Banged Up Abroad
WHEN TO WATCH
Wednesday 8 March at 02:00
Bogota Belly Bust (Season10)+
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Mexican Prison Escape+
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: 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+
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)
Vietnam Pows: McCain & Brace+
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: 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: 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+
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+
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+
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)
Not Without My Baby+
Not Without My Baby: The story of Susan Haglof, who after adopting an Egyptian baby found herself facing years in an Egyptian prison.
My Dad The Smuggler+
My Dad The Smuggler: After his father is jailed in China for smuggling cannabis, Scott Campbell risks all, continuing with his dad's unfinished mission in order to pay for his lawyer.
I Am Not A Terrorist+
I Am Not A Terrorist: Believed to be a terrorist, Duane Wollum was stopped in Nicaragua by armed guards. But rather than a bomb, he was found carrying a huge pack of cocaine.
Hasidic King Of Coke+
Hasidic King Of Coke: Samuel Leibowitz grew up in a Jewish community in London, but left for Brazil to make a fortune in the drugs trade, a decision that almost cost him his life.
Chilean Prison Break+
Chilean Prison Break: The gripping story of Tom Hanway who fled a Chilean jail with a fellow prisoner, taking a dangerous and fatal escape route across the desert.
The Orchid Hunters+
The Orchid Hunters: The shocking story of two British backpackers who were ambushed and held to ransom by a guerilla group while crossing the notoriously dangerous Darien Gap.
Nightmare In Somalia+
Nightmare In Somalia: The terrifying story of photojournalist Nigel Brennan and reporter Amanda Lindhout who were held hostage for 15 months by a criminal gang in Somalia.
Busted In Bangkok+
Busted In Bangkok: Thrown into a notorious Bangkok prison for attempting to smuggle heroin, Angela Carnegie has an epiphany while nursing a fellow inmate with a drug addiction.
Escape From The Gulag+
Escape From The Gulag: Caught trying to smuggle heroin, Jerry Amster found himself facing a lengthy spell in one of Russia's toughest labour camps.
Cocaine Mule Mum+
Cocaine Mule Mum: Struggling to pay her mortgage, newly single mum-of-three Ruthie Lambert agreed to smuggle cocaine. But the much-needed cash came at a terrible price.
Dangerous Liaisons: British nurse Stephen Comiskey found himself facing execution in Saudi Arabia, after a string of affairs alerted authorities to his sexuality.
Son Of Saddam+
Son Of Saddam: The shocking story of Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia who witnessed terrible atrocities after he was forced to become Saddam Hussein's son's body double.
From Hollywood To Hell+
From Hollywood To Hell: The shocking story of actor Erik Aude, who was tricked into smuggling opium. Arrested in Pakistan, many believed he wouldn't survive his seven-year sentence.
Caribbean Nightmare: After being forced at gunpoint to smuggle drugs, Brits David and Jayne Bladen faced a violent 20 months banged up in Guadeloupe. David emerged crippled.
The Real Goodfella+
The Real Goodfella: A dramatic look at how 'Goodfella' mobster Henry Hill lost it all by dealing dope, and winding up as a mafia snitch with a large price on his head.
Saudi Bootlegger: Gordon Malloch from Scotland got 480 lashes and four years in a Saudi Arabian prison when he started a lucrative sideline bootlegging whisky.
Prisoner Of Love+
Prisoner Of Love: The dramatic tale of how Briton David Scott and his Filipino girlfriend Cynthia faced seven years in prison in the Philippines just for falling in love.
Heroin Sting: A man offered Brigene Young a free trip to Mauritius providing she wore a special pair of shoes. Caught with a kilo of heroin in her heels, she faced 7 years in prison.
Daredevil Drug Runner+
Daredevil Drug Runner: When his rent doubled, martial arts teacher Chris Chance made a choice that landed him in a grim and violent prison in Malaga - he turned to smuggling hashish.
Drug Dealer Revenge+
Drug Dealer Revenge: Dealers threatened to attack Robert Pringle's family if he didn't smuggle cocaine out of Peru. With no choice he tried, and got seven years in a violent prison.
Teenage Drug Smuggler+
Teenage Drug Smuggler: Desperate for a gastric bypass, Vivian Carrasquillo agreed to smuggle drugs for cash. But meagre meals in a tropical jail played no part in her weight-loss plan.
Backstabbed In Thailand+
Backstabbed In Thailand: Kim Hood thought she was helping a mate buy nail supplies in Thailand. But it turned out she would be smuggling heroin... and she had no choice but to do it.
Bangkok Underworld: Caught smuggling 10.5kg of heroin, Tim Schrader was sentenced to life in a notorious Thai prison where he became depressed, hooked on drugs and infected with HIV.
Saddam's Iraq: Captured by the Iraqi secret police, Tom Lynch and John White were plunged into a world of torture and execution, where they believed every moment would be their last.
Deal With The Devil+
Deal With The Devil: When fun-loving hippie Michael Morey agreed to smuggle four kilos of cocaine from Ecuador to Madrid, his life changed in ways he never could have imagined.
Tokyo Justice: Caught smuggling hashish through a Japanese airport, American Jackie Nichols suffered years of imprisonment in one of the world's strictest prison systems.
The Real Midnight Express+
The Real Midnight Express: Revealing traumatic experiences in foreign prisons, Billy Hayes, the subject of 1978 film Midnight Express, details how he escaped from a Turkish prison.
Colombia Ambush: Bored with his predictable life, Mark Wedeven went backpacking through South America. But he got more than he bargained for when he was kidnapped by murderous rebels.
Venezuela Blues. Series following cases of people who've found themselves banged up abroad. Musician David Adams tried to solve his financial problems by smuggling cocaine from Venezuela.
Terror Island: Greg Williams travelled to the Philippines as a church volunteer. But within days of arriving he was kidnapped by a brutal Islamic terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda.
Mexican Justice: The extraordinary story of Jake Stamford wrongly arrested for the shooting of two policemen during a drugs bust in Mexico.
Brazil's Worst Prison+
Brazil's Worst Prison: In 1993 Brendan Cosso was arrested trying to smuggle cocaine out of Brazil. Follow his story and how he ended up in South America's most notorious prison.
Escape From Hell+
Escape From Hell: The story of Chris Parnell, who spent 11 years in a prison nightmare when he was locked up in Indonesia after being wrongly convicted of smuggling hashish in 1985.
Plane Crash Marijuana+
Plane Crash Marijuana: Flying back from a drug run to Mexico, everything goes wrong for co-pilot Jim PapRocki when the plane overheats hundreds of miles from the US border. (S10, ep 1)
Thai Prison Hell+
Thai Prison Hell: Caught carrying 4.7 kilos of heroin at Bangkok airport, Australian Martin Garnett was sentenced to 40 years in one of Thailand's most dangerous prisons. (S10, ep 2)
Bogota Belly Bust+
Bogata Belly Bust: The story of 28-year-old Canadian Tabitha Ritchie, whose life took a terrifying turn when she was caught smuggling drugs out of Colombia. (S10, ep 4)Next ShowingWednesday 8 March at 02:00On National GeographicCert 16+
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Somali Pirate Hostage Hell+
Somali Pirate Hostage Hell: The shocking story of Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, who were kidnapped by Somali pirates and held captive for 10 terrifying months. (S10, ep 3)
New. Jungle Terror: The traumatic story of an American schoolboy and his mother, who were kidnapped by terrorists in the Philippines and held to ransom in the jungle. (S10, ep 6)
Qaddafi's American Prisoner+
Qaddafi's American Prisoner: Captured by Qaddafi's men while fighting with rebels in Libya, Baltimore-born Matthew VanDyke spent nearly six months in solitary confinement. (S10, ep 5)
Banged Up Abroad: Prison Nightmares+
New. A compilation of accounts from individuals who have a endured a long, lonely stretch in a dark and dangerous prison, far from home.