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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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Series cast summary:
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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BBC [UK] | Official site

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UK

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English

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28 October 2007 (UK) See more »

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Big Earth, Elixir Films See more »
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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode BMW's 1200s. See more »

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Eve ruined it
23 May 2016 | by snedeker-cathySee all my reviews

I loved the trip to Africa but really feel Eve McGregor joining the trip brought tension to Charlie's and Ewan's relationship and their rapport seemed forced through much of the trip. I said to my screen, "Gee McGregor grow a pair and tell her no", but he didn't listen and even defends the decision by suggesting her addition brought kittens, rainbows and unicorns to the trip meaning she was just so down to earth and helpful to all the people they encountered that her presence was a gift.

With the addition of Mr. McGregor's father, brother and mother,this series seemed to be all about pleasing Mr. McGregor; not about filming a buddy travel film and that is a shame.


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