Ross Kemp: Extreme World

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Ross Kemp: Extreme World
Presented by Ross Kemp
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 17
Production
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Mongoose Productions
Distributor Endemol UK
Broadcast
Original channel Sky1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run 21 February 2011 (2011-02-21) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon
Followed by Ross Kemp: Back on the Frontline
External links
Website

Ross Kemp: Extreme World is a documentary series shown on Sky1. The show is hosted by actor Ross Kemp, best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in the show EastEnders.

On the show, Kemp travels around the world talking to people involved in illicit trades, locals who have been affected by violence and hardship, and the authorities who are attempting to combat the problems. In each episode he attempts to establish contacts within the groups in order to get close to the ringleaders.

Background[edit]

This series focuses upon five different countries. It begins in Chicago, in the American state of Illinois with an investigation into the illegal heroin trade, where Kemp interviews drug dealers and gets a close-up perspective of the addicts. The second episode in Democratic Republic of the Congo looked at child labour and prisons. In Mexico, the focus was on the infamous drug trade and gang culture. The fourth episode in Haiti considers how far the country has moved on from the tragic earthquake in 2010, but Kemp also finds a more sinister side of gun culture. The final episode was produced in Kemp's native London.

Series 1[edit]

Episode 1 – Chicago

Episode 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Episode 3 – Mexico

Episode 4 – Haiti

Episode 5 – London

Series 2[edit]

Episode 1 – Karachi

Episode 2 – Venezuela

Episode 3 – Glasgow

Episode 4 – Marseille

Episode 5 – New Orleans

Episode 6 – Kenya and Tanzania

Series 3[edit]

Episode 1 – India

Episode 2 – Papua New Guinea

Episode 3 – Northern Ireland

Episode 4 – Lebanon

Episode 5 - Las Vegas

Episode 6 - Rio de Janeiro

External links[edit]