Next Episode of Banged Up Abroad is
Season 11 / Episode 4 and airs on 25 January 2018 21:00
Banged Up Abroad is a British documentary/docudrama television series that was produced for Channel Five and that premiered in March 2006. It is broadcast under the title "Locked Up Abroad" in the United States and other parts of the world on the National Geographic Channel. It features stories of people who have been arrested while travelling abroad, usually for trying to smuggle illegal drugs out of a particular country and have received lengthy prison sentences as a result. Among the stories to have been told is that of British woman Sandra Gregory, who spent several years in the Klong Prem Central Prison after being convicted of trying to smuggle heroin out of Thailand. A second series was broadcast in 2007 with a third series during August and September 2008, and a fourth in October 2008.
When British Police raid his cocaine lab, drug dealer Pieter Tritton is forced to go on the run; but he can't resist collecting one final shipment from Ecuador. Unaware that British Police have tipped off Ecuador's Narcotics Agents, a local SWAT team catch Pieter red handed with two kilograms of pure cocaine. Sentenced to 12 years, Pieter must find out fast if he's got what it takes to survive in one of the worlds' most violent and corrupt penal systems.
British journalist Phil Cox returns to Sudan to investigate allegations of illegally deployed chemical weapons; but when he learns that there's a ‘kill or capture' bounty on his head his plan starts to unravel. Ambushed by government backed militias, Phil knows it's only a matter of time before he's tortured and possibly killed. With all his communication devices destroyed he must get word to his producer and wife back home, but will she be able to save him?
In 2012 Simone Blignaut has a lucrative job working for one of Johannesburg's biggest drug dealers, but when her boss entrusts her to fly to Bolivia and secure a major cocaine deal, the 19 year old Simone is in over her head. When she realises she's been double crossed into trafficking liquid cocaine, she must evade capture by the Bolivian Police, if she is to avoid the same fate as her mother.
In 1974 Steve Peterson had fully embraced the laid back counter culture of Southern California, and when the opportunity to smuggle one hundred and twenty kilos of marijuana from Mexico into the US presented itself, he jumped at it. But when the plan was interrupted by Tijuana cops, Steve faced years behind bars in the infamous and deadly La Mesa penitentiary?? unless he can find a way to escape.
On New Year's Eve 2012 after days covering the conflict in Syria, embedded with the rebel Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, rookie American photojournalist Matthew Schrier decides he has ridden his luck for long enough. But on his way back to safety his taxi is forced to a stop by armed militia of the Al Nusra Front - the Syrian Al Qaeda, and he's taken hostage. For seven agonising months Matthew is beaten, tortured and accused of being a CIA spy; but when the opportunity to escape arises he is forced to face his toughest test yet - save himself or stay with his fellow American prisoner.
After initiating divorce proceedings and sending his wife and young son back home, US Naval Officer Lemar Burton turns to partying late into the night with best friend Dom in the Spanish part of Catania, Sicily. But after he's demoted at work, his debts rack up fast and when Dom offers Lemar the chance to make easy money, Lemar makes a life-changing decision. He's arrested at Bogota airport carrying five kilos of pure cocaine hidden in a rucksack. Now Lemar has to survive one of Colombia's most brutal prisons, until salvation comes from the most unexpected quarter.
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