Locked Up Abroad India - Delhi Party Girl

1 x 60'
Nat Geo, C5, 2009

 

“One of the most compelling, relentlessly riveting series TV has ever provided”
New York Post

 

 
 

When British backpacker Clare Matthews runs out of money in Goa, she’s tempted into  smuggling hash.  It all seemed so straightforward – travel to Delhi to meet the dealer, stuff the hash into a 2ft high hollow iron Indian God statue, seal the bottom and mail it to the UK. On arrival, she’d get half the £7000 profit and her party lifestyle could continue.  The first two runs go seamlessly and she extends her stay in India, but her druggy lifestyle catches up with her and on the third run, she gets careless.  When the parcel doesn’t arrive she chases it up with the courier company and gets arrested by the police.  Five years in Tihar prison in Delhi follow, including a spell in a mental asylum in an attempt to get bail. 

Filmed on location in Goa and Mumbai.

Clare Matthews was played by Kierston Wareing

 

 

Credits

 

Production Company: Raw TV
Camera: Will Pugh
Film Editor: Marco Jackson
Series Producer: Sam Maynard
Executive Producers: Dimitri Doganis, Bart Layton
Writer/Director: Barbie MacLaurin

Production Company: Raw TV
Camera: Will Pugh
Film Editor: Marco Jackson
Series Producer: Sam Maynard
Executive Producers: Dimitri Doganis, Bart Layton
Writer/Director: Barbie MacLaurin