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The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
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Romesh Ranganathan visits countries that are rarely visited by tourists. His first destination is Haiti, where he visits a voodoo ceremony

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s idea of a good holiday is lying on a beach.

‘My capacity to do absolutely nothing is breath-taking,’ he says.

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan kicks off with the comedian in Haiti

So his series, visiting countries most tourists avoid – Albania, Ethiopia and, in tonight’s opener, Haiti – came as a bit of a jolt.

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh is clearly concerned about what's in store..

On the island ravaged by an earthquake in 2010, Romesh immerses himself in the culture and brings his wry commentary on proceedings, but is visibly terrified when he attends a voodoo ceremony involving chickens and drums…

TV Times rating *****