Chris Tar­rant: Ex­treme Rail­ways

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 10.30pm, His­tory Is there any bet­ter mode of travel than rail? Watch­ing the world go by at a leisurely pace with­out hav­ing to check maps, queue at air­ports or bat­tle sea sick­ness is the way to go. In this se­ries on ex­treme rail­ways, Bri­tish broad­caster Chris Tar­rant ( Who Wants to be a Mil­lion­aire?) vis­its the Congo to ride the train from Pointe-Noire to Braz­zav­ille, 500km away. Thou­sands of Africans died con­struct­ing the nar­row-gauge rail­way built by French colonists and opened in 1934. The trip is

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