Banged Up Abroad

Banged Up Abroad

Season 9

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01. Mexico/Mexican Prison Escape

Two surfers caught up in cannabis smuggling escape their Mexican jail after spending months tunneling. They then start a new quest - to make it back to the United States.

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02. USA/Raving Arizona

The story of English stockbroker Shaun Attwood, who quit his job to deal ecstasy in Arizona, only to end up being imprisoned in Maricopa County Jail, Arizona.

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03. Belize/Snakes on a Plane

After investigators begin to close in, reptile collector Tom Crutchfield flees to Belize - but soon finds himself in a jungle prison renowned for its brutality.

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05. Vietnam PoWs: McCain & Brace

The story of Vietnam Prisoners of War Ernie Brace and John McCain and the friendship they formed by tapping code through the cell walls of Hanoi Hilton prison in the late 1960s. The pair did not meet face to face until an event at the White House in 1973. Brace was the longest-held American civilian prisoner, detained for nearly eight years. McCain would go on to become a US senator and contest the Republican nomination for president against George W Bush.

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06. USA/Vegas Mobster

Chicago Outfit enforcer Frank Cullotta discusses crime boss Tony Spilotro, including his life in the mob and the burglary that led to his capture.

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07. Iraq//Buried Alive

Former American contractor Roy Hallums was working in Baghdad providing food to the US Military in 2004 when a masked gang kidnapped him and five others. They spent 311 days held by the Iraqi resistance group before being rescued by members of the US Army's Delta Force.

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08. Fast, Furious and Busted

Rick Cedar began stealing radios as a desperate bid to support his family, but one crime led to another and he soon found his life and freedom on the line.

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10. Iran/ Real Argo

The story behind Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning film Argo as told by retired CIA officer Antonio Mendez who freed American diplomats from Iran by pretending to be a film producer. Including interviews with two of the embassy staff whose lives he saved, Cora Amburn-Lijek and Mark Lijek.

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