BBC TWO COMMISSIONS ROMESH’S REALLY ROUGH GUIDE FROM RUMPUS MEDIA

BBC TWO COMMISSIONS ROMESH’S REALLY ROUGH GUIDE FROM RUMPUS MEDIA

BBC Two have commissioned Romesh’s Really Rough Guide (working title), a three episode mini-series from Rumpus Media.

Romesh’s idea of a nice trip away is two weeks in the Algarve. In this series, he’s travelling way beyond his comfort zone and the world of a complimentary breakfast buffet as he ventures to some of the most beautiful but dangerous places on earth.

Hosted by locals and fully immersed in the local culture, he’s going to be given an eye opening – and at times heart stopping – insider’s guide to countries that are big on natural beauty, character and charm. Largely unspoiled by hordes of tourists because of their bad reputations, Romesh will discover why they’re perceived to be amongst the most dangerous on Earth and therefore not generally on your average holiday wish list.

Holidaying where other (some may say wiser) people fear to venture, he will forego home comforts to really explore the heart of these areas, challenging both his own and our preconceptions about them, ultimately exploring whether they are as dangerous as we are led to believe or in fact well worth visiting.

Romesh said: ‘I got fed up with people telling me that doing travel shows was essentially a paid holiday, so I decided to tackle that by doing one where I could actually die.’

Emily Hudd, Rumpus Media’s Joint Managing Director said: ‘We’re so excited to be working with Romesh again on this new series for BBC Two, as he gives us his uniquely funny take on some of the most beautiful yet dangerous places on the planet. Are they as terrifying as we think, or could you actually have a lovely holiday there? Luckily for us, Romesh is going on ahead to find out.’

David Brindley, Head of Popular Factual at BBC said: ‘I’m delighted to be working with Romesh. The prospect of him acting as our guide to places many would fear to tread was too enticing to resist. I wish him an action-packed, but safe trip!’

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