The second season of the BBC2 series, World's Most Dangerous Roads returns starting on Sunday 8th July at 9pm. The first episode sees old friends Ed Byrne and Andy Parsons on the road in Siberia. Crossing over 2000km of frozen wilderness the two comedians attempt the epic drive from Yakutz, the coldest city in the world along the infamous 'Road of Bones' to finish in the coastal city of Magadan, cheerfully known as 'The gateway to Hell.'
Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck drive the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail, airing on Sunday 15th July at 9pm. The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, a network of roads hacked through mountains and jungles of Laos and Vietnam, played a key role in the Vietnam War and left it one of the most perilous roads in the world as it is littered with unexploded bombs. Sue and Liza face a gruelling drive to some of the least explored sections of the Trail with both terrifying and hilarious consequences.
Comedy pair Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel brave over 200km of Ethiopia's death-defying roads to ancient Aksum, airing on Sunday 22nd July at 9pm. In a quest to reach Aksum, known as the home of the Ark of the Covenant, they have to compete with truck drivers high on khat, a calamitous breakdown and a shortage of fuel in the middle of the night. At times, it seems like David and Hugh will need a miracle to get them to the end of the road and the holiest place in this deeply religious country.
Elsewhere, TV presenter and adventurer Charley Boorman begins filming the Channel 5 TV series Extreme Frontiers, this week. Following the successful 'Extreme Frontiers: Canada' series, that was first screened in 2011, Boorman will once again get under the skin of the country he travels across, on his BMW motorcycle, but this time all tracked 'live' via Bike Trac technology as he films Extreme Frontiers: South Africa. The team begin their journey this week. For further information and to track their progress, visit www.extremefrontiers.co.uk click here for Extreme Frontiers: South Africa