Banged Up Abroad

Cert 16

Saturday 15 April 13:00

John McCain

03:37

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Saturday 15 April at 13:00

    Colombia Ambush (Season5)

  2. Saturday 15 April at 14:00

    Prisoner Of Love (Season6)

  3. Saturday 15 April at 15:00

    Saudi Bootlegger (Season6)

Synopsis

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your final destination: a long, lonely stretch in a dark and dangerous prison, far from home. Banged Up Abroad takes you inside accounts of capture, incarceration and terror far away from home with intimate personal interviews and dramatic re-enactments. You'll hear more first-hand accounts not only from those who were locked up, but also from those who were directly part of the story. Whether it is the undercover agent compiling the evidence against the suspect, or the person making the drug-dealing offers, you relive the stories from every angle.

Clips

Episodes

  • Mexican Prison Escape

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    Mexican Prison Escape: After months of torturous tunnelling, two surfers caught up in cannabis smuggling, escaped their Mexican jail. Could they make it back to the US? (S9, ep 1)

  • Raving Arizona

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    LAWLESS WEEKEND: Raving Arizona: English stockbroker Shaun Attwood's decision to quit his job and deal ecstasy riled the mafia in Arizona and landed him in the infamous Maricopa County jail. (S9, ep 2)

  • Snakes On A Plane

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    Snakes On A Plane: As investigators closed in, big-time reptile smuggler Tom Crutchfield fled to Belize. But he soon found himself in a jungle prison renowned for its brutality. (S9, ep 3)

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  • Vietnam Pows: McCain & Brace

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    Vietnam Pows: McCain & Brace: The remarkable story of Vietnam POWs Ernie Brace and John McCain and the friendship they formed though the cell walls of Hanoi Hilton prison. (S9, ep 5)

  • Vegas Mobster

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    Vegas Mobster: Chicago Outfit enforcer Frank Cullotta speaks out about the notorious deeds of boss Tony Spilotro, his life in the mob and the burglary that led to his capture. (S9, ep 6)

  • Buried Alive

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    Buried Alive: Former American contractor Roy Hallums describes the terrifying 311 days he spent held hostage in Iraq, as well as his dramatic rescue by the US Army's Delta Force. (S9, ep 7)

  • Fast, Furious And Busted

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    Fast, Furious And Busted: Desperate to support his family, Rick Cedar begins stealing radios. But, when one crime leads to another, he finds his life and freedom on the line. (S9, ep 8)

  • Hunting Mr. Nice

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    LAWLESS WEEKEND: Hunting Mr. Nice: A gripping look at how schoolteacher Howard Marks became one of the world's biggest cannabis traffickers and how, eventually, his vast empire began to unravel. (S9, ep 9)

  • The Real Argo

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    The Real Argo: The story behind Oscar-winning movie Argo. Former CIA agent Antonio Mendez discusses his audacious mission to rescue six diplomats from Tehran, Iran in 1979. (S9, ep 10)