Locked Up Abroad (2007– )
"Banged Up Abroad" (original title)

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dominic Colenso ...
 Paul (1 episode, 2007)
Glen Heggstad ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Jack Merivale ...
 Piers Hernu (1 episode, 2007)
Sophie Morton ...
 Krista Barnes (1 episode, 2007)
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 Gracia Burnham (1 episode, 2008)
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 Lia McCord (1 episode, 2008)
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 Rhys Partridge (1 episode, 2008)
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 Mark Ross (1 episode, 2008)
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 John (1 episode, 2008)
Tony Davis ...
 Donald MacNeil (1 episode, 2009)
Claire Fishenden ...
 Zara Whittaker (1 episode, 2009)
Naomi Kerbel ...
 Lucy Baker (1 episode, 2009)
John McCraw ...
 Chris Parnell (1 episode, 2009)
Brogan West ...
 Brendan Cosso (1 episode, 2009)
Alberto Wolf ...
 Alex Silva (1 episode, 2009)
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 Billy Hayes (1 episode, 2010)
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 Gordon Malloch (1 episode, 2011)
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 Mark Greening (1 episode, 2012)
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 Rick Cedar (1 episode, 2013)
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 Glen Heggstad (1 episode, 2007)
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 Jennifer Davies (1 episode, 2007)
Christopher Mountfield ...
 James (1 episode, 2007)
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 Rhett (1 episode, 2007)
Mark Brighton ...
 Tony (1 episode, 2008)
Emma Cunniffe ...
 Camilla (1 episode, 2008)
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 Omar Saeed Sheikh (1 episode, 2008)
Jay Worthy ...
 Martin Burnham (1 episode, 2008)
Victoria Alcock ...
 Maggie (1 episode, 2009)
Damian Holcombe ...
 Denis Wale (1 episode, 2009)
Richard Bravo ...
 Commandante (1 episode, 2007)
Adam Phillips ...
 Oz (1 episode, 2007)
Jennifer Almaguer ...
 Cindy (1 episode, 2008)
David Charles ...
 Bela Nuss (1 episode, 2008)
Gerry Cowper ...
 Pauline (1 episode, 2009)
Eleanor Swithinbank
(1 episode, 2009)
...
 Trouble Ahead (1 episode, 2012)
Gorki Gustavo Flores ...
 Deputy Commandante (1 episode, 2007)
Francis Mayrand ...
 Eric (1 episode, 2007)
Kivan Robertson ...
 Houston Dealer (1 episode, 2008)
Puskar Gurung ...
 Customs Officer (1 episode, 2007)
Inez Viegas ...
 Anna (1 episode, 2007)
Shamit Mahbub Shahabuddin ...
 Police Inspector (1 episode, 2008)
Brian Abbott ...
 Tony (1 episode, 2007)
Runa Khan ...
 Customs Official (1 episode, 2008)
Piers Hernu ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Reetu Abdus Sattar ...
 Customs Official (1 episode, 2008)
Lucy Tripti Gomes ...
 Lia's Prison Friend (1 episode, 2008)
Mohammed Ali ...
 Talal (1 episode, 2008)
John Chancer ...
 McGill Alexander (1 episode, 2008)
Laila Chaouachi ...
 Lisa (1 episode, 2008)
Andy Cheung ...
 Chen Ching-Hsing (1 episode, 2008)
Paul Coloma ...
 Peruvian Drug Dealer (1 episode, 2008)
Laura Jane Elliott ...
 Monique Strydom (1 episode, 2008)
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 Cullen Thomas (1 episode, 2008)
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 Carmela (1 episode, 2008)
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 Melanie Alexander (1 episode, 2008)
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 Lia's Brother (1 episode, 2008)
Sally Hughes ...
 Anne Alexander (1 episode, 2008)
Tim Jackling ...
 Russell Thoresen (1 episode, 2008)
Megan Jones ...
 Christine Alexander (1 episode, 2008)
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 Amardeep Bassey (1 episode, 2008)
Mark Knowles ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2008)
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 Scott White (1 episode, 2008)
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 Kim (1 episode, 2008)
Hamish MacLeod ...
 SWAT team leader (1 episode, 2008)
Guido Messina ...
 Nick (1 episode, 2008)
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 Drug Dealer (1 episode, 2008)
Nizar Saidi ...
 Ali (1 episode, 2008)
Jessica Sherman ...
 Rocket (1 episode, 2008)
Kevin A. Walton ...
 Dutch (1 episode, 2008)
Tim Walton ...
 Callie Strydom (1 episode, 2008)
Greg Willis ...
 Himself - Customs Supervisor, Sydney Airport (1 episode, 2008)
Jason Zhao ...
 Zachary (1 episode, 2008)
Francis Adams ...
 Greg Williams (1 episode, 2009)
Julio Adrião ...
 John (1 episode, 2009)
Wendy Albiston ...
 Julie Goldstein (1 episode, 2009)
Lucy Baker ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Adrian Bennett ...
 Andy (1 episode, 2009)
Nicholas Bishop ...
 Jake Libbon (1 episode, 2009)
Simon Burke ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Scott Campbell ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Martin Clarke ...
 Lawyer (1 episode, 2009)
John Cummins ...
 Simon Burke (1 episode, 2009)
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 Sebastian (1 episode, 2009)
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 David Evans (1 episode, 2009)
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 Scarlett (1 episode, 2009)
Eon Grey ...
 Joe (1 episode, 2009)
Eme Guitron ...
 Jorge (1 episode, 2009)
Sarah Jackson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Simone James ...
 Kahlilah Saleem (1 episode, 2009)
Lenny Juma ...
 Augustine Gbao (1 episode, 2009)
Donald MacNeil ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Kerry McAlesse ...
 Sarah Jackson (1 episode, 2009)
Charles McClintic ...
 Dave (1 episode, 2009)
Chris McFarlane ...
 Blue (1 episode, 2009)
Jean-Paul Menon ...
 Embassy Official (1 episode, 2009)
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 American Border Guard (1 episode, 2009)
Silvano Monteiro ...
 Federal Agent (1 episode, 2009)
Rodrigo Nogueira ...
 Julio (1 episode, 2009)
Caetano Omaihlan ...
 Guy (1 episode, 2009)
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 Victor (1 episode, 2009)
Chris Parnell ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Claudia Perdomo ...
 Laura (1 episode, 2009)
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 T.K. White (1 episode, 2009)
Belinda Reid ...
 Interrogation Official (1 episode, 2009)
Juan Carlos Reyes ...
 Roy (1 episode, 2009)
Peter Reynolds ...
 Boyfriend (1 episode, 2009)
Sheldon Shepherd ...
 Scaramouche (1 episode, 2009)
Guil Silveira ...
 Attorney 1 (1 episode, 2009)
James Tovell ...
 Major Phil Ashby (1 episode, 2009)
Manuel Villasenor ...
 El Jefe (1 episode, 2009)
Denis Wale ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Simon Walsh ...
 Paul (1 episode, 2009)
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 Clare Matthews (1 episode, 2009)
Wayne York ...
 Steve (1 episode, 2009)
Corine Zehnder ...
 Ayiende (1 episode, 2009)
Robert Beckman ...
 Robert (1 episode, 2010)
Cassie Fliegel ...
 Megan Smaker (1 episode, 2010)
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 Michael Morey (1 episode, 2010)
Billy Hayes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Curran Hendry ...
 Bradley (1 episode, 2010)
Justin Melican ...
 Tim Schrader (1 episode, 2010)
Jackie Nichols ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2010)
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 The spy (1 episode, 2010)
Julie Patzwald ...
 Jackie Nichols (1 episode, 2010)
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 Tom Lynch (1 episode, 2010)
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 Mark Wedeven (1 episode, 2010)
James Scales ...
 John White (1 episode, 2010)
Lily Alejandra ...
 Mrs. C (1 episode, 2011)
Maxeem Ayyad ...
 The German (1 episode, 2011)
Greg Bronson ...
 Prison Inmate (1 episode, 2011)
Peter Butler ...
 Plain Clothes Police 1 (1 episode, 2011)
Chris Chance ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Carissa Dalton ...
 Karen Hill (1 episode, 2011)
Jodi Deerling ...
 Sean (1 episode, 2011)
Cale Epps ...
 Henry Hill (1 episode, 2011)
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 Drug Dealer (1 episode, 2011)
Dave Hollander ...
 Bartender / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Kim Hood ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2011)
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 Steve (1 episode, 2011)
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 Jeremy Khinoo (1 episode, 2011)
Scott Matthew MacDonald ...
 Prison Inmate (1 episode, 2011)
Chrisel Mouton ...
 Avalon (1 episode, 2011)
Debbie Overbey ...
 Diner Waitress (1 episode, 2011)
Vuyisile Pandle ...
 Plain Clothes Police 2 (1 episode, 2011)
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 Vivian (1 episode, 2011)
Peeka Emna Poell Rejel ...
 Girlfriend (1 episode, 2011)
Alberto Pablo Rivera ...
 Dealer (1 episode, 2011)
Jonah Russell ...
 Stephen Sutton (1 episode, 2011)
Yousef Shweihat ...
 Prince (1 episode, 2011)
Fiona Tanner ...
 Brigene Young (1 episode, 2011)
Lisa Taylor ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2011)
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 Kim Hood (1 episode, 2011)
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 Lisa Taylor (1 episode, 2011)
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 Robert Pringle (1 episode, 2011)
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 Chris chance (1 episode, 2011)
Cecilia Amaro ...
 Godfather's Wife (1 episode, 2012)
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 Amanda Lindhout (1 episode, 2012)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Duncan Barrett ...
 Paul Winder (1 episode, 2012)
Sandra Barrios ...
 Margarita (1 episode, 2012)
Aaron Benton ...
 Rick (1 episode, 2012)
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 Duane Wollum (1 episode, 2012)
Jacob Cepeda ...
 Juan (1 episode, 2012)
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 Rai (1 episode, 2012)
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 Samuel Liebowitz (1 episode, 2012)
Martha Hernandez ...
 Patty (1 episode, 2012)
Florencia Jones ...
 Check In Girl (1 episode, 2012)
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 David bladen (1 episode, 2012)
Jennifer Leibovici ...
 Interpreter (1 episode, 2012)
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 Angela Carnegie (1 episode, 2012)
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 Nigel Brennen (1 episode, 2012)
Tom Waldron Oakley ...
 Nigel Brennan (1 episode, 2012)
Jorge A. Ortiz ...
 Manu (1 episode, 2012)
Ed Parkes ...
 Tom Hart Dyke (1 episode, 2012)
Russell Raymond ...
 Soldier (1 episode, 2012)
Mauricio Rodo ...
 Nick (1 episode, 2012)
Khafra Rudder ...
 Michael (1 episode, 2012)
Carlos Schulkin ...
 The Godfather (1 episode, 2012)
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 Latif Yahia / ... (1 episode, 2012)
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 Ruthie Lambert (1 episode, 2012)
Dwight Worker ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2012)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2012)
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 Tom Hanway (1 episode, 2012)
Patrick Ziliax ...
 Johnny (1 episode, 2012)
Leon Clingman ...
 Tony Spilotro (1 episode, 2013)
Jolyon Coy ...
 Mark Lijek (1 episode, 2013)
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 Shaun Attwood (1 episode, 2013)
Frank Cullotta ...
 Host (1 episode, 2013)
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 Judy Marks (1 episode, 2013)
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 John McCain (1 episode, 2013)
Andrew Germishuys ...
 SWAT Team Member (1 episode, 2013)
Lars Hedstrom ...
 Paul (1 episode, 2013)
Jack Hogan ...
 Benny (1 episode, 2013)
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 Skin Head Leader (1 episode, 2013)
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 Susan Hallums (1 episode, 2013)
Richard Le Sueur ...
 The Attorney (1 episode, 2013)
Zoli Marki ...
 Mom (1 episode, 2013)
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 Detective Swainson (1 episode, 2013)
Nikolai Mynhardt ...
 Jimmy (1 episode, 2013)
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 Frank Cullotta (1 episode, 2013)
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 Cora Amburn-Lijek (1 episode, 2013)
Doug Rao ...
 Tony Mendez (1 episode, 2013)
Michael Rivers ...
 Mike (1 episode, 2013)
Matthew Dylan Roberts ...
 Leo Guardino (1 episode, 2013)
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 Lord Anthony Moynihan III (1 episode, 2013)
Paul Slack ...
 Roy Hallums (1 episode, 2013)
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 Frank (1 episode, 2013)
Rowan Studti ...
 Danny (1 episode, 2013)
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 Eddie Padilla (1 episode, 2013)
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 Sal Romano (1 episode, 2013)
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Let's give Five some credit
17 October 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Five may not be the UK's most-watched terrestrial TV channel, but personally I think their programming is often far superior to either BBC1 or any of the ITV channels. They're particularly good at commissioning documentaries (which are a lot cheaper than drama, I guess), and have screened lively and informative docs covering everything from art, military history, engineering, medical issues to...well, you name it.

"Banged Up Abroad", produced by Raw TV, is a case in point. The reconstructions using actors are not cheesy (BBC, take note), the camera-work is not intrusive with faux-verite shakiness (everyone else, take note), it's well directed with the minimum of voice-over, and manages to extract heartfelt, and often very moving, narratives from the actual protagonists.

It also skillfully avoids falling into a trap of implicit racism concerning the foreign countries where people find themselves imprisoned. Very often conditions are shocking, and the prison system in question is failing miserably on inmates' rights, but the programme never lazily and simplistically portrays foreign nations as inherently corrupt and beyond-the-pale.

I've found every episode both gripping and illuminating from beginning to end. One can only imagine how hammy BBC1 would make it, with someone like Michael Burke doing the voice-over.

It's a shame that this series, currently airing, consists of only four episodes. This week they told the story of two American girls imprisoned in Peru, so perhaps they will continue to spread their net to relate the stories of other non-Brits. It would also be interesting to hear the stories of those not imprisoned for drug offences - how about the testimony of someone held at Guantanamo Bay?

Let's hope that this excellent programme has a third series.


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