SLOW TRAIN THROUGH AFRICA WITH GRIFF RHYS JONES (ITV, Friday, 9pm) GRIFF Rhys Jones embarks on an epic trip around Africa by train visiting Algeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa along the way. It's a 17,000-mile journey that begins in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.
His seven-hour expedition to the city of Fes sees him set about making friends in the hope that they will help him pass the time.
One of his fellow travellers is a salesman selling traditional Berber remedies. Griff bravely tries a stick that doubles as a toothbrush, but baulks at the idea of some brown paste used to treat worms.
Griff says: "Africa. There's nowhere else quite like it. A billion people speaking thousands of languages and a paradise of wild animals and natural wonders. I'm going to take it on in an unhurried manner aboard Africa's railways.
"It's the ideal way to meet its people and to experience its beauty."
Griff Rhys Jones |rides the rails to explore the African continent