Rob And Romesh Vs. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions
Rob And Romesh Vs

Rob And Romesh Vs

  • TV factual
  • Sky One / Sky Max
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 21 episodes (4 series)

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan meet people from the worlds of sport and entertainment.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Usain Bolt

Rob And Romesh Vs. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Usain Bolt, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions
In the first episode, Rob and Romesh hook up with legend Usain Bolt in his Jamaican homeland. But before they do, Rob takes Romesh on a Lightning-Bolt themed trip around the island. Will their friendship survive the tour?

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Further details

Comedians and long time friends Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan head to Jamaica to meet the greatest athlete of his generation Usain Bolt. But before they meet the great man himself, Rob takes Romesh on his very own tour of the island as they learn all about Usain's life. They train like Olympic sprinters, watch the track and field stars of the future compete at the national stadium and they even learn to dance to the local music. Will their friendship last the trip?

Broadcast details

Friday 25th January 2019
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th January 2019 12:00am Sky2
Saturday 26th January 2019 9:00pm Sky2
Wednesday 30th January 2019 11:10pm Sky1
Thursday 31st January 2019 8:00pm Sky1
Monday 16th September 2019 8:00pm Sky1
Saturday 21st September 2019 9:00pm Sky1
Thursday 21st November 2019 8:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 8:00pm Sky1
Saturday 25th April 2020 1:00am Sky1
Friday 28th August 2020 8:00pm Sky1
Friday 26th February 2021 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 28th February 2021 8:00pm Sky1
Monday 9th August 2021 8:00pm Sky1
Saturday 14th August 2021 12:00am Sky1
Wednesday 1st September 2021 6:00pm Sky Max
Sunday 5th September 2021 5:00pm Sky Max
Friday 25th February 2022 8:00pm Sky Max
Friday 1st July 2022 9:00pm Sky Max

Cast & crew

Rob Beckett Host / Presenter
Romesh Ranganathan Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Usain Bolt Self
Production team
Graham Proud Director
Jack Shillaker Series Producer
Amy Billing Producer
Bill Righton Producer
Barbara Lee Executive Producer
Murray Boland Executive Producer
Danielle Lux Executive Producer
David Taylor Executive Producer
Kate Brooks Line Producer
Paul Bussey Editor
Jennifer Ford Editor
Sam Turner Editor
Dave Wilson Editor
Justin James Editor
Luke Price Editor
Nigel Williams Editor
Toby Wilkinson Director of Photography


Rob Beckett thinks Usain Bolt is lazy

"He has to work for 10 seconds every four years..." Rob Beckett tells Romesh Ranganathan why he thinks Usain Bolt is lazy.

Featuring: Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan.


A new series in which Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett tick off their wishlist of sports and entertainment megastars. Join them on a lightning tour of Jamaica hosted, appropriately, by Usain Bolt. Larks aplenty: 38 minutes of R&R and seven minutes of Bolt to finish.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 25th January 2019

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