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Michael Smith's Drivetime

Episode 6: The Endless Road

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Novelist and raconteur Michael Smith explores Britain's modern obsession with cars and driving.

Smith waxes lyrical on his new-found passion for travelling, if not for driving per se, having finally discovered a means of transport that suits him: hitching. Falling in and out of cars, driven almost exclusively by young, attractive, Europeans, he manages to travel the full length of the country.

Eager for adventure, he recognises that the road can go on forever - even where Top Gear fails to reach - and drives through the airlocked Channel Tunnel into Europe. Smith heads for his beloved Burgundy, at peace with the purpose of the road and what it means to him. Show less

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