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Will Self embarks on a 700 mile road trip in a Trabant, the iconic East German car.
Starting in London, Will plans to drive all the way to where the car was manufactured in Zwickau, Germany. Will’s travelling companion – and the instigator of this strange road trip – is his childhood friend Mike Shamash, a person of restricted growth.
Mike’s fascinated by all things East German and hopes that the Trabant will yield a more nuanced picture of life behind the Iron Curtain. Will remains unconvinced. The pair have barely left Broadcasting House before it dawns on them that 700 miles is a long way to drive in this flimsy, noisy and cramped car.
- S01E01 – Go Trabi Go!
- S01E02 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Trabi
- S01E03 – Achtung Bitte!
- S01E04 – Gearbox Blues
- S01E05 – The End of the Road