Pre-Order the Book

Over the last two and a half years, Chris Tarrant has travelled, literally, all around the world filming Extreme Railway Journeys for Channel 5. Chris’s journeys have taken him to the Congo, India, Australia, Bolivia (twice), Japan, Siberia, Myanmar, Canada and Cuba, and the latest programmes see the completion of filming in Alaska, Argentina, Azerbaijan, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys brings to life beautifully not only the romance of travelling by train, but also the sights, sounds and smells of the countries and places visited, while also illuminating the customs and attitudes of the people the author encountered along the way. But, as he says, ‘I should have known what I was in for and what the word “extreme” means, when the very first show saw us filming in the Congo – where the train was six DAYS late.’

Beautifully illustrated with exclusive colour photographs, Extreme Railway Journeys is not only a record of remarkable journeys in extraordinary places by one of our shrewdest commentators. It is also a demonstration of the principle that ‘to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.’

Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys is available on now!

Win a trip to Orlando, Florida!

To celebrate the launch of Channel Zero on 5STAR we’re giving you the chance to win a Halloween trip for two with flights and five nights’ accommodation including tickets to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017. We’ll even throw in £500 spending money.

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, we want to see your best Halloween 2016 snaps. Head over to our Facebook page (, ‘like’ the page and upload your best photo onto our timeline. We’ll choose a winner at random.

The competition opens at 12 noon on Friday 28th October and closes on Tuesday 8th November at 12 noon. Entrants must be 16 or over.

Check all the rules and terms and conditions here:…