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Destination Doha (DVD) - Tony Salmon

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Destination Doha (DVD) - Tony Salmon

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Two "World About Us" programmes broadcast in 1977 in which we meet truckers driving over 5,000 miles and 11 countries between Britain and the Arabian Gulf.

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Doha, the capital of Qatar on the Arabian Gulf, is 5000 miles from London with 11 countries to travel through and 23 customs posts on the way.  Blizzards in Austria, sandstorms in Syria; broken-down trucks to repair and bogged-down trucks to dig out of the sand...

The exciting, gruelling life of drivers on the overland run to the Middle East was captured by the BBC's World About Us series in 1977 and transmitted in two parts.

In Part One, "The Easy Bit" we meet British drivers Frank Hook, John WIlliams, Dave Poulton and Dick Rivers. We follow their mixed fortunes and tyre changes across Europe, into communist Yogoslavia and Bulgaria and then to Turkey where bureaucracy was a way of life.

Part Two's "Difficult Bit" leads through chillingly dangerous roads to Ankara and over the Taurus mountains. Then through Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and on to the eventual destination, Doha - each offering a different challenge to the drivers and their Scania and Leyland trucks.  

This double DVD set contains both parts of the original programme.  You'll see that for these Astran International drivers their work was mor than just a job - it was a way of life with a sense of adventure, winter and summer, ice-cold and desert-hot.

Additional Information

ISBN 9781906853143
Author Tony Salmon
DVD Format DVD PAL format
DVD Region Code Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
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