Road Raja

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Road Raja
Presented by Javed Jaffrey
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) TWI[disambiguation needed]
Running time 60mins (inc. comms)
Broadcast
Original channel Sky One
Picture format 16:9
Original run 2004 (2004) – 2004 (2004)

Road Raja was a reality show broadcast on Sky One in 2004. Set in Mumbai, the series followed six celebrities as they completed a number of driving tasks in and around the city, culminating in the Road Raja Grand Prix - a mad dash around the city.

The Celebrities[edit]

Note: Keith Allen left during the third episode due to a family emergency and therefore did not complete the rest of the series or compete in the Grand Prix.

Presenter[edit]

The series was hosted by comedian, actor, dancer and Bollywood film star Javed Jaffrey.

Music[edit]

The theme tune was composed and performed by Keith Allen. The show also features various examples of Indian music, in conjunction with its setting.

The Race[edit]

In the final episode the celebs competed in the Road Raja Grand Prix - where they had to complete a tour of Mumbai over 5 stages. At the end of each stage was an iconic landmark and the celebs had to have their picture taken by a member of the public to prove they had reached the destination.

The final order of the race was:

  • 1st - Caprice Bourret
  • 2nd - Tania Strecker
  • 3rd - Dennis Waterman
  • 4th - Russell Amerasekera

Note: Julie Goodyear did not finish the race because of a crash - she did not suffer any injuries and was not driving the car at the time - her navigator was. A common theme throughout the series was Julie's ability to get others - usually locals - to drive her vehicles for her. After the race she was also disqualified.

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