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"Race Around the World"
« on: August 25, 2018, 09:23:09 AM »
Thanks to freds for the heads up!

New BBC series!

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Race Across The World is an adventure series in a similar vein to CBS The Amazing Race which pits pairs of travellers against each other in a race to reach the Far East without taking a single flight, with no smartphone in sight. Each contestant will only have the cash equivalent of an air fare to their destination to pay for their overland travel. If they run out, theyll need to earn more. Setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, the couples will hit the open road using whatever mode of transport they can from trains to pickup trucks, from ferries to tuk-tuks crossing continents and experiencing travel the way we once used to.

And the race is on to reach the finish line in the fastest time, making best use of their money and strategy to win a cash prize. Each couple has their own personal motivation for taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, immersing themselves in different cultures, forming bonds and friendships across cultural divides and relying on the kindness of strangers in order to stand the best chance of winning the competition. The series, which has received an order for six episodes, is produced by Studio Lambert marking their second commission from the BBC this week after their drama The Nest was greenlit for BBC One. The executive producers are Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Mark Saben.

 https://www.tvwise.co.uk/2018/08/bbc-two-orders-new-romesh-ranganathan-series-the-amazing-race-style-series-race-across-the-world-more/
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 09:41:16 AM »
Is this the closest to TAR UK as we're going to yet?

Actually sounds amazing <33333

Where is the Far East? ???
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 03:11:47 PM »
Actually sounds more like a British version of Peking Express.
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 04:06:57 PM »
Also a little like NBC's "Lost"?

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 11:53:01 PM »
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 12:12:30 AM »
Is this the closest to TAR UK as we're going to yet?

Actually sounds amazing <33333

Where is the Far East? ???
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2018, 12:25:25 AM »
Is this the closest to TAR UK as we're going to yet?

Actually sounds amazing <33333

Where is the Far East? ???

It's a region which compromises China, Russia, Korea, and Japan.
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 04:42:57 AM »
Also a little like NBC's "Lost"?

I thought that too, there was actually a British version of that in the early 2000s also.  Never been able to see the US one though, so if anyone has links...

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 11:46:39 AM »
Also a little like NBC's "Lost"?

I thought that too, there was actually a British version of that in the early 2000s also.  Never been able to see the US one though, so if anyone has links...

Ironically the US version is Lost only the first two drops aired, the third and final one did not due to 9/11, TAR was very lucky to have great ratings, this however is not. The first one teams were dropped in Mongolia, the second in Bolivia. Only the first four drops on the UK one have been found, the final one in Azerbaijan is lost however. We never know where the third drop of the US one went to. So, in total 4/5 of the British one have been found, and none of the US versions have been found.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 04:57:21 PM »
Omg I love Romesh Ranganathan he's so funny. Hopefully this will be a good series.

edit: Realised i misread the article, these are exclusive from each other  :groan: