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Long Way Down

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled wi...

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2007 - 2007)
Schedule: Saturdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Adventure Travel
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes

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Previous Episode

Botswana to Cape Town

Episode 1x10; Dec 29, 2007

Series finale. As their exciting adventure comes to an end, the team is overjoyed when they reach their final destination, Cape Town.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x10: Botswana to Cape TownDec 29, 2007
1x09: Malawi to BotswanaDec 22, 2007
1x08: Kigali to MalawiDec 15, 2007
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