The BEST episodes of Last Chance to See

Every episode of Last Chance to See ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Last Chance to See!

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.

Last Updated: 4/20/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Amazonian Manatee
110 votes

#1 - Amazonian Manatee

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/6/2009

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.

Directors: Tim Green
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Blue Whale
128 votes

#2 - Blue Whale

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2009

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.

Directors: Tim Green
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133 votes

#3 - Kakapo

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/4/2009

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

Directors: Ben Southwell
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131 votes

#4 - Aye-Aye

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/20/2009

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.

Directors: Tim Green
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Komodo Dragon
71 votes

#5 - Komodo Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2009

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.

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Northern White Rhino
103 votes

#6 - Northern White Rhino

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2009

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.

Directors: Tim Green
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