Banged Up Abroad

Series 3 - 6. Taiwan

About this programme

6/8. The story of South African military attache Colonel McGill Alexander, who was taken prisoner with his wife and three children in 1997 by Chen Chin-hsing, one of Taiwan's most notorious criminals. Chen's demands included the release of an accomplice and safe passage out of the country. Following a gun battle with police, McGill and his daughter were freed, and further negotiations eventually resulted in the remaining hostages being returned to safety.

Cast and crew


Ben Chanan
Executive Producer
Bart Layton

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