Race Across the World

The BEST episodes of Race Across the World

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

In a frenetic race across the world, travellers can choose any route they like - but no flights or smartphones allowed. Which pair will finish first?

Last Updated: 5/20/2022Network: BBC Two
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Episode 7
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7.84
31 votes

#1 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/19/2020

With two teams at the checkpoint – Ilha Grande in Brazil – the remaining teams are engaged in a frantic race to avoid finishing the leg in last place. Dom and Lizzie are on foot running through the jungle, whilst Jo and Sam are paddling furiously in a canoe across the bay. It is a nail-biting ending, and the siblings just manage to edge out their rivals and sign into the book.

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Episode 8
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7.74
34 votes

#2 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/26/2020

The teams embark on the final leg of their journey, heading off on the 4,800 kilometre trek to the finish line in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly city in the world. However, as they prepare to leave the last checkpoint, one of the teams reveals that they have run out of money and will not be completing the challenge. The three remaining pairs rely on different tactics to get ahead, benefiting from risky gambles, lucky opportunities and the kindness of strangers.

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Episode 5
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7.69
32 votes

#3 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2020

The four teams have reached the halfway mark in the 25,000km race to Ushuaia, and with only eight and a half hours between them, the race is on. To reach the next checkpoint - Cafayate in Argentina - teams must choose to travel through either Bolivia or Chile, but an unstable political climate in both countries puts everyone’s journeys at risk. With half the race still to complete, emotions are pushed to breaking point.

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Episode 3
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7.68
31 votes

#4 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2020

Setting off from Panama City, the remaining four teams take to the Caribbean Sea, but there are complications when a state of emergency is declared in the destination of their next checkpoint.

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Episode 1
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7.65
37 votes

#5 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/3/2019

Five pairs of travellers travel from Greenwich to Singapore without getting on a plane or using mobile phones or credit cards. Their first port of call is Delphi.

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Episode 5
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7.61
23 votes

#6 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/31/2019

It is the penultimate leg of BBC Two’s unrivalled travel series, that has taken viewers on a journey through the wilds of Kazakhstan to ancient villages in China. This leg sees the remaining four teams head through the dense forests and bustling metropolises of Cambodia and Vietnam, and the final checkpoint before Singapore – the island paradise of Koh Rong.

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Episode 1
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7.59
34 votes

#7 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/8/2020

Five teams set off from Mexico City – a gargantuan metropolis and the largest Spanish speaking city in the world - in a race to reach the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia in Argentina.

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Episode 2
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7.56
32 votes

#8 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/10/2019

The five teams head to their next checkpoint - Baku in Azerbaijan - a journey that will see them leave behind the familiarity of the West for the exotic and unknown of the East.

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Episode 3
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7.53
30 votes

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/17/2019

The four remaining teams leave Azerbaijan and head across the deserts, mountains and Silk Road cities of Central Asia in the third leg of the challenge. Along the way, they meet a stuntman with a high-octane car, get the chance to watch a grisly 13th-century Kazakh sport played between horse riders and using the carcass of a dead goat, and brave a storm on the Caspian sea.

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Episode 4
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7.47
32 votes

#10 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/2020

As the 25,000-km race to Ushuaia approaches the half-way mark, the four teams compete not just with each other but with the extreme altitudes of Peru.

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Episode 6
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7.46
28 votes

#11 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/7/2019

The teams face the final leg of their journey, travelling 1500 miles down the Malaysian Peninsula to Singapore. However, seven weeks on the road is starting to take its toll. Josh and Felix are reliant on the kindness of strangers, Natalie and Shameema make a desperate gamble, Tony collapses with back pain, and Darron is forced to face his fear of dogs. Last in the series.

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Episode 2
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7.40
30 votes

#12 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/2020

The teams head out of Copan Ruinas in western Honduras to their next checkpoint – Panama City. Having raced hard in the previous leg, leaders Jo and Sam are keen to experience more this time.

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Episode 6
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7.38
29 votes

#13 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/12/2020

With three teams at the checkpoint at Cafayate in Argentina, one team is yet to arrive. Dom and Lizzie are over 24 hours behind their competitors and after a disastrous last leg, they must rely on all their ingenuity to claw their way back into the race.

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Episode 4
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7.23
26 votes

#14 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/24/2019

The global travel series reaches another level this week as the four remaining teams enter the People’s Republic of China. After nearly a month on the road together, relationships are coming under increasing pressure in what is the most challenging leg of the race to date. With vast distances to cover to the checkpoint - the ancient village of Huangyao - budgets are running low and emotions are high.

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Revealed
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7.17
24 votes

#15 - Revealed

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/3/2020

The five teams reunite for the first time to reveal fascinating insights into their different strategies and individual experiences - from their highest highs to their lowest lows.

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