The BEST Episodes of Last Chance to See

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2021

Network: BBC Two

A follow-up to the 1990 Radio 4 series in which the late Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine travelled around the world in search of endangered species. 20 years later Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine go back to see what has become of the animals in two decades, and to discover what has affected their fortunes.

 Amazonian Manatee

#1 - Amazonian Manatee

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2009

Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine set out to discover how the lugubrious Amazonian manatee, a freshwater mammal, has survived the last two decades, but Stephen breaks his arm deep in the Amazon rainforest.

star 8.62
111 votes
Directors: Tim Green
Blue Whale

#2 - Blue Whale

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 2009

In a dramatic conclusion to the series, the travelers have a close encounter with grey whales and meet the deadly Humboldt squid in a search for the mighty blue whale, the biggest creature that has ever lived.

star 8.32
129 votes
Directors: Tim Green

#3 - Kakapo

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 4, 2009

In New Zealand Stephen and Mark look for the last kakapo, a fat, flightless parrot.

star 7.85
133 votes
Directors: Ben Southwell

#4 - Aye-Aye

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 20, 2009

In Madagascar the travellers encounter the biggest and the smallest lemurs on earth. But they are searching for the aye-aye, a peculiar lemur which, according to local legend, brings death to those who encounter it.

star 7.83
133 votes
Directors: Tim Green
Komodo Dragon

#5 - Komodo Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 27, 2009

This week's program is ostensibly about Komodo dragons, but Stephen and Mark start their travels in Malaysian Borneo - and that's where they experienced their personal highs and lows of the trip.

star 7.63
72 votes
Northern White Rhino

#6 - Northern White Rhino

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 2009

On a journey across Africa towards the war-torn Congo, the travellers encounter chimpanzees, gorillas and elephants, but are there any northern white rhinos still alive in the wild? The news is not good but there is some hope in the remarkable project under way to save the black rhino in Kenya.

star 7.37
104 votes
Directors: Tim Green