The BEST Episodes of Last Chance to See

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019

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.

Blue Whale

#1 - Blue Whale

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.43
12 votes
Directors: Tim Green
 Amazonian Manatee

#2 - Amazonian Manatee

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.34
24 votes
Directors: Tim Green

#3 - Kakapo

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 8.28
15 votes
Directors: Ben Southwell
Komodo Dragon

#4 - Komodo Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 8.15
13 votes

#5 - Aye-Aye

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.01
17 votes
Directors: Tim Green
Northern White Rhino

#6 - Northern White Rhino

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.74
16 votes
Directors: Tim Green