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Long Way Down 

Two guys take a trip of several months on motorcycles. They travel from the North of Scotland, down through Europe, into Africa, finally winding up in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Ewan McGregor ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2007
Charley Boorman ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2007
David Alexanian ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2007
Russ Malkin Russ Malkin ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2007
Jimmy Simak Jimmy Simak ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2007
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In a follow-up to the documentary series "Long Way Round", actors and best friends Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman travel from John O'Groats, Scotland down to Cape Town, South Africa on motorcycles. They travel down through Europe and Africa, getting an up-close view of the local cultures. They also stop at various UNICEF projects to offer support and assistance to the children there. Written by solojones

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UK

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English

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28 October 2007 (UK) See more »

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Long Way Down See more »

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Big Earth, Elixir Films See more »
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Loved It!
15 April 2015 | by croceloverSee all my reviews

I actually saw this series before I watched, Long Way Round. I was not disappointed in the least. I was amazed by so many things in this program: the beauty of Africa, the struggles of the people, their openness, the wonderful friendship between Charlie, Ewan and the crew. I loved seeing how completely humble, caring and super funny Charlie and Ewan were especially. What an excellent example of a strong and lasting friendship. I admire their courage and sense of adventure.

I thought Eve, (Ewan's wife) joining them for part of the trip was brilliant! To the nay sayers, I say, look at her courage in learning to ride a bike, her dedication and her obvious love and appreciation for her husband. She was an appreciated addition; being friendly with all, and making an effort to keep herself in the background so as to give Charlie and Ewan their adventure time. Why would anyone complain about a wife wanting to join her husband in an epic adventure? Besides, Eve is truly lovely! I highly recommend BOTH series. It's a wild ride of fun, learning and laughter.


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