Twenty years after Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine traveled the world in search of some of the most endangered animals, Stephen Fry joins Mark to retrace their journeys.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1   Unknown  
2010   2009  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels through the US regions by London cab.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Tom Allman, Susan Austin
Galapagos 3D (TV Series 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos. It will take viewers on a voyage to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon De Glanville, Anthony Geffen
Around the World in 80 Days II (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

Stars: Michael Palin, Basil Pao, Chris Collins
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Louis travels to Phoenix, Arizona - the capital of dementia care.

Director: Dan Child
Stars: Louis Theroux
The Pyramid Code (TV Series 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Pyramid Code is a documentary series of 5 episodes that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues ... See full summary »

Stars: Sally Jennings, Abd'el Hakim Awyan, John Anthony West
Fry's Planet Word (TV Series 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Presenter (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark Carwardine ...
 Himself - Presenter (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Edit

Storyline

Twenty years after Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine traveled the world in search of some of the most endangered animals, Stephen Fry joins Mark to retrace their journeys.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A világ, ahogy most látod utoljára  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As a joke for April Fool's Day 2009, the BBC website carried purported footage of Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine discovering the mythical "shark-whale". See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.20 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful homage to Douglas Adams's book with same title
12 October 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Many years back I read Douglas Adams's book "Last Chance to See", in which he so colorfully tells the story of how he and his friend, biologist Mark Cawardine, traveled the world in an effort to see the seven most endangered species of animals in the wild before it was too late. Now, twenty years later, this documentary revisits the same places. Douglas Adams isn't alive anymore, but Stephen Fry is possibly the best man to take his place, providing the series with his witty comments, while Mark Cawardine provides the cold hard facts.

Notably the series has six episodes, presumably because one of the seven animals Douglas Adams wrote about in his book did indeed go extinct since then.

Despite the sometimes sad story that unfolds, the humor with which it is told makes it a delightful watch. Douglas Adams wrote a hilarious passage about the Kakapo bird in his book. If you've read it and want to finally see that strange bird on the screen, this is your chance! As in the book, the bird makes quite a comedic appearance in the documentary. Highly recommended! 9/10


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page