After their two previous nautical outings Griff Rhys-Jones, Dara O Briain and Rory McGrath returned opn screen for a third and must have had all of Cornwall watching let alone the rest of the country.

The lads were travelling the south coast of Cornwall by boat, calling in at Fowey, Falmouth and the Isles of Scilly, but also visiting a number of towns and villages.

At Fowey there was time for a visit to the famous Sawmills recording studio where there was chance to strum the guitar and make music.

Next up came a visit Redruth, the boyhood home of Rory McGrath McGrath whose face increasingly resembled a lichen-covered beetroot. He was seen strolling down the street where he was born and brought up, pointing out the window of his bedroom and meeting up with a neighbour who remembered him as a child. Sadly the occupants of his old home were out.

Rory did not leave the area without a trip down a tin mine during which he explained the importance of tin to Cornwall in the 18th and 19th centuries.

A visit to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, and the firing of the noon-day cannon had two of the travellers lighting the gunpowder and no doubt giving a huge boost to Cornwall for the coming tourist season.

The intrepid trio with their boyish behaviour and middle-aged banter was almost like Top Gear at sea. Seeing them setting off from Plymouth in a vessel which they bought on Ebay for £250 and was never going to get them out of the harbour set the scene.

En route they managed to crash into one harbour, charm their way on board a round the world racing yacht, do their bit for lobster repopulation, lend their voices to an amateur production of Pirates of Penzance and land on the top of the Bishop Rock lighthouse by helicopter.

The first leg to Fowey saw them in a luxurious cruiser before another vessel was “high jacked” to take them to Falmouth.

Rough weather then saw the travellers in a fast superyacht more tuned to round the world sailing but rounding The Lizard was not to be and they returned to Falmouth only to find themselves hitching a lift on giant Trinity House work-horse to Penzance where they went on stage in the Pirates of Penzance.

Having previously recreated the famous journey of Victorian author Jerome K Jerome, in Three men in a boat, this programme was aptly called Three men in more than one boat.