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Race Across the World

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Directed byRob Fisher
External links
Race Across the World
Studio Lambert
FacebookRaceAcrossTheWorld
GenreReality competition travel
Narrated byJohn Hannah
No. of episodes15
No. of series2
Original language(s)English
Production
DistributorAll3Media
Editor(s)Stephen Day
Executive producer(s)Mark Saben Tim Harcourt Stephen Lambert
Producer(s)Brent Gundesen Zoe Hines Georgina Kiedrowski Eddie Lewis Alex Reynolds
Production company(s)Studio Lambert
Running time60 minutes
Release
Audio formatStereo
Original networkBBC Two
Original release3 March 2019 ( 2019-03-03 ) - present
Picture format16:9
Theme music composerMichael Burns

EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity Race Across World is the latest international format to have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Production has been postponed on the BBC One series, which was set to start filming next month. The show is produced by All3Media-back Undercover Boss producer Studio Lambert. The Six-part global travel format is a Celebrity spin-off of Studio Lamberts Race Across World. The original show returned for its second Season on BBC Two earlier this month as production had already finished before the virus hit. Celebrity Race Across World follows four celebrities who race with family members or friends around the globe without the use of planes or any trappings of modern-day life. They are stripped of all mod-cons, including smartphones, internet or credit cards, and have to rely on their own skills in order to succeed. The only thing they do have is the cash equivalent of one-way airfare to their final destination. Related Story 'Gentleman Jack': Lookout Point begins Shooting Season 2 Of BBC / HBO Drama series was ordered last October by David Brindley, BBC former Head Of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, who left the broadcaster to run ITV-back production company Twofour, and BBC director of content, Charlotte Moore. The postponement, telegraphed by Deadline last week, is not a surprise given it is the most high-profile British television project that involves the cast moving around the world hit by COVID-19. There are now over 100 000 worldwide cases of the virus with over 4 000 confirmed deaths. Deadline revealed last week that British broadcasters, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 had put together a list of at-risk shows and were making decisions on whether to go ahead with projects. Celebrity Race Across World involves contestants travelling across a number of different countries, and given that official advice in relation to specific countries is continually changing in line with the spread of COVID-19, Studio Lambert has decided to delay production on this series in consultation with and supported by the BBC. We will continue to review all productions on a case by case basis following latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organisation and Public Health England, BBC spokeswoman told Deadline.

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Format

The Programme follows pairs of competitors racing around the world to be first to reach their final destination. In first series, race starts in London and finishes in Singapore. Competitors cannot fly but were each given a money belt containing an amount of money equivalent to a one-way plane ticket to their final destination, which they can use to travel by land or by sea. Money pays for all the cost of travel, including food and accommodation, but they may work to earn money along the way. Competitors may not have any mobile electronic devices or credit cards at the start of the race, but were given World map, GPS device to track their progress and for safety, as well as finding checkpoints, and travel guide with local job adverts, in addition to money. In every episode, teams were given checkpoint they had to reach. One team may be eliminated if they come last at the pre-determine checkpoint. At each checkpoint, racers were given a 36-hour break. First team to reach final destination wins cash prize of £20 000.

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Production

Y ou are drop in the middle of Mexico City, ready to race 25 000km across Latin America. You are not allowed to use plane and your phone-full of navigational apps-has been confiscate. With limited cash, you use the cheapest and most uncomfortable forms of transport imaginable. Not only are you unfamiliar with race destination-Ushuaia, at the bottom of Argentina-but also you are relying on directions from members of the public, who speak language-or languages-you do This is a scenario in which contestants find themselves at the start of the second series of Race Across World. The first series of the BBC Two show-sleeper hit Bury on weekend schedules-challenge teams to race between London and Singapore, mixing leisurely escapism with anxiety-inducing endurance. We can expect further emotional peaks and troughs in the second outing. If you think contestants must have find experience exhausting, consider the crew. Each team of two was accompanied for the entire race by two members of the production crew, who stay at each hostel and travel alongside them on every mode of transport. We do 28-hour bus, then had hour in bus station, then go straight on to 21-hour bus, say Charlotte Jacobs, assistant producer. Three weeks into it, 12-hour bus journey seems quite short. Its amazing how much you can do on no sleep. For crew, overnight journeys also mean alarms blaring out several hours into their sleep, to remind them to change and recharge their camera batteries so that they can film the next day's action. Crew were not allowed to interfere with or influence teams ' routes either-even if they were making mistake, which they often do. One team did not realise that they had also crossed the time zone and nearly missed a vital connection. In the first episode, two contestants take the wrong bus when leaving Mayan ruins at Palenque in Chiapas state, southern Mexico, and almost end up on a six-hour detour. The production team stressed that safety was a priority-local fixer and security adviser follow each team, but keep enough distance to make the trip feel authentic. However, filming in Latin America poses a unique set of challenges. Venezuela was out of bounds before the race even begin, due to the political and economic crisis in the country. Guatemala, Chile and Ecuador all declared states of emergency whilst the race was in progress. Teams still visit countries, but were rerouted to avoid certain parts of each. Riots in Bolivia, following the contentious presidential election, resulted in all teams being forced to leave the country by certain date. Cameras were stolen from crew members, while two contestants lost pouches containing a significant amount of their budget. These crises also had knock-on effects on various checkpoints that each team had to pass. Five out of seven checkpoints had to be relocate-checkpoints that were long arranged and located at suitable hotels, to give everyone the opportunity to recharge.

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Series overview

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesPremiereFinaleStartEndWinnersAverage UK viewers (millions)
163 March 20197 April 2019London, United KingdomSingaporeElaine Tony2.59
298 March 202026 April 2020Mexico City , MexicoUshuaia , ArgentinaEmon Jamiul3.76

The second series begins airing on 8 March 2020 with five teams setting off from Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City in the Race to the most southerly City in the World, Ushuaia in Argentina, covering a distance of 25 000 km in 2 months, passing through 7 checkpoints in Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Chile. Each racer was given £1 453 for the whole trip, roughly £26 per day. Filming starts in September 2019. In this series, no-fly rule was abandoned due to civil unrest in Ecuador, which made land travel through the country unsafe-all teams were fly from Colombia to Peru to continue the Race. The 5 teams of racers were Dom & Lizzie, Jo & Sam, Jen & Rob, Shuntelle & Michael, and Emon and Jamiul. No one was eliminated this series but two teams decided to quit; Shuntelle & Michael left after losing half their money in leg 2 of the Race, while Jo & Sam withdrew after they had run out of money in leg 7. The winners were Emon and Jamiul who beat Jen & Rob to the final checkpoint by seconds. The number of episodes increased from six to nine this series; eight episodes on Race followed by a reunion special.

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Reception

According to Broadcast Now, Race Across World execs had to re-route contestants several times to avoid hairy border crossings during filming for the second series. Creative director Tim says conflicts in countries such as Ecuador-where series of protests and riots against austerity took place last year-cause some checkpoints to be relocate. No one was hurt or met their fate at butt of rifle, he explain. Speaking on a panel at the screening of the BBC2 show last month, commissioning editor Michael Jochnowitz said health and safety was paramount and that he would have pulled the plug on the show if contestants had been in danger.

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International broadcast

The programme airs in Australia, airing on Nine Network from December 2019. In Hong Kong, Race Across World airs on RTHK TV 31: first series, aka Race To Singapore, airs from 6 April 2020, while the second series, which airs from 5 October, 2020, within Lets Explore hour With sub-title translated as Race To South America. Danish TV 2 produced the first International adaptation named Frst til verdens ende in Autumn 2019 with a route between Odense and Singapore. The Series begins airing on 31 March 2020.

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