The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

The BEST episodes of The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Comedian and TV presenter Romesh Ranganathan travels way beyond his comfort zone and the world of complimentary breakfast buffets to some of the most beautiful, but dangerous, places on earth.

Last Updated: 5/21/2022Network: BBC Two
27 votes

#1 - Zimbabwe

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/28/2019

Romesh travels around Zimbabwe, gets caught in biblical lightning storms, re-enacts the film Titanic on a Lake Kariba houseboat and tries the home-brewed beer he made in a bathtub in Bulawayo.

27 votes

#2 - Ethiopia

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/8/2018

For years all that most people in Britain have heard about Ethiopia is famine. And drought. And Bob Geldof singing about famine and drought. Now comedian Romesh Ranganathan is heading to East Africa to discover if this reputation is justified. Is Ethiopia really a food-starved dust bowl? Or will Romesh find a warm welcome and place of unique natural beauty there?

25 votes

#3 - Colombia

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/18/2019

Romesh Ranganathan spends a week exploring Colombia with a local radio host and journalist, discovering how much of the country's reputation for violence is justified. He investigates a new trend for narcotourism, where visitors seek out places associated with drug lord Pablo Escobar, and finds out how Colombians feel about foreigners' fascination with their nation's most infamous criminal. He also visits a Jesus statue shop, learns to make coffee the traditional way, and discovers a game involving explosions.

29 votes

#4 - Albania

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/15/2018

Romesh Ranganathan travels to Albania to get an insider's guide to the country and to find out whether his own preconceptions about the Eastern European outpost are right. From a brief glance at an atlas, Albania has everything - beaches on the same coastline as Greece and Croatia, hills to trek in and stunning mountains. But for some reason all the average Brit knows about Albania is the old black and white clips from the communist era - and most of those have been mistaken for clips shot in Moscow.

32 votes

#5 - Haiti

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/1/2018

In this first episode, Romesh gets an insider's guide to Haiti to find out if his preconceptions about the Caribbean island are right, or if there is more to the country than the 'sensational headlines' he has seen on the news. Everything Romesh has ever heard about Haiti has been negative. They had dictator who terrorised the island, a 2010 earthquake that crippled the country and then a devastating hurricane. That is all before President Trump called it something unmentionable. But are all the bad news reports fair? Does Haiti deserve its reputation? Haiti is in the middle of the Caribbean, surrounded by Cuba and Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. It should be paradise - why doesn't anyone go there?

Sierra Leone
20 votes

#6 - Sierra Leone

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/13/2022

Romesh visits Sierra Leone, a country with a dark past but great hopes for the future. With musician Gwyn Jay Allen as a guide, he explores its national parks and meets locals living truly off-grid.

20 votes

#7 - Mongolia

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/4/2019

Romesh Ranganathan travels to Mongolia – a country which he has almost no prior knowledge of, save for the fact that it is famously in the middle of nowhere.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
25 votes

#8 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/11/2019

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rom meets the Bosnian who claims to have discovered the world’s largest pyramid and stays overnight in a 'war hostel'.

16 votes

#9 - Romania

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/20/2022

Romesh heads off on a journey to Romania. With the help of activist and media expert Angi Serban, he explores the many amazing things that are overlooked in this vast slice of eastern Europe.