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Ross Kemp: Extreme World

  • Season 3
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 6: Rio

Summary

Ross investigates the drug epidemic sweeping through Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has the seventh largest economy in the world but despite this new-found wealth it is the largest consumer of crack cocaine anywhere on the planet. Ross witnesses dealers, for whom selling crack is a 24-hour operation and who openly carry weapons in case police mount a raid. In the dens he discovers the human tragedy of the crisis, meeting those trapped in a cycle of addiction, slaves to a drug that destroys jobs, relationships and lives.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In the final stage of his latest poke around the inflamed nether regions of the world, our fearless host visits Rio de Janeiro to investigate the drug epidemic that's sweeping through the city.

Brazil currently has the seventh-largest economy in the world. A rapidly emerging global power, it's on the verge of hosting this year's World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics. Yet despite its burgeoning fortunes, it is now the largest consumer of crack cocaine anywhere on the planet.

Kemp wades into some of Rio's most lawless districts – known locally as 'cracolandias' - where drug abuse is a 24/7 fact of life and dealers openly carry weapons to combat police raids. He also confronts the harrowing realities of crack addiction, as he meets some of those whose lives have been ruined by this devastating drug. 

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  • Episode 6

    Rio

    Summary

    Ross investigates the drug epidemic sweeping through Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has the seventh largest economy in the world but despite this new-found wealth it is the largest consumer of crack cocaine anywhere on the planet. Ross witnesses dealers, for whom selling crack is a 24-hour operation and who openly carry weapons in case police mount a raid. In the dens he discovers the human tragedy of the crisis, meeting those trapped in a cycle of addiction, slaves to a drug that destroys jobs, relationships and lives.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    In the final stage of his latest poke around the inflamed nether regions of the world, our fearless host visits Rio de Janeiro to investigate the drug epidemic that's sweeping through the city.

    Brazil currently has the seventh-largest economy in the world. A rapidly emerging global power, it's on the verge of hosting this year's World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics. Yet despite its burgeoning fortunes, it is now the largest consumer of crack cocaine anywhere on the planet.

    Kemp wades into some of Rio's most lawless districts – known locally as 'cracolandias' - where drug abuse is a 24/7 fact of life and dealers openly carry weapons to combat police raids. He also confronts the harrowing realities of crack addiction, as he meets some of those whose lives have been ruined by this devastating drug. 

    How to watch

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    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterRoss Kemp
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