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Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant is back with more amazing railway journeys…
In four new episodes, Chris will be travelling thousands of miles by train across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the pursuit of great railways and their stories, he finds himself in the places that most visitors never reach and sees a very different side to countries that we may think we know, but then again maybe we don’t.
In mid-winter, Chris heads from Budapest to Transylvania in search of the truth behind the world’s most famous vampire, Count Dracula.
Next stop is Istanbul, where Chris embarks on a thousand mile railway journey to the far north east of Turkey as he finds out how the railways played a key role in uniting this young nation
In Ireland, Chris attempts to cross the Emerald isle entirely by train in just six days, uncovering lost railways, extreme engineering, railways of the troubles and railways of peace.
In Kenya, Chris explores the rapidly decaying “Lunatic Line” the most extraordinary railway project of the whole colonial era, that was famously troubled by mosquito infected swamps, hostile tribes, parched deserts and of course man-eating lions!
Episodes: Kenya, Transylvania, Ireland, Turkey
UK Premiere January 2020.