Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways

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In the captivating three-part travel series CHRIS TARRANT: EXTREME RAILWAYS, the personable British host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) explores some of the world's oldest and most scenic railway journeys. Along the way, he meets fellow passengers, local characters and train drivers and engineers, and discovers more about the history, maintenance and impact of these extreme railways. Each episode is filled with incredible stories and challenges Chris and his crew must overcome.

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #303 — The Diamond Railway (Southern Africa) |
    Saturday, Oct 14 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #304 — Trans-Caucasus Express (Caucasus) |
    New Saturday, Oct 21 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #305 — War, Ore & Santa Claus (Scandinavia) |
    New Saturday, Oct 28 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #303 — The Diamond Railway (Southern Africa)
    Chris travels 1500 miles from Cape Town in South Africa, across Botswana to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, following the route of a mind-bogglingly ambitious railway pioneered by controversial 19th century British Colonialist, Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes made a fortune from diamonds and used it to fund his railway and to extend British rule across Africa, laying the foundations for apartheid in the process. Chris wants to discover if this railway built to further the interests of a white minority is still relevant to the people of these countries today.
    Saturday, Oct 14 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #304 — Trans-Caucasus Express (Caucasus)
    Chris travels the length of the historic Trans-Caucasus Railway from the flaming towers of Baku on the shores of the Caspian to the port of Batumi on the Black Sea. He explores this railway built in the days of the Russian Empire in a region that for decades was part of the Soviet Union. He wants find out how the former republics of Azerbaijan and Georgia and this great railway they now share are faring today.
    New Saturday, Oct 21 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #305 — War, Ore & Santa Claus (Scandinavia)
    Chris travels 1800 miles across Scandinavia and Finland in the middle of winter, braving deep snow, sub-zero temperatures and hardly any light. He's on a mission to find out how war, iron ore and a certain Lapland-living red suited gentlemen inspired the Scandinavians to build an extreme railway network that operates deep into the Arctic Circle 365 days a year.
    New Saturday, Oct 28 at 4pm TPT 2


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