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Charley Boorman prog on Sunday. Return to form . .

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wintera Wed 10-Sep-08 11:10:45

Did anyone else catch his new prog on Sunday night? I thought it was very good. I liked Long Way Round but was not keen on Long Way Down as I found it quite rushed, and the atmosphere between Ewan and Charley was not as good in the second one either.

This was a return to form I thought. The scenery was beautiful! Particularly around Charley's childhood home.

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 12:29:18

I watched it and enjoyed it too

Shame Ewan didn't go too though

I loved Long way round Watched the repeat a few weeks ago

cremolafoam Wed 10-Sep-08 12:31:13

oh i wanted to stab him with a fork.
too bouncy for me
dh liked it though- lots of motorbikes

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 12:32:32

I think he is like a grown up 8 year old

soooooooooo enthusiastic grin

but funfunfun


ForeverOptimistic Wed 10-Sep-08 12:33:01

I missed Sunday's programme but I am really looking forward to the rest of the journey. I watched the repeats of Long Way Round recently and thought they came across well whereas in Long Way Down they really grated on me!

Fantastic trips definintely inspiration for future trips!

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 12:34:20

watch it on iplayer

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 13:14:16

Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means Sunday 14 September
8:00pm - 9:00pm
The adventurer continues his most daring journey so far, putting his newly-learnt sailing skills to use and successfully crossing the tempestuous English Channel in a sailing dinghy. From Calais, Charley and the team navigate their way through France, across to Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria, before pressing on through far western Asia from Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. The expedition hinges on whether they can enter Iran and make it to Dubai in time to catch a container ship to Mumbai.
VIDEO Plus+: 4085
Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described

Buda Wed 10-Sep-08 13:18:40

Yay - thanks for this! We can't get it here but it gave me an idea for a birthday present for DH so have just pre-ordered the DVD!

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 13:19:39


Could yuou watch on iplayer?

Buda Wed 10-Sep-08 13:37:43

Possibly (a bit of a technophobe though) but then what would I buy DH for his birthday?? grin

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 14:21:33


wintera Wed 10-Sep-08 14:27:06

Its repeated on bbc2 tonight for anyone thats interested. I think its on about 11pm ish maybe? Not sure of time sorry but I know its on tonight!

RTKangaMummy Wed 10-Sep-08 14:34:22

Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any MeansWednesday 10 September
11:20pm - 12:20am
The adventurer begins his most daring journey so far, as he gets off his bike and on to local means of transport such as container ships, dug-out canoes, solar cars and an elephant in a journey from Ireland to Australia. Preparations are underway as Charley plans the three-month expedition. A few knock-backs, several training courses and some minor route alterations later, the three team members are ready. They head northwards for the shores of Kilkeel and the start of their adventure.
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TwoIfBySea Wed 10-Sep-08 20:13:28

It was good, I think in Long Way Down Ewan disappeared up his own ar$e and as for his wife shock

Charley is a big goof but this looks fun.

Beetroot Wed 10-Sep-08 20:15:30

I just dont get the point of it.

all pre palnned
no risk
he is boring

wintera Wed 10-Sep-08 23:39:55

Am glad he has that guy Russ with him and not that American guy. He was a real drama queen!! My Hubby finds it slightly odd that Charley and Ewan always kiss and hug each other when they meet. But then again they are actors Darling!!They're a different breed!

RTKangaMummy Sun 14-Sep-08 20:10:13


bagsforlife Sun 14-Sep-08 21:24:59

Quite enjoyable but really absolutely no point to it. think Charley is a bit 'Tim nice but dim' if you ask me. Good job his dad is world famous film director.Otherwise perfectly pleasant Sunday night viewing but hardly ground breaking documentary esp all the back-up to get them out of any pre-planned 'scrapes'.

wintera Sun 14-Sep-08 22:17:37

They usually show some stuff to do with Unicef which I always find quite moving so hopefully there will be some of that. Didn't see tonights ep, am going to watch it on demand later.

asicsgirl Tue 16-Sep-08 19:23:51

oh i like charley he makes me smile

RTKangaMummy Sun 21-Sep-08 18:43:35


bronze Sun 21-Sep-08 18:46:43

I like Charley too. His zest for life makes me want to do stuff.

muggglewump Sun 21-Sep-08 18:53:19

I enjoy it, I just wish it wasn't so rushed.
I'd love to see more of each place. I thought Iran looked beautiful but it's for all of ten minutes then they move on.

ranting Sun 21-Sep-08 18:59:54

Yes I rather love it, agree that some of it is a bit rushed though.

RTKangaMummy Sun 21-Sep-08 19:03:37


I like him too

I hadn't noticed him before I saw the repeats of him and Ewan on their trip across Russia etc


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