BBC Two has assigned Rumpus Media to produce new seasons of the award-winning shows “The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan” and “The Misinvestigations Of Romesh Ranganathan.” The popular travelogue series, “Misadventures,” will return with three episodes, each lasting 60 minutes, featuring Romesh embarking on a remarkable journey across central Africa, exploring Uganda, Rwanda, and Madagascar. In the past, the show has taken viewers to lesser-known tourist spots in off-the-beaten-path countries like Haiti, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe, with two special Christmas episodes set in the Arctic and the Sahara.
Moreover, Rumpus Media will create two more episodes of “The Misinvestigations Of Romesh Ranganathan,” a genre-blending true-crime spin-off. This series delves into the lives and legacies of iconic pop stars while examining controversies surrounding their deaths. The upcoming episodes will focus on the life and death of hip-hop star Tupac Shakur and the murder of Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of punk icon Sid Vicious.
Romesh Ranganathan says: “Misadventures and Misinvestigations are both shows I’m incredibly proud of and it’s a delight to be able to do them again. I think they’re really good but if you disagree don’t tell me”.
Morgan Roberts, Head of Factual Entertainment at Rumpus Media, said: “Rumpus is delighted to be working on a new series of these epic Misadventures. Romesh isn’t just incredibly talented and clever – he is known as one of the nicest people to work within the industry – a reputation we intend to test to its absolute limit. And possibly beyond”.
Max Gogarty, BBC Commissioning Editor, said: “We’re so excited to have Romesh back on BBC Two and iPlayer with the BAFTA-winning Misadventures, where this new series will see him travel on one continuous journey through three countries in Africa. And coming back with a full series of Misinvestigations too; both shows will explore important subjects, but in Rom’s inimitable and unique style’”
“The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan” (3×60’) and “The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan” (3×60’) are Rumpus Media productions for BBC Two. The shows were commissioned by Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment, and Events. Max Gogarty serves as the Commissioning Editor.
In addition to his TV work, Romesh Ranganathan hosts “For the Love of Hip Hop” on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds every Friday night/Saturday morning, where he shares his love, knowledge, and passion for hip-hop.