World's Most Dangerous Roads

Series 3 - 3. Bolivia

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

This entertaining road-trip series was deployed over Christmas as part of BBC2’s bid to distract us from the glaring absence of a seasonal Top Gear. And it’s a very plausible substitute, packing off celebrities in rugged four-wheel-drives on scenic (and perilous) journeys across the Third World.

In the danger zone this week are Phill Jupitus and Marcus Brigstocke, whose long-standing friendship is tested by Bolivia’s “Road of Death”.

About this programme

3/3. Comedians Phill Jupitus and Marcus Brigstocke head to Bolivia for a high-altitude trip, first driving along the infamous `Road of Death', only to find themselves deep in bandit country. Disorientation takes them by surprise as they have to navigate Salar de Uyuni - a salt lake so vast that Buzz Aldrin could see it from space. Their goal is the ancient mountain city of Potosi, whose silver mines financed the Spanish empire in the 16th century and which is almost 5,000 metres above sea level.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Phill Jupitus
Presenter
Marcus Brigstocke

Crew

Executive Producer
Sue Davidson
Series Director
Ewen Thomson
Series Producer
Ewen Thomson
Categories
Documentary