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National Geographic ChannelNat Geo Wild

  • Tuesday 26 July at 10:00PM
  • National Geographic Channel


Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your final destination: a long, lonely stretch in a dark and dangerous prison, far from home.

Banged Up Abroad takes you inside accounts of capture, incarceration and terror far away from home with intimate personal interviews and dramatic re-enactments. 

You’ll hear more first-hand accounts not only from those who were locked up, but also from those who were directly part of the story. 

Whether it is the undercover agent compiling the evidence against the suspect, or the person making the drug-dealing offers, you relive the stories from every angle. 


  • Banged Up Abroad: Plane Crash Marijuana
    In 1972, Jim PapRocki is co-pilot on a drug run to Mexico. All goes to plan until the cargo catches fire and they are forced to crash-land.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Bogota Belly Bust
    Recovering addict Tabitha Richie is offered a holiday to Colombia, but she's about to enter a world more terrifying than the one she's escaping.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Thai Prison Hell
    Martin Garnett is caught smuggling 4.7 kilos of heroin into Bangkok and is set to become Australia's longest serving prisoner overseas.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Somali Pirate Hostage Hell
    Debbie Callitz and Bruno Pelizarri are captured by Somali pirates with a $20 million ransom, but after ten months, it still hasn't been paid...
  • Banged Up Abroad: Jungle Terror
    In July 2011, an American boy and his mother holidaying in the Philippines are kidnapped by terrorists and held hostage deep in the jungle.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Gaddafi's American Prisoner
    In February 2011, American Matthew VanDyke is captured by Qaddafi's men and sent to the notorious Maktab al-Nasser prison in Tripoli.