Ross Kemp: Extreme World Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Season 4

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Britain's Deprived Coast

    Ross stays close to home for the final film, investigating how British seaside towns have been affected by the boom in cheap foreign holidays. Once celebrated, coastal resorts are now in the grip of once unimaginable levels of social decline. Many have become unemployment black spots, while former hotels and guest houses are being used to home the country's most vulnerable residents. Ross visits the worst affected areas to investigate the realities behind their tragic decline, and to find out what can be done to revive their fortunes

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Aussie Bikers

    The actor rides along with some of Australia's notorious motorcycle clubs. Major players in the country's drug trade, the battle for control has led to bombings, multiple murders and more than a thousand shootings - leading 26 clubs to be classified as criminal organisations in 2013. Although the bikers traditionally operate a no-media rule, Ross and his team negotiate access into their secretive world

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Memphis

    Ross travels to Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most racially segregated cities in the US, to find out why such a divide still exists in today's society. He speaks to gang members, former convicts, community leaders and government officials in his search for answers

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Calais

    Ross travels to Calais, where there are thought to be more than 3,000 migrants living in squalor, all with the same goal - to reach the shores of the UK and claim asylum from the politically corrupt and, in some cases, violent countries from which they have fled. Some fail to make the 21-mile trip across the English Channel, some die or suffer injuries, and others are arrested. But as Ross learns, most come back another day to try their luck again

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Honduras

    Ross Kemp visits the Central American republic of Honduras, where he makes his way to the city of San Pedro Sula. With a rate of 169 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants last year - an average of more than three people each day - Sula has the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous city on the planet outside of a war zone. Ross discovers how armed drug gangs have taken over many parts of the country, forcing thousands to flee north on a freight train that transports migrants through Guatemala and across Mexico into the United States. But it's an arduous journey and not for the faint-hearted. Even if passengers avoid falling off the roof of the train to their deaths, they face being robbed by bandits, raped, murdered or kidnapped and sold into slavery

  • Season 4 Episode 2: South Africa

    Ross Kemp heads to South Africa, 20 years after apartheid was lifted, only to discover that a new set of problems exist, such as a widening gap between rich and poor. However, as he enters the deprived township of Diepsloot on the outskirts of Johannesburg, he discovers an even bigger crisis. Rape has reached epidemic proportions in the country, with statistics showing one in two women born in South Africa will be attacked in their lifetime. Meeting victims and perpetrators, he asks how attitudes to women can change, and what the government can do to curb this abhorrent crime

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Ukraine

    Documentary in which the actor explores crime and hardship around the world. He begins with a visit to Ukraine to investigate the rise of the far right in the country's war with pro-Russia separatists

Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Season 3

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Rio

    Ross investigates the drug epidemic sweeping through Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has the seventh largest economy in the world but despite this new-found wealth it is the largest consumer of crack cocaine anywhere on the planet. Ross witnesses dealers, for whom selling crack is a 24-hour operation and who openly carry weapons in case police mount a raid. In the dens he discovers the human tragedy of the crisis, meeting those trapped in a cycle of addiction, slaves to a drug that destroys jobs, relationships and lives

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Las Vegas

    Ross Kemp ventures behind the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, a non-stop party town where last year 40 million visitors spent £15billion, discovering that the strip is far from fun for some, not helped by the recession of 2008, which plunged many people into unemployment and bankruptcy. Ross meets some of the homeless who live in the city's storm drains, hears stories of drug and gambling addiction and talks to police officers, gang members and criminals who reveal how Las Vegas is a city where extreme wealth and poverty sit side by side

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Lebanon

    Ross visits the Middle East, where Lebanon is on the brink of civil war. In Tripoli, Sunni Muslims are fighting Shia Muslim Alawites in a battle that mirrors the war in neighbouring Syria. Their frontline is a mile-long street, the buildings on each side riddled with bullet holes and RPG explosions. Ross visits both sides of the conflict, spending time with the fighters and those caught in the crossfire

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Northern Ireland

    Ross travels to Northern Ireland to find that, more than 15 years after the Good Friday peace agreement, the country is still deeply divided. Setting out to discover what makes people on both sides reluctant to let go of the past, he meets taxi drivers who offer tours of the sites of the Troubles, sees the towering 'peace walls' that keep the different communities apart and witnesses a peak in the violence during the July marching season. He also accompanies police officers to see how they try to keep the peace as the bottles and bricks rain down on the first of four nights of protest

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Papua New Guinea

    Ross Kemp and his team visit Papua New Guinea, one of the most diverse yet chaotic nations on Earth. Beginning his journey in the capital, Port Moresby, where gangs control the streets and armed robberies, car-jackings and rape are commonplace, the actor soon realises that life is dictated by tribal custom. But when he travels into the highlands along one of the world's most dangerous roads, where an estimated 400 people are murdered every year, Ross finds himself held at gunpoint by hijackers

  • Season 3 Episode 1: India

    The actor and his documentary team expose stories of crime and hardship around the world, beginning with sex trafficking in India. Ross visits the notorious red-light district of Mumbai, where secretly filmed footage reveals not only the scale of the industry but how young some of the girls trapped in it are. He also travels across country to West Bengal, meeting families whose daughters have been taken from them, and comes face to face with a sex trafficker who confesses to many shocking acts that leave the presenter and his team stunned

Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Season 2

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Africa

    The actor finds out about witchcraft across much of Africa, sparking senseless murders as those believed to practise magic are hunted down, tortured and killed by vigilante groups playing judge, jury and executioner. In the month before Kemp arrived on the continent, 20 suspects were slaughtered, demonstrating how deeply these beliefs have penetrated society

  • Season 2 Episode 5: New Orleans

    The actor heads to New Orleans, where he discovers a homelessness epidemic with 50,000 houses still derelict some years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2005. He also speaks to two police officers about the breakdown in relations between the NOPD and the local population in a city with the highest murder rate in America, explores allegations of violence and corruption made against law enforcement, and meets a woman whose 13-year-old son has been charged with armed robbery

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Marseille

    The former EastEnders tough guy continues his travels to expose the hardships caused by criminal activities across the globe. Heading to France, he investigates the real-life French Connection as he exposes the reality of the drug dealing business in the city of Marseille

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Glasgow

    The actor explores Glasgow, a bustling metropolis that boasts a thriving tourist industry and a winning bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which also thought to have a homeless population of more than 10,000. In addition to learning about the supported accommodation scheme, he visits a private charity-run hostel - and asks if there is a danger that vulnerable people are cared for too much, to the point they take no responsibility for themselves at all

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Venezuela

    The actor visits Caracas, Venezuela, to find out how the world's most oil-rich nation has also become one of its most violent. Ross visits a police station on the edge of the capital's most notorious slums, spending time with cops who are out-manned and out-gunned in a city where 50 to 60 police officers are killed a year

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Karachi

    Award-winning series reporting from some of the most dangerous places on Earth, observing conflicts first-hand. The actor and his team find themselves caught in the crossfire as they witness the battle for Karachi in Pakistan

Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Season 1

  • Season 1 Episode 5: UK

    The actor ends his journey by looking at problems closer to home, exposing the 21st-century slave trade taking place in the UK. Ross meets people from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia who were led to the West on empty promises of a better life, but find themselves working in cannabis factories or as unpaid prostitutes. He also visits a Romanian prison to confront the unrepentant traders behind people-trafficking

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Haiti

    The actor reveals the reality of life in Haiti following the devastating earthquake of January 2010, where reportedly a fraction of the money promised to help rebuild the Caribbean island has actually arrived. He joins teams collecting the victims of a cholera epidemic that has so far killed 4,000 people, and meets gangsters who terrorise the tent cities inhabited by the majority of the population

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Mexico

    The actor heads to the Mexican city of Juarez, where people are killed on a daily basis in a battle for control of drug-smuggling routes to America. Ross accompanies ambulance crews who have the thankless task of picking up dead and injured victims of the conflict, and rides with police as they try to investigate some of the 3,000 murders that occurred in the city in 2010. He then meets a former high-ranking cartel member, who explains the inner workings of the organisations, and the extent to which their influence reaches

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Congo

    The actor travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to examine the decade-long war between the Congolese and Hutu militia, a conflict that has thus far taken more than six million lives. Visiting a refugee camp, he meets a 14-year-old rape victim who now faces the prospect of bringing up a child fathered by the man who murdered her family, and ventures to one of Africa's most notorious prisons

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Chicago

    The actor travels to some of the most dangerous places on Earth, uncovering under-reported stories of crime and hardship. His journey begins in Chicago, where he provides an access-all-areas insight into the city's drug epidemic, meeting dealers on the streets and witnessing the lengths to which people will go to get a fix, before spending time with an outreach worker and the police

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