The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh is not an adventurous man. His idea of an exotic holiday is a European villa break. But Romesh needs some more material for his stand-up career. So this intrepid comic is going to visit some of the world’s most dangerous holiday destinations. You’re welcome, world!

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. Haiti

    In this first episode, Romesh gets an insider’s guide to Haiti to find out if his preconceptions about the Caribbean island are right, or if there is more to the country than the “sensational headlines” he’s seen on the news.

  • 2. Ethiopia

    For years all that most people in Britain have heard about Ethiopia is famine. And drought. And Bob Geldof singing about famine and drought. Now comedian Romesh Ranganathan is heading to East Africa to discover if this reputation is justified. Is Ethiopia really a food-starved dust bowl? Or, will he find a warm welcome and place of unique natural beauty there?

  • 3. Albania

    Comedian Romesh Ranganathan travels to Albania to get an insider’s guide to the country and to find out whether his own preconceptions about the Eastern European outpost are right. From a brief glance at an atlas, Albania has everything – it has beaches on the same coastline as Greece and Croatia, hills to trek in and stunning mountains. But for some reason all the average Brit knows about Albania is the old black and white clips from the communist era. And most of those have been mistaken for clips shot in Moscow.

  • 4. The Arctic

    Comedian and TV presenter Romesh Ranganathan is travelling the furthest he’s ever travelled outside of his cosy comfort zone as he heads to one of the coldest and most hostile environments on earth. In this Christmas Special for BBC Two, Romesh gets an insider’s guide to the Canadian Arctic and finds out if his preconceptions about this remote part of the world are right, or whether there is more to this area than the prospect of freezing to death or being eaten by a polar bear.

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