Situations beyond imagination

Situations beyond imagination

These are stories of people who went in search of adventure, a new life or the holiday of a lifetime but all ended up in situations beyond their imagination.

Jailed Abroad: Mexico or Bust airs on February 22 at 10 pm. In 1977, Jake Stanford was fresh out of high school and headed off to Mexico in search of adventure and excitement. He got both — but not in quite the way he anticipated. Funding his stay by selling marijuana to tourists, he unwisely attempted a deal too far when he agreed to supply another American with two kilos of the drug.

A resulting drugs bust would see him witness two policemen shot point blank as well as being gunshot himself. After being holed up in a friend's house for three days, he made a doomed escape attempt disguised as a woman before falling into the clutches of the town’s menacing chief of police, who soon made it clear he would only save his leg by confessing to a crime he did not commit.

Engaging places
Michael Palin’s New Europe’ airs at 10 pm on January 25 on Discovery Travel and Living. Michael Palin explores 20 countries across Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Many of them are undergoing exciting changes and have recently joined or are about to join, the European Union. Although much closer to home, many of these places are as engaging and mysterious as anywhere Michael has been on his many journeys further ahead. 

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