Following the success/controversy of airing a three-hour extract of a prepare journey via the Australian outback, SBS has determined to air a 17-hour model of the journey on Sunday.
Marketed as Australia’s first foray into the Norwegian style of gradual TV, this system confirmed – with out advert breaks – a driver’s seat view of the well-known passenger prepare on its three,000km journey from Adelaide to Darwin.
Due to its recognition, SBS station Viceland will air the uninterrupted 17 hours from 2.40am on Sunday.
The three hour model “got the nation talking, trending nationally on social media, and recorded an average of 583,000 viewers in metro and regional markets throughout the three hour program, making this the highest performing SBS program in the past 12 months,” SBS stated to clarify the novel programming resolution.
The imaginative and prescient of outback surroundings and prepare tracks was accompanied by textual content explaining the native historical past of every new space – with a deal with Indigenous historical past and early European, Chinese and Afghan immigrants.
Even the 17-hour clip is an edited model. The precise journey of the Ghan goes for 54 hours and is the world’s longest passenger prepare, stopping at Alice Springs and Katherine over the course of three days earlier than arriving at Darwin.