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Alaska

Comedian Sue Perkins and adventurer Charley Boorman travel across Alaska to the notorious Dalton Highway, where avalanche units operate throughout the year.

Comedian Sue Perkins and adventurer Charley Boorman travel across Alaska to the notorious Dalton Highway - a dirt track built in the 1970s as a supply road to support the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Highway maintenance is a full time job here with avalanche units operating throughout the year. As Arctic conditions close in on them, the pair have to rely on the help of hardcore truckers for whom the highway is home. The rules of the road are: keep the CB radio switched on, don't exceed 50mph, and when an 18-wheel truck comes thundering down the rollercoaster of a road towards you, get out of the way!

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Sat 7 Jul 2012 00:25

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Perkins
Presenter Charley Boorman
Narrator Adrian Dunbar
Director Ewen Thomson
Executive Producer Sue Davidson

Broadcasts

  • Sun 4 Sep 2011 21:00
  • Sun 4 Sep 2011 21:15
  • Sun 4 Sep 2011 21:55
  • Mon 5 Sep 2011 23:20
  • Sat 10 Sep 2011 23:00
  • Tue 13 Dec 2011 01:40
  • Sun 15 Jan 2012 23:10
  • Sun 26 Feb 2012 19:00
  • Sat 7 Jul 2012 00:25