The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganthan

Comedian and highly reluctant globetrotter Romesh Ranganthan abandons the five-star vacation treatment and travels beyond his comfort zone to some of the world’s most unlikely holiday destinations in this quirky BAFTA award-winning travel documentary. His latest adventure sees him on an epic African adventure, visiting Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar. During his travels, he tries banana gin, encounters incredible wildlife and visits a village shaman.

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Season 4

Episode 1: Uganda
Romesh samples village life and banana gin, while being awed by Uganda’s natural beauty.

Romesh Ranganathan explores Uganda to find out whether it should be added to the vacation bucket list. He learns how Uganda got its name, before sampling traditional rural village life by getting blind drunk on banana gin. Romesh is awed by Uganda’s natural beauty but is unable to ignore an ugly truth. Will the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community change his opinion about the nation?

Episode 2: Rwanda
Romesh encounters iconic wildlife and learns the cultural significance of milk in Rwanda.

Romesh Ranganthan heads into Rwanda, a country he feels has been defined by the 1994 genocide. He learns the cultural significance of sharing milk and is put to work maintaining the pristine streets of the capital, Kigali. He encounters incredible wildlife, including giraffes, impala and lions. At the National Genocide Memorial Museum, he learns more about what happened in 1994.

Episode 3: Madagascar
Romesh enjoys breath-taking views, visits a shaman and looks for lemurs in Madagascar.

In the final part of his African odyssey, Romesh Ranganthan travels to the fourth largest island in the world: Madagascar. He discovers that local taxi drivers have an intoxicating way of economizing on fuel, admires breathtaking views from an impressive hilltop palace and visits a village shaman. But he also learns that the diverse flora and fauna face an unprecedented threat from climate change.

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