Race Across The World - New BBC Reality Gameshow

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  1. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    @cwej, did you find anyone to apply with?
     
  2. Kate

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    I was convinced Darron & Alex were going to win purely because of how it was edited to bang on so much about their "story" and Alex's maturing. Oh well! Just glad it wasn't the hipsters, like everyone else :D
     
  3. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    As much as I don't doubt the girls' good intentions at all regarding giving the boys the money to pay for the observation deck, it was delicious that the boys only finished (last) at all because the girls paid for it.
     
  4. cwej

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    I've told Lady B that she is going to (I can't remember if you've met her).
     
  5. cwej

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    Well if they will spend £110 to go CLIMBING(?!?!)
     
  6. Alex

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    OH MY GOD.
    We need to see this!! :D
     
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    Finally watched this.

    I really wish they hadn't done that. It would have been great if they couldn't finish.
     
  8. FetchFugly

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    The boys were having quite the sulk. The production team blatantly pointed them in their direction and made the suggestion.
     
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  9. lolly

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    BBC Two’s hit global travel series, Race Across The World, has been recommissioned for two new bumper-length eight-part series.

    The first series launched in spring this year and was the biggest new factual entertainment title on BBC Two since 2016 with the final episode consolidating at 3.2m viewers.

    In these new series, pairs of travellers will race from the start line in one part of the world to the finish thousands of miles away - without the use of air travel or any of the trappings of modern day life. They must navigate their way through the varied landscapes of countries at ground level, with only the cash equivalent of the airfare to their final destination.

    As in the first series, which saw teams race from London to Singapore, the competing travellers will discover that to reach the finish line quickest and win the cash prize, they need to rely on the kindness of strangers and use every ounce of their travel skills and ingenuity. They’ll have no mobile phones, internet access or credit cards to assist them.

    Tim Harcourt, Creative Director at Studio Lambert, says: “Race Across The World was an epic and ambitious series and we’re thrilled it delighted viewers and captured the imaginations of both young and old. Series two will retain the jaw-dropping landscapes, charm and appeal of series one, but with a new and longer route there are sure to be fresh challenges and surprises our teams will face.”

    Race Across The World was recommissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Michael Jochnowitz. Mark Saben, Stephen Day, Matt Smith and Tim Harcourt are the Executive Producers for Studio Lambert. Lucy Curtis is the Series Producer.

    Series one

    The final episode of Race Across the World was the highest rated episode of a new factual entertainment title on BBC Two, consolidating at 3.2m and it was also the highest performing episode for 16-34s for a new factual series on the channel since 2016 and the highest rating programme for children across all the BBC for that week.

    The consolidated series average was 2.5million/10.4% share and 374,000 16-34s. The demographic with the highest share was children who took a 19.6% share across the series (166,000). The whole series has so far received 4.5m iPlayer requests.
     
  10. cwej

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    WTF? The highest share of the demographic was CHILDREN?? Wasn't it on at like 10pm? Maybe they need to reconsider the scheduling somewhat then...!
     
  11. cwej

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    And also NOT allow the fact the demographic is children to suddenly change the casting and put only 20-somethings on there... Goes to show that young people CAN be interested in other people on TV.
     
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    There was a repeat on either Saturday or Sunday quite early in the evening (that's when I usually caught the show) - would that be included in the consolidated figures since it was within seven days of the original broadcast?
     
  13. cwej

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    I guess it would. I reckon they'll just show it at that time for the next season though.
     

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