Ross Kemp: Extreme World

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Ross Kemp: Extreme World
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Title card (2015—2017)
Genre Documentary
Starring Ross Kemp
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)
  • English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 31 (as of 21 February 2017) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ross Kemp
  • Clive Tulloh
  • Celia Taylor
Producer(s)
  • Tom Watson
  • David Herman
Location(s)
  • United Kingdom
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Mongoose Productions
Distributor Endemol UK
Release
Original network Sky 1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i) HDTV)
Original release 21 February 2011 (2011-02-21) – 2017
Chronology
Preceded by Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon
Followed by Ross Kemp's Britain
Website www.sky.com/tv/show/ross-kemp

Ross Kemp: Extreme World is a BAFTA award-winning British documentary series that has been broadcast on Sky 1 since 21 February 2011. Hosted by actor Ross Kemp, the series follows Kemp and a film crew around the world as they explore various forms of hardship, including homelessness, illicit trade, drug addiction, violence and poverty. Often, he speaks to the authorities who are attempting to combat the problems, and tries to establish contact with ringleaders to get to the source of the issue. A total of five series have been shown to date with a six and final series begin airing from 8 July 2017.

Production and development[edit]

On 8 December 2015 it was confirmed via Kemp's official Twitter account that Extreme World would return for a fifth series, with filming beginning in the summer of 2015. Filming continued through to December, before taking a three-week break over the Christmas period. Filming restarted in January 2016.[1] Filming once again broke in April 2016, due to Kemp filming scenes for his brief return to EastEnders. Filming on the series finished in May 2016.[2] A sixth series has since been confirmed for broadcast in 2017, beginning with a special feature-length episode, "Libya's Migrant Hell", on 21 February 2017.[3] However, the sixth series of Extreme World will be the last, with Sky1 having axed the series on 9 February 2017 to "make way for drama and comedy", as part of the channel's shift away from "commissioning factual entertainment."[4]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 5 21 February 2011 (2011-02-21) 21 March 2011 (2011-03-21)
2 6 3 September 2012 (2012-09-03) 8 October 2012 (2012-10-08)
3 6 21 January 2014 (2014-01-21) 25 February 2014 (2014-02-25)
4 7 22 January 2015 (2015-01-22) 5 March 2015 (2015-03-05)
5 6 14 July 2016 (2016-07-14) 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05)
6 6 21 February 2017 (2017-02-21) 2017 (2017)

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Ross Kemp returns to helm another documentary series for Sky 1, this time Ross Kemp: Extreme World. The series sees Kemp travel to places like Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo to learn more about how terrorists and criminals are ruining many lives.

Series 2 (2012)[edit]

Ross Kemp returns to helm another documentary series for Sky 1, this time Ross Kemp: Extreme World. The series sees Kemp travel to places like Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo to learn more about how terrorists and criminals are ruining many lives.

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

Ross Kemp: Extreme World Series 3 Ross Kemp Extreme World returns for another fascinating and exciting third season, gaining extraordinary and unparalleled access to the places and people caught up in some of the most important global issues of our time. The most recent run saw Kemp examine the conflicts in Northern Ireland, poverty and corruption in Las Vegas the crack epidemic in Rio de Janeiro and India's huge sex-trafficking industry

Series 4 (2015)[edit]

The fourth series of BAFTA-winning documentary maker Ross Kemp and his Extreme World team are back, gaining unparalleled access to the people and places caught up in some of the most important global issues of our time. You can’t say that Ross Kemp likes an easy life: the former EastEnders star has carved himself out a niche as a reporter willing to embed himself in some of the world’s most trouble-scarred spots. For his latest series, he’ll be meeting criminal biker gangs in Australia, Iraqi and Syrian immigrants in Calais, and exploring South Africa’s appalling rape epidemic.

Series 5 (2016)[edit]

The fifth series of Ross Kemp: Extreme World, BAFTA-winning documentary maker Ross Kemp and his Extreme World team return to reveal the human stories behind the world's toughest issues. In this new series, Ross continues to gain unparalleled access to the people and places caught up in the most important concerns of our time, heading to Colombia, Kurdistan, Mozambique, Mongolia and the US/Mexico border to investigate some of each country's most pressing problems.

Series 6 (2017)[edit]

The sixth and final series of Extreme Worlds started airing on 21 February 2017 on Sky One, it will be the final series as Sky One want to move onto more comedy and drama programs for the future. The sixth series will be made up of 6x60 minute episodes one being a special.

The trailer for the sixth and final series was released on 3 July 2017[5] The final series will begin airing on Sunday 8 July 2017 on Sky 1.

DVD release[edit]

The first two seasons of Ross Kemp Extreme Worlds have been released on to DVD, Only the second series was released onto DVD in both regions. It's unknown weather all six series will be put onto a box set once the final series finishes airing.

Title # of disc(s) Year # of episodes DVD release
Region 1 Region 2
Series 1 1 2011 5 Not Released 28 March 2011
Series 2 3 2012 6 19 November 2012 19 November 2012
Series 3 N/A N/A N/A Not Released Not Released
Series 4 N/A N/A N/A Not Released Not Released
Series 5 N/A N/A N/A Not Released Not Released
Series 6 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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