Long Way Down On National Geographic - Coming To A TV Screen Near You

`Two men, two continents and 25,000 kilometers (15,534 miles) worth of adrenaline-laced excitement' is how Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's Long Way Down adventure has been described. When the pair set off on two BMW R 1200 GS Adventure motorcycles from John O'Groats last May, little did they know what amazing scenarios they would experience in the three-month road trip that took them through 18 countries all the way from Scotland to South Africa.

This biking journey of a lifetime first aired on BBC television in the UK, where almost four million viewers regularly tuned in to the Sunday evening shows. Now, National Geographic - one of the world's most watched television channels - will be transmitting Ewan and Charley's extraordinary journey from Scotland's farthest nether-regions right through to the southernmost tip of Africa.

National Geographic currently reaches over 250 million homes in 130 countries and Long Way Down will be aired from the following dates in various countries and continents:

Asia
June 3rd - 10:00pm
Turkey
June 7th - 9:00pm
Italy
June 11th - 9:00pm
UK
July 1st - 9:00pm
Japan
July 5th - 11:00 pm
Latin America
July 6th - 9:00 pm
Central Europe
July 20th - 9:00 pm
Benelux/Africa
August 21st - 10:30 pm
Australia/New Zealand
August 31st - 8:30 pm

In addition, the whole epic Long Way Down adventure is also available to own and revisit again and again on DVD and was released by EMI on June 2nd in Austria, Germany, Holland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Featuring around six-and-a-half hours of stunning, inspiring footage from countries such as Libya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda and South Africa, the Long Way Down DVD also includes a number of extras, such as previously unseen extended footage, photo gallery, interactive route map and much more.

The Long Way Down DVD is available from all good online retailers and is available with English and German subtitles. It can also be purchased from the www.longwaydown.com website, which is also selling PAL and NTSC versions of theDVD. There is also a CD soundtrack and book available for purchase from the successful African adventure.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman at the southern tip of Africa; riding towards one of the seven wonders of the world; the boys with their R 1200 GS Adventures.