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First, a cure for insomnia…..

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

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.

Due to its popularity, SBS station Viceland will air the uninterrupted 17 hours from 2.40am on Sunday.  The three hour version “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 said to explain the novel programming decision.  The…

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