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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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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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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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Some Questionable decisions make The Long Way Down really good by not great
11 February 2016 | by mharlyn-merrittSee all my reviews

I was so stoked to see that Charley and Ewan decided to embark on another bike journey together. Africa was a revelation and a visual smörgåsbord. I enjoyed their reactions and the tensions that emerged and subsided, which gave us access to their humanity. Including more of the support crew added dimension, although I do agree that Claudio should have been given more play. Enjoyed the pre-trek prep. Could have done with less griping about time pressure. Thought it was a bad decision to make this a plot point because there were so many other interesting suspenseful things. Really thought the energy and focus dropped off when Eve Mcgregor joined the trip. She added nothing. I felt there was some hidden agenda going on that had nothing to do with the spirit of the adventure. I agree with a previous post that said if she wanted to participate more in her husband's recreational passions she should have done that off camera. As a viewer I somehow felt used by her insinuating herself into the situation. It was like inviting yourself to a rock concert with your son and his friends, or showing up at rehearsal wanting to be part of their band. Hope she does not tag along on the next one.


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