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Banged Up Abroad

Banged Up Abroad is a British documentary/docudrama television series that was produced for Channel Five and that premiered in March 2006. It is broadcast under the title "Locked Up Abroad" in the United States and other parts of the world on the National Geographic Channel. It features stories of people who have been arrested while travelling abroad, usually for trying to smuggle illegal drugs out of a particular country and have received lengthy prison sentences as a result. Among the stories to have been told is that of British woman Sandra Gregory, who spent several years in the Klong Prem Central Prison after being convicted of trying to smuggle heroin out of Thailand. A second series was broadcast in 2007 with a third series during August and September 2008, and a fourth in October 2008.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom National Geographic Channel (2007 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Created by: Bart Layton

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Previous Episode

Miami Mobster Take Down

Episode 13x10; Mar 4, 2020

When Miami mobster Tony Galeota opens a club in Panama City, the competition frames him for drug dealing and human trafficking. Locked up in one of the world's worst prisons, Tony has to prove his innocence and attempt an audacious escape. 

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
13x10: Miami Mobster Take DownMar 4, 2020
13x09: Peruvian Prison BreakFeb 26, 2020
13x08: Colombian Double CrossFeb 19, 2020
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Locked Up Abroad (United States United States)
  • Voyage au bout de l'enfer (France France)
  • Horror Trips (Germany Germany)
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