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Ross Kemp: Extreme World, Sky 1

Ross Kemp: Extreme World, Sky 1

We know him best as a Mitchell, now Kemp does justice to a hard-hitting doc

Ross Kemp in a 'chop house' where women cut heroin naked so they can't stash the drug about their person
Ross Kemp won a Bafta for his documentary about being on the frontline in Afghanistan, so perhaps I should begin by saying all due respect, and all that, but how much can you ratchet up the hardman image before it threatens to dissolve into self-parody? And with a title like Ross Kemp: Extreme World showing on Sky 1, well, where else could we be heading?
Ross Kemp won a Bafta for his documentary about being on the frontline in Afghanistan, so perhaps I should begin by saying all due respect, and all that, but how much can you ratchet up the hardman image before it threatens to dissolve into self-parody? And with a title like Ross Kemp: Extreme World showing on Sky 1, well, where else could we be heading?
Perhaps human dignity, even if it is a little delusional, really is the last thing we can be stripped of

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