Peking to Paris

Available: 4 x 57 mins

Peking to Paris


Capturing all the drama and the excitement, Peking to Paris is an extraordinary series re-creating one of the world's greatest overland adventures - the magnificent Peking to Paris Car Race of 1907.

In a challenge to test man and machine, the original cars follow the original route, 14,000 kilometres through China, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, Siberia and Russia to end under the Eiffel Tower.

As our unscripted modern-day drama unfolds, a wealth of archival material tells the story of the original contestants and the tumultuous events of that golden era, when anything was possible and any adventure within reach. This is factual entertainment at its best.

Photograph: Mick Matheson

Head of General Factual ABC TV Denise Eriksen


Tim Clark