14 episodes

What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's like to be locked up abroad.

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    • Society & Culture

What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's like to be locked up abroad.

    Interview with Billy Hayes

    Interview with Billy Hayes

    Listen to Locked Up Abroad host Jim Clemente's fascinating conversation with Billy Hayes, bringing you a more in depth look into his experience in Turkey and his escape from prison. We also hear about what Billy has been doing since his return and insights into his life then and now. 

    • 46 min
    12 | Caribbean Nightmare

    12 | Caribbean Nightmare

    Jayne Blaydon is working as a stripper in West Yorkshire, England, when she is presented with a proposition to teach lap dancing at a new club in the Caribbean. She and her husband, David, arrive in Guyana, for what starts out as a dream vacation, but soon realize they have be tricked into smuggling multiple kilos of liquid cocaine back to England. They successfully get through two customs points before being arrested in Guadeloupe and end up spend two harrowing years in prison.

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    Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 35 min
    11 | Colombian Kidnap

    11 | Colombian Kidnap

    Reini Weigel, a 30 year-old German woman is at the end of a long trip to South America and wants to visit the legendary Lost City, a thick tropical rain forrest on the north coast of Colombia. She and Erez Eltawil are joined by four others and begin the three day trek through the jungle. When they arrive at their destination, it is late and they decide to spend the night. At 3.30am they are awakened by guns in their faces and machetes at their throats. They have been kidnapped by guerrillas in this remote region of Colombia. As weeks turn into months with no sign of release, the hostages become increasingly desperate and the group splits - each faction adopting a different survival strategy: cooperation with the kidnappers versus outright resistance, both groups pushing their tactics to the limit.

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    Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 44 min
    10 | Nightmare In Somalia

    10 | Nightmare In Somalia

    In July 2008, Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan is looking to make a name for himself. He joins photographer, Amanda Lindhout on a trip to record the conditions in the refugee camps in Somalia. They are aware of the danger, with rival militias fighting for control of the country, but feel protected by the guards assigned to travel with them. When they make a decision to go beyond their safe zone, they are kidnapped by a criminal gang. The ransom is set at $3 million; if it's not paid, they will be killed. What started out as a seven day trip, becomes 462 days in captivity.

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    Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 38 min
    9 | Prisoner of Love

    9 | Prisoner of Love

    David Scott was a 36 year-old machine operator in Swindon, England in 2007. When his father was stricken with cancer, he began searching the internet for information about the disease and unexpectedly began an online relationship with Cynthia Reyes a Philippino woman, who had recently left a violent marriage. After a few months, David takes a trip to the Philippines to meet Cynthia and their relationship deepens. David returns to England. A short time later, Cynthia calls to tell him that she is pregnant. Overjoyed, he immediately goes back to the Philippines to be with her, not realizing that the country’s strict laws regarding marriage and adultery will turn their life upside down.

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    Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 33 min
    8 | Heroin Sting

    8 | Heroin Sting

    In 2003, Brigene Young was a 20 year-old South African woman struggling to get by. Working two bar tending jobs to support herself and her 16 year-old sister, she just needs a break. When CJ, one of her regular customers, asks her to join him on a holiday to the luxury island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, she hesitantly agrees to go, with promises of a dream vacation. At the last minute, CJ informs her that she will be making the trip alone and she realizes he has tricked her into smuggling drugs onto the island. Against her better judgement, she decides to carry on.

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    Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 42 min

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