Following the huge success of his Misadventures series, Romesh Ranganathan is turning his skills to solving crime in a brand new 3×60’ series, The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
Romesh will aim his razor-sharp wit at a new genre – true crime – and get to the bottom of some of the most mysterious, high-profile deaths that shocked a generation.
He will be diving headlong into the lives and deaths of some of the biggest names of the past 50 years, including Jimi Hendrix and Tupac Shakur, finding out not just how they came to pass away at such a young age but learning about their extraordinary achievements, their enduring legaciesand why their deaths continue to fascinate us.
With the aid of a new assistant in each episode, from criminal psychologists to private detectives. Romesh will leave no stone unturned, meeting friends, colleagues, key witnesses and pathologists in his attempt to unravel the riddle.
Romesh says: “We wanted a spin-off for Misadventures, and after we discussed Misinterpretations, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings we finally settled on Misinvestigations. It’s been really interesting to look into these high-profile deaths and I am very excited for people to see the show, unless of course people don’t like it in which case I will release a statement explaining how I never really believed in the project.”
Part investigation, part biography, The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan (3×60’) is made by Rumpus Media for BBC Two and iPlayer and was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director, Factual, Arts and Classical Music Television and Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Executive Producers are Emily Hudd and Morgan Roberts. The Commissioning Editor is Max Gogarty.