Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys

August 2020

Season 5 Episode 4 - The Reunification Express - Vietnam

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Chris travels the entire length of the line from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north to find out how it was built, how it survived one of the bloodiest and most brutal wars in history, and whether it really has unified communist Vietnam.

Season 5 Episode 2 - The Train In Spain

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Chris embarks on a thousand mile journey across Spain’s complex railway system, from Gibraltar in the far south to Bermio on the north coast, deep in Basque Country. He’s on a mission to find out how Spanish railways evolved from some of the most backward in Europe to the most advanced, through one and a half centuries of ...

Season 5 Episode 1 - Conquering The Alps

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In the Alps, Chris will be investigating the evolution of mountain railways, following their progress to the spectacular roof of Europe.

Season 5 Episode 3 - A Railway Too Far?

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Arriving in Ukraine, Chris wonders what on Earth he is doing here. It’s a country best known for civil war, nuclear disaster, Soviet repression and lots of cabbage soup. Centuries of invaders have left a legacy of a 13,000 mile rail network to explore, but it appears rambling and run down - is this a railway too far?