In this episode Rhod takes on the mantle of wedding planner for a young couple who want him to organise a Hollywood-themed event. But what will the bride-to-be make of Rhod's chaotic contributions to cake design, music selection, ice sculpture and celebrity recruitment?

39 votes

#5 - Soldier

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/2010

Rhod takes part in one of the British Army's toughest training exercises in the Brecon Beacons. Will Rhod lose his sense of humour as he joins a crack task force in the deepest Welsh winter, or will it be a case of Who Dares Grins?

Writer: Rhod Gilbert
6 votes

#6 - Policeman

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/4/2012

Rhod draws his latest round of work placements to a close by becoming a policeman with South Wales Police, spending time with traffic officers and taking part in a drugs raid. However, he soon realises that there is a big difference between life on stage and life on the beat.

6 votes

#7 - Hotelier

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2014

Stand-up comic Rhod Gilbert is facing the challenge of another proper job as he takes over the running of a hotel in Tenby. Rhod has stayed in many hotels on tour, but cleaning, cooking breakfast and dealing with complaints is not what he'd registered for in this hotel.

6 votes

#8 - Florist

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/31/2017

When Rhod turns up at a florist in Porthcawl, he's fully aware of his limited knowledge of all things botanical. However, when the proprietor reveals he's going to represent their family business in the heats for the Chelsea Flower Show, the challenge is beyond anything he expected. Cutting his teeth during the crazy Valentines rush, Rhod has days to master this creative skill. Will he bloom as a fully fledged florist or wilt under pressure?

6 votes

#9 - Navy

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/12/2018

Rhod is thrown in at the deep ends as he joins the rigorous Royal Navy training scheme - which isn't good news for a man who struggles with seasickness. He is also given a chance to take the helm of one of Her Majesty's warships - only to take this crash-course in marine navigation all too literally. Last in the series.

Bin Man
41 votes

#10 - Bin Man

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/19/2010

Wales's leading stand up comedian tries out refuse collecting on the streets of Barry. Can he learn the tricks of the bin man's trade, or will he just be rubbish?

Writer: Rhod Gilbert
5 votes

#11 - Vet

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/2014

Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert is back doing a real job and facing the life and death challenge of being a vet. From artificial insemination of pigs to constipated dogs, Rhod is getting to grips on the frontline of animal care, it's a dirty job and someone has to do it.

12 votes

#12 - Miner

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/8/2016

Rhod's hands are silky soft. He's better suited to typing and stroking dogs than operating heavy machinery or sweating it out with intense physical labour. So how will he get on at the UK's largest open cast mine in Merthyr Tydfil, where he'll be tested on everything from driving a 25-tonne truck to handling explosives. Moving onto Europe's deepest mine, Rhod has to learn to work nine kilometres under the North Sea with a foreman who has no time for his whingeing.

Scout Leader
10 votes

#13 - Scout Leader

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/12/2013

Rhod takes 200 Swansea scouts to a wilderness survival camp. Will he be able to lead a group of 12-year-olds safely through a forest and bite his tongue when his tent is attacked early in the morning?

Festival Chef
6 votes

#14 - Festival Chef

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/29/2018

Rhod Gilbert is not known for his culinary abilities, in fact most of his meals are prepared in the microwave. So how will he cope when he launches his very own fusion food at a busy festival, where he must learn how to mass cater from the confines of a small tent? Will his innovative cuisine blow the minds of the food connoisseurs, or will he just poison them?

Zoo Keeper
11 votes

#15 - Zoo Keeper

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/14/2012

This week Rhod takes on the mantle of zoo keeper at Welsh Mountain Zoo, North Wales. Looking after tigers, sea lions and freaky monkeys, Rhod faces up to the realities of exotic animal care.

Cabin Crew
6 votes

#16 - Cabin Crew

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/5/2018

In this edition, Rhod joins an airline cabin crew, but from service with a smile to dealing with inflight emergencies, Rhod demonstrates that he is far from a natural at the role. How will the long-haul passengers cope with his elbow-crunching trolley driving and miserable approach to customer service?

Male Model
14 votes

#17 - Male Model

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/3/2013

Rhod investigates opportunities to become a male model. But after failing to impress Julien MacDonald, he ventures into parts of the fashion industry that he never knew existed. He faces the challenge of becoming an artist's model, meets the UK's top hand model, and signs up with an agency which sells 'character models' rather than good looks.

RAF Fighter Pilot
4 votes

#18 - RAF Fighter Pilot

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2014

Rhod Gilbert tries his hand at some proper jobs. In this edition he trains to become a pilot with the RAF with an eye to co-piloting on an exercise.

Estate Agent
9 votes

#19 - Estate Agent

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/10/2017

In the first episode of the new series of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience, Rhod takes to the streets of Cwmbran to learn the business of selling houses. Gavin, Rhod's mentor, believes happy people sell, so how will the grumpy comedian cope in a high-octane sales environment? Can Rhod's unique approach make him employee of the month, or will he have the home buyers running

7 votes

#20 - Journalist

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/16/2016

Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert is attempting another proper job in this new series - this time training as a BBC news reporter. From running round the streets like a headless chicken in search of a headline story, to learning what it's like to report from a war zone, Rhod must keep calm, remain impartial and land the scoop if he's to get a job with BBC Wales Today.

10 votes

#21 - Butler

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/14/2011

Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert tries his hand at a proper job and he's butler to a Lord for a day. Can he really keep his temper and tug his forelock as he has to look after the gentry at an exclusive dinner party?

Writer: Rhod Gilbert
Drag Artist
8 votes

#22 - Drag Artist

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/28/2012

This week Rhod dons make-up and a dress to become a drag artist. Coached by one of the country's leading performers, he faces the daunting challenge of appearing on stage as a woman in front of a packed audience.

8 votes

#23 - Fisherman

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/2014

Comedian Rhod Gilbert is back doing proper jobs and the series starts with him taking on one of the most dangerous jobs in Britain. As a deep sea fisherman he faces fish that must be disembowelled, sea sickness, a very irritated skipper and he has to get up early. In the battle of the seas - flatfish versus stand-up - there can be only one winner.

11 votes

#24 - Farmer

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/7/2011

Wales's leading stand up comedian finally gets a proper job and goes from a comedy routine to working on a farm. Can he really clean up in the cowshed or will the excrement hit the fan?

Writer: Rhod Gilbert
39 votes

#25 - Mother

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/26/2010

Stand up comic Rhod Gilbert tries out some proper jobs. This time he attempts to be a mother. He's put in charge of seven kids for a day when he takes over the running of a very large South Wales family. They may be smaller than his usual audience, but they are a lot tougher.

Writer: Rhod Gilbert

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