From Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means

September 2014

S1 Ep6 - Japan

Expired 3.0 29 x
Japan - Finally arriving on Japanese soil, Charley heads straight for the Naha naval base to learn more about the battle of Okinawa. His great love of motorbikes continues when he visits the workshops of a custom-built bikes company. A sombre stopover in Hiroshima on the anniversary of the Peace Memorial Ceremony follows next. Charley then takes in the breathtaking views of Mount Fuji before riding the final leg of his epic adventure to reach Tokyo. (From the UK, in English and Japanese) (Docum...

S1 Ep5 - Taiwan

Expired 3.0 45 x
Taiwan - Starting in the city of Kaohsiung on the south-west corner of the island of Taiwan, Charley stops at the country's largest Buddhist monastery, Fo Guang Shan. Then he heads north on board the Taiwanese high-speed rail train into the Alishan Mountains where he visits award-winning tea farmer Hsiu-Mei. Dirt-biking through the amazing valleys of the Taroko Gorge, Charley finally arrives at the capital, Taipei, where he prepares to board a cruise ship for the 600-kilometre cruise to the por...
August 2014

S1 Ep4 - The Philippines

Expired 3.0 60 x
The Philippines - Charley is reeling from the disappointment of having to catch yet another commercial flight in order to reach the Philippines. He touches down on the island of Manado, embarking on an epic journey across the Philippine Archipelago. He then tries his hand at anchovy fishing off the island of Camiguin, before hitching a ride with the Filipino navy to the town of Cebu. On his travels, he jumps in a coco biodiesel bamboo car and sees the impact of World War II first hand. (From th...

S1 Ep3 - Indonesia

Expired 3.0 46 x
Indonesia - Crushed by the disappointment of not being able to get into West Papua on foot, Charley is forced to take a series of commercial flights in order to resume his journey north to Tokyo. Picking up his route in Indonesia, Charley is excited about a new country and a new adventure ahead. Beginning in Makassar in South Sulawesi, Charley travels up the island and drops in on a Muslim wedding. There he sees another side to how the ceremony is celebrated and even enjoys the delights of home...
July 2014

S1 Ep2 - Papua New Guinea

Expired 3.0 39 x
Papua New Guinea - On his way from Sydney up the Pacific Rim to Tokyo, Charley Boorman arrives in Papua New Guinea. There, he goes dirt biking with a group of locals on a previously unridden and dangerous route. Aware that this country has one of the worst reputations in the southern hemisphere for hostility, Charley has to keep his wits about him. He heads for the remote village of Gapun, home to an isolated tribe and located in the middle of 30 miles of mangrove, but only accessible by water....

S1 Ep1 - Australia

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Australia - In this travel show with a difference, Charley Boorman attempts to travel north from Sydney up the Pacific Rim to Tokyo, using only local forms of transport. Tonight, Charley heads up the east coast of Australia with a huge biker convoy in tow. Along the way he meets unique characters, travels in a replica Spitfire, tries his hand at cattle mustering, and even gets bitten by a snake. Always heading north with Tokyo in sight, he gets a feel for the true Australia in his relaxed and g...