Slow train coming: SBS to air 17-hour Ghan trip on Sunday

Three hour version of Adelaide to Darwin rail trip ‘got the nation talking’, so SBS is going for broke with 17-hour special

Following the success/controversy of airing a three-hour extract of a train trip through the Australian outback, SBS has decided to air a 17-hour version of the journey on Sunday.

Marketed as Australia’s first foray into the Norwegian genre of slow TV, the program showed – without ad breaks – a driver’s seat view of the famous passenger train on its 3,000km trip from Adelaide to Darwin.

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