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Long Way Down by vlad all over on 18 July 2007 2:48pm
 
I have been following this since day one. Is anyone else on here a fan?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/longwaydown/

I thought Long Way Round was sublime and I've always been a big fan of Ewan McGregor. He and Charley Boorman are great guys. I'm looking forward to this just as much as New Europe.
 
Re: Long Way Down by julwis on 18 July 2007 8:33pm
 
Yes, Im a fan. Ive been following this too. Looks like theyve missed out venturing into the Congo to keep to the schedule. Cant blame them really, the trip will still be amazing with what theyve done. Im more of a fan of Charley, in this, LWR and Race to Dakar, he doesnt whine as much as Ewan. They still make a great team though. Just hope they dont rush the show just to meet the September deadline. Im also left wondering whether theyll release different versions of the show like they did with LWR?
 
Re: Long Way Down by Ken Dunn on 6 August 2007 4:12am
 
I noticed in the press thet they finished their journey.
 
Re: Long Way Down by Palin_Lover on 7 August 2007 5:01pm
 
OMG, I just saw this in the newspaper yesterday! It's sooo awesome that he's doing that!
 
Re: Long Way Down by Little Gumby on 8 August 2007 6:14pm
 
I never saw the first series but read the book instead. I'm looking forward to seeing this one though. I really enjoyed the first book and am hoping to get the series on dvd at some point. I heard them do a quick interview on bbc breakfast the day after they finished. One of the interviews said they had read that one of the boys had helped deliver a baby on the trip! Both of them were a bit bewildered and said that it never happened. It's amazing what gets printed in the press!!
 
Re: Long Way Down by vlad all over on 6 October 2007 1:42pm
 
Charley and Ewan were on Jonathan Ross last night which is repeated again tonight on BBC 1. Long Way Down starts at 9pm on 28th September on BBC2 which clashes with the last episode of New Europe. Thank heavens for small mercies like sky plus but this is unbelievably bad scheduling by the BBC as the two shows undoubtedly cater for a similar audience. Who makes these appalling decisions?

Also I'm a bit disappointed to find out it will only be 6 shows. Grrrr.

Oh well I guess that's what DVDs are for.
 
Re: Long Way Down by vlad all over on 29 October 2007 12:40pm
 
Did anyone watch this last night? Obviously it clashed with Michael but anyone who missed it can catch it again late on Tuesday night I think.

Anyway it was great to see the old team back together again and I couldn't help but smile when Claudio walked into the room! It was a cracking start to what will hopefully be another fabulous series.
 
Re: Long Way Down by Wild in Africa on 29 October 2007 2:01pm
 
I made the deliberate choice to watch Long Way Down rather than New Europe, as I think the latter is nowhere near as interesting. I will catch up on the last episode of New Europe on Wednesday evening when it is repeated but have not found it compulsive viewing. Long Way Down looks to have the kind of energy and enthusiasm that MPs earlier and younger journeys used to have.
 
Re: Long Way Down by Godfather on 31 October 2007 12:55am
 
Brilliant,as usual. It goes into all the pre-trip intrica...intricat....int (I give up)....'little details', and that is always fascinating. Things like getting the kit together, the stress of organising things, visa hassles, route planning, etc. All of that creates the 'distance' from the countries being travelled to, and builds the 'anticipation' which is important for a great travel series (imo). Not just suddenly 'being' in a country. That 'journey' aspect is something prominent in series like 80 days and P2P. People are often just as interested in the details of the travel as the beautiful shots which are the result. The journey is as important as the destination (as they say....or something like that they say, anyway). And I agree with Wild. There is the energy and genuine enthusiasm, pulling the viewer in. Can't wait to see the next episode.
 
Re: Long Way Down by julwis on 31 October 2007 1:14am
 
Cant wait for the DVD, mainly because I dont have a TV these days......
If anyones interested in meeting Charley Boorman and seeing the bike he used, then hell be at the NEC Motorbike show starting on November 23 til December 2nd. Charley will only be there the first two days though. Looking forward to that too.
 



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