The BEST episodes of Idris Elba: King of Speed

Every episode of Idris Elba: King of Speed ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Idris Elba: King of Speed!

Actor Idris Elba charts the origins and history of underground racing and examines how the quest for high speed has affected modern motorsport and the cars of today

Last Updated: 5/8/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Episode 1
23 votes

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/26/2013

Idris Elba travels from his childhood home in east London to 'Motor City' - Detroit - and then on to New Jersey where he delves into the history of the first boy racers and explores how the quest for high speed has shaped professional motorsport and popular culture.

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Episode 2
18 votes

#2 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/27/2013

Idris examines the history of the rallying Mini and gets to grips with the combination of technology and skill involved in driving at a professional level. He also discovers that the underground driving craze of drifting, which began in Japan, has become the fastest growing motorsport in Europe - a passion for skill and handling has changed the way Europeans race. Idris then fulfils a personal ambition as he gets behind the wheel of a full-spec rally car and takes on a genuine Finnish rally course, with help from Ari Vatanen.

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Episode 3
1 votes

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/28/2013

Idris learns the skills of trial biking; driving a full spec rally car on a Finnish rally course with close calls along the way.

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