Charley Boorman: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means

BBC Two (ended 2009)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Episode Six
      Episode Six
      Episode 6
      Charley finally arrives in Japan, his first destination of choice is to go and learn about the battle of Okinawa at a naval base in Naha, then after a 24 hour ferry trip he lands on the mainland of Japan and travels via train while chatting to a train fanatic who Charley finds out is only 12 years old. With his passion for motorbikes, Charley rides an Italian bike to visit a custom built bikes workshop, then moving on to Hiroshima to see how the locals have moved on since the atomic bomb, finally he takes in the sights of Mount Fiji before deciding to take the last leg of his journey to Tokyo solo on the back of his dream custom built bike.moreless
    • Episode Five
      Episode Five
      Episode 5
      Charley visits Fo Guang Shan, the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, eats some tempura fried crickets, he then heads to the Alishan mountains on a high-speed rail train to pick some award winning tea, and Charley is in his element when he dirt bikes through the Taroko Gorge valleys before preparing to depart for his 376 mile cruise to Okinawa, Japan from the Taiwan capital of Taipei.moreless
    • Episode Four
      Episode Four
      Episode 4
      To his dismay Charley must take another commercial flight in order to reach the island of Manado in the Philippines, once there he tries his luck at some anchovy fishing, spectates at a cockfight, rides a coco biodiesel bamboo car and catches a lift to the town of Cebu with the Filipino Navy.moreless
    • Episode Three
      Episode Three
      Episode 3
      This week Charley's nightmare comes true as he is forced to take several commercial flights in order to continue his journey as he is not allowed permission to enter West Papua on foot. He continues his journey from Indonesia and rides with an Indonesian Harley Davidson club, tastes some local delicacies of dog meat and bat, and drops by on a Muslim wedding.moreless
    • Episode Two
      Episode Two
      Episode 2
      Arriving in Papua New Guinea and continuing his journey north, Charley takes the dirt bikes for a spin with some locals and heads into the water to visit a tribe living in the mangrove surrounded town of Gapun.
    • Episode One
      Episode One
      Episode 1
      Charley starts his journey from Sydney and heads up the east coast to Nymboida in a motorbike convoy, rides a battery powered car to Byron Bay, pilots a replica Spitfire, tests the new zero motorcycle in Cooktown, rustles up some cows on horseback and helps out with flying doctors before landing in Papua New Guinea.moreless