The BEST episodes of Ross Kemp: Extreme World

Every episode of Ross Kemp: Extreme World ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ross Kemp: Extreme World!

Ross Kemp travels to Mexico, Congo, Chicago, Haiti and even the UK. In each episode, Ross confronts criminals responsible for drug dealing, human trafficking, murder and rape. He also sees the human cost of these crimes and meets those who risk their lives in the pursuit of justice.

Last Updated: 3/28/2023Network:Sky1
Papua New Guinea
60 votes

#1 - Papua New Guinea

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/28/2014

In a startling instalment, Ross Kemp visits one of the most diverse yet chaotic nations on Earth. Contains violence and distressing scenes.

70 votes

#2 - Colombia

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/2016

The actor investigates how Colombia's drug trade undermined the war-torn country's attempts to forge a peace accord after decades of civil war

Las Vegas
57 votes

#3 - Las Vegas

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/18/2014

Ross travels to the entertainment capital of the world where he discovers how life in Las Vegas is far from fun for many. Contains scenes of drug use.

Rio de Janeiro
25 votes

#4 - Rio de Janeiro

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/25/2014

In the final stage of his latest poke around the inflamed nether regions of the world, our fearless host visits Rio de Janeiro to investigate the drug epidemic that's sweeping through the city. Brazil currently has the seventh-largest economy in the world. A rapidly emerging global power, it's on the verge of hosting this year's World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics. Yet despite its burgeoning fortunes, it is now the largest consumer of crack cocaine anywhere on the planet. Kemp wades into some of Rio's most lawless districts – known locally as 'cracolandias' - where drug abuse is a 24/7 fact of life and dealers openly carry weapons to combat police raids. He also confronts the harrowing realities of crack addiction, as he meets some of those whose lives have been ruined by this devastating drug.

75 votes

#5 - Marseille

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2012

Ross visits Marseille, and takes a detour into one of the city's most dangerous and secure estates...

57 votes

#6 - UK

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/21/2011

Ross Kemp's last investigation hits close to home as he exposes the 21st-century slave trade. Entering the world of human trafficking, Ross need look no further than the UK.

54 votes

#7 - Venezuela

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/10/2012

Ross makes his way to Caracas, Venezuela to learn how the world's most oil-rich nation has become one of its most violent.

Kenya and Tanzania
17 votes

#8 - Kenya and Tanzania

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/8/2012

Ross is in the African countries of Kenya and Tanzania, where a belief in witchcraft is deadly and deeply entrenched.

77 votes

#9 - Glasgow

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/2012

Ross is in Glasgow, where he learns that for some extreme poverty is a way of everyday life.

129 votes

#10 - Juarez

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/2011

Shocks are in store as Ross Kemp travels to the Mexican city of Juarez. Reduced to a warzone, competing cartels fight for ownership of the drug smuggling routes to the US.

Republic of Congo
185 votes

#11 - Republic of Congo

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/28/2011

Join Ross Kemp as he travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to take an unapologetically unflinching look at the decade-long war between the Congolese and Hutu militia.

38 votes

#12 - Mozambique

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/21/2016

Ross investigates the violent and corrupt world of elephant poaching in Mozambique. If the slaughter continues at its current rate, the animal will be extinct in the country within five years, so he goes undercover to expose the traders who will sell ivory for export to the Far East. He discovers how weak the official response to the crisis has been and also reveals how China's growing prosperity increases demand

42 votes

#13 - Naples

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/29/2017

Ross gains unprecedented access to the world of the Camorra crime syndicate as he investigates a street war that has claimed more than 4,000 lives in Naples

Aussie Bikers
65 votes

#14 - Aussie Bikers

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/26/2015

Ross finds out more about Australia's notorious motorcycle clubs as he gains access to a secretive world the legal system is determined to put an end to them FOREVER

36 votes

#15 - Madagascar

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/6/2017

Ross heads deep into Madagascar's bandit lands as he investigates how organised and murderous cattle rustling gangs have villagers living in fear.

New Orleans
81 votes

#16 - New Orleans

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/1/2012

Ross attempts to find out why, seven years on from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is the city that never been able to heal.

36 votes

#17 - Syria

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/2016

The actor heads to Syria, where he experiences the Kurdish peoples' fight against ISIS when he is pinned down by sniper fire on the frontline. As he travels across Kurdish-held territory to investigate the fight against the jihadists first hand, Ross meets Kurdish men and women fighters, as well as victims of ISIS occupation, and witnesses the new Kurdish state of Rojava come into being

89 votes

#18 - Karachi

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/3/2012

Ross and the team find themselves being caught in cross-fire as they report on the battle for Karachi in Pakistan.

29 votes

#19 - Honduras

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/5/2015

Honduras. Ruled by drug gangs, thousands of residents have tried to flee on a train known as 'The Beast'.

44 votes

#20 - USA/Mexico

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/2016

On the USA-Mexico border, Ross discovers the harsh realities for the men and women attempting to make a new life in America and learns how their journey is becoming increasingly deadly, meeting the traffickers exploiting the migrants and the border patrols determined to stop them. The actor examines what drives people to make this dangerous crossing, the practicalities of preventing them and the role the migrants play in America's economy

22 votes

#21 - Calais

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/12/2015

Ross is in Calais, where thousands of migrants are living in squalor waiting to risk their lives to reach to make their way to Britain and claim asylum.

238 votes

#22 - Chicago

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/21/2011

The actor travels to some of the most dangerous places on Earth, uncovering under-reported stories of crime and hardship. His journey begins in Chicago, where he provides an access-all-areas insight into the city's drug epidemic, meeting dealers on the streets and witnessing the lengths to which people will go to get a fix, before spending time with an outreach worker and the police.

Beirut, Lebanon
56 votes

#23 - Beirut, Lebanon

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/11/2014

Ross visits the Middle East where Lebanon is on the brink of civil war as the conflict in neighbouring Syria intensifies.

South Africa
29 votes

#24 - South Africa

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/29/2015

It’s 20 years since apartheid officially ended in South Africa, but for too many of its citizens, life is still a harsh fight against poverty and other urban ills. Ross Kemp is in the Diepsloot township in Johannesburg, where rape has reached epidemic levels, and where some 45 per cent of reported rapes are against children. Where there’s no electricity for lighting at night, narrow alleys and ready access to drink, drugs and guns, women and children will always be vulnerable, but the stories Kemp hears – from victims, perpetrators, township vigilantes and those trying to help – make for distressing viewing, and leave him reeling, despite his worthy attempt to give everyone a fair hearing. And why do so few rapes end in prosecution? A permanent solution appears to be a long way off.

27 votes

#25 - Libya

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/13/2017

Ross travels to North Africa as he investigates the arduous journeys taken by those desperate to leave Libya for Europe.

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