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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

A Bellyful Of Coke

Episode 14x10; Nov 3, 2021

A troubled young father goes on the run to Spain to avoid a small prison sentence. He starts working for a crime gang in the Costa Del Sol and is enamored by the gangster lifestyle. He feels untouchable and agrees to smuggle and swallow a kilo of coc

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
14x10: A Bellyful Of CokeNov 3, 2021
14x09: 50 Ton Pot RunOct 27, 2021
14x08: Declassified: Mole in the MobOct 20, 2021
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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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