Ross Kemp: Extreme World returns for another fascinating and exciting third season, once again gaining extraordinary and unparalleled access to the places and people caught up in some of the most important global issues of our time. In this brand new series, BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, Ross Kemp, covers some of the most hard-hitting stories yet.
In this season, Ross travels to Mumbai and Calcutta where he investigates India's shameful secret; a sex-trafficking industry where hundreds-of-thousands of girls and young women go missing every year, forced into a life of prostitution in India's major cities.
In Rio de Janeiro, a city trying to clean up its image ahead of the football World Cup and the next Olympic Games, Ross gains access into the secretive underworld of Rio's favelas to make a film about the world's worst crack-cocaine epidemic that is currently sweeping through Brazil.
In Papua New Guinea, Ross is held at gunpoint, but instead of submitting to his hijackers he manages to turn the situation around and interview his potential captors in an extraordinary exchange which reveals why this ex-British colony is now one of the most violent country's on the planet.
Ross delves into the hundreds of miles of storm drains which criss-cross beneath the streets of Las Vegas to report on an invisible subterranean world of homelessness, poverty, prostitution and crime in America’s 24/7 party city.
In Northern Ireland, it’s been fifteen years since the signing of the Good Friday peace agreement. Ross discovers emotions still run high during one of the most violent summers on Belfast’s streets.
And finally, in Lebanon, Ross reveals how a fragile peace is being affected by the war in Syria – Sunnis and Shiites have taken to Lebanon’s streets to fight one another, pushing the region to the brink of another violent civil war.
Ross Kemp: Extreme World premieres on Wednesday (5 November) at 10:45pm (SIN/HK) on BBC Knowledge.