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Rough Guide: Ultimate Escapes

4 x 45 Minutes

In this four part special, four celebrities are put through their paces as they have to take on a series of extreme challenges set out for them. Comedian Dom Joly tests his stamina and his nerves climbing up and then skiing down some of Nicaragua’s highest volcanoes! Green Wing actor Stephen Mangan heads to the Himalayan enclave of Bhutan on his mountain bike, which is an uphill struggle but he’s rewarded at a Buddhist festival. Olympic Gold Medalist James Cracknell tests his strength and his head for heights in the mountains of Venezuela with a bridge bungee jump and a Paraglide, which are tricky enough but are made even trickier when followed by a downstream river wash with a cowboy. Guest presenter Ashley Hames’s also gets stuck in as he tackles a world first abseil into one of the largest cave systems in South East Asia! All this is coupled with the regular appearances from presenters Toby Amies and Julia Bradbury who are also put through their paces travelling all over the globe searching for the most adventurous trips in the world, looking at places like; Indonesia, Corsica, North America, Zambia and Dubai! 

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Lion Television for FIVE, UK


Toby Amies & Julia Bradbury. Guest Presenters: Dom Joly, Stephen Mangan, James Cracknell And Ashley Hames


martin bisiker & hilary rosen


Series Producer: Martin Bisiker. Executive Producer: Hilary Rosen


series director: Martin bisiker

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