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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

8/1/15
03:00 AM
"Snakes on a Plane"  One of America's biggest reptile smugglers, Tom Crutchfield, flees to Belize in a vain attempt to evade prosecution after his operation is smashed by undercover agents.  (Repeat) NGC
8/1/15
04:00 AM
"Hippie Mafia"  An American hippie, Eddie Padilla, turns cocaine smuggler to save his relationship and ends up in a Peruvian hell.  (Repeat) NGC
8/1/15
05:00 AM
"The Real Argo"  Antonio Mendez, the CIA officer portrayed by Ben Affleck in "Argo", along with former hostages.  (Repeat) NGC
8/8/15
03:00 AM
"Margarita Island"  Two wealthy boat owners convince their yachting coach to reroute to Venezuela on their trip from Crete to the U.K. in order to pick up a large shipment of cocaine.  (Repeat) NGC
8/8/15
04:00 AM
"Raving Arizona"  Shaun Altwood upsets the local mafia; he builds an Ecstasy dealing empire.  (Repeat) NGC
8/8/15
05:00 AM
"Buried Alive"  When American contractor Roy Hallums is kidnapped in Iraq, his fate looks sealed; his nearly yearlong ordeal sees him beaten and practically buried alive.  (Repeat) NGC
Locked Up Abroad

Premise
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through first-hand interviews and re-enactments their experiences of being arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms.

Current cast
Dominic Colenso as Paul
Jack Merivale as Piers Hernu
Sophie Morton as Krista Barnes
Madeleine Bowyer as Gracia Burnham

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.