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Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys

  • Season 3
  • 5 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

Chris travels along the Alaska Railroad, journeys from Cape Town to the Victoria Falls, and travels through Azerbaijan and Georgia, exploring Tbilisi's vintage metro system.

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Episode 2: Night Train to Patagonia

Summary

Chris travels through Argentina, starting his journey at British-built railway station in Buenos Aires and taking an overnight train to the pampas lowlands. In the major port of Bahia Blanca, Chris meets four veterans of the Falklands War and finds out what the locals now think about the British, before ending his journey by riding La Trochita, known in English as the Old Patagonian Express

Review

Chris Tarrant’s rail adventure across Argentina doesn’t start well. Alarmingly, he’s given an armed escort at Buenos Aires’ notoriously dangerous Constitución Station before boarding a train that he quickly realises “isn’t going to be the Orient-Express”. We can see it’s very scruffy and covered in graffiti but he reveals it’s also a “bit whiffy”.

It soon becomes clear to him that the Argentinians spend more on their bus system than their collapsing railway network so there’s a fair amount of Tarrant-esque moaning, especially about all the early morning starts. But he’s eventually rewarded with a glorious steam-powered journey on the Old Patagonia Express.

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Details

Released on
2016-11-07
Languages
English | Spanish
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterChris Tarrant
ProducerJeff Morgan
DirectorJeff Morgan
Series producerHugh Whitworth
Executive producerHugh Whitworth
Executive producerMelanie Darlaston

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  • Summary

    Chris travels through Argentina, starting his journey at British-built railway station in Buenos Aires and taking an overnight train to the pampas lowlands. In the major port of Bahia Blanca, Chris meets four veterans of the Falklands War and finds out what the locals now think about the British, before ending his journey by riding La Trochita, known in English as the Old Patagonian Express

    Review

    Chris Tarrant’s rail adventure across Argentina doesn’t start well. Alarmingly, he’s given an armed escort at Buenos Aires’ notoriously dangerous Constitución Station before boarding a train that he quickly realises “isn’t going to be the Orient-Express”. We can see it’s very scruffy and covered in graffiti but he reveals it’s also a “bit whiffy”.

    It soon becomes clear to him that the Argentinians spend more on their bus system than their collapsing railway network so there’s a fair amount of Tarrant-esque moaning, especially about all the early morning starts. But he’s eventually rewarded with a glorious steam-powered journey on the Old Patagonia Express.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2016-11-07
    Languages
    English | Spanish
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterChris Tarrant
    ProducerJeff Morgan
    DirectorJeff Morgan
    Series producerHugh Whitworth
    Executive producerHugh Whitworth
    Executive producerMelanie Darlaston
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