Friends Cross the Canning

2022 unscripted Tv series breaks new ground

Take a 45-year-old Range Rover. Add the world’s longest and most remote cattle route. Mix in a bowl. Add two Germans, two English blokes and an Iraqi Uber Eats Driver. And what do you get?

Sometimes sweet, often spicy. Never bitter.

Escape into a magical world of the remote wilderness of the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia. Five friends take on over 1000 miles of red dunes, spiky grass, scruffy camels and shifty dingoes in an heroic adventure.

12-parts series. Average duration: 18 minutes per episode. PLUS Behind the scenes and bloopers reel..

As I have said, this series is unlike anything I’ve yet produced. I made it for TV, not YouTube. It’s in 4K. So find a time and sit down for a nice evening in front of the telly.

There are 12 episodes, averaging 18 minutes long, and that means 3.6 hours viewing.

And if you are planning a trip, you can save them to your device and watch them on the plane. The other passengers are going to wander why you’re laughing so much.

(This content is FREE TO 4XO PATREONS as at August 5, 2022)

All of the above series will be broadcast on YouTube, one week apart beginning early August 2022. They will not remain on YouTube indefinitely. So your chance to watch the full series, and support our productions IS NOW.

EPISODE LIST for YouTube release. Test viewing period has ended. These shows are no longer available on YouTube:

  1. The One When Andrew Gets Worried. 15:19
  2. The One When Bits Start Breaking Off the Hilux. 18:59
  3. The One When John Bolts Rusty Parts to His Car. 18:34
  4. The One When Rob Serves Andrew Breakfast. 18:18
  5. The One When Rob Gets Upset with Andrew. 14:22
  6. The One When Andrew Must Steal the Range Rover. 18:58
  7. The One When We Take a Break in the Middle. 19:03
  8. The One With the ASPW-Trap. 20:30
  9. The One When We Get Uber Eats. 20:54
  10. The One When the Peanut Butter Chunks Float to the Top. 19:35
  11. The One When Two Englishmen Don’t Drink Tea. 18:45
  12. The One When Two Old Englishmen Do Some Banging. 20:19
  13. The One When we See What Happens After we get Home
  14. Behind the scenes and blooper reel part-1
  15. Behind the scenes and blooper reel part-2
  16. Let’s talk about a fetish. Do I need professional help?W

STORYLINE IN 12 PARTS

Unlike anything Andrew has produced before, this epic story will have you falling about with laughter. In the mode of Top Gear Special five friends take no prisoners in their attempt to upstage one another and keep the failures of their own vehicles hidden from the others.
And the setting is the world’s longest cattle route crossing the most remote part of all of Australia. The Canning Stock Route, 1850 kms of punishing, overgrown, unforgiving bush track.
The protagonists are:
Andrew in his Toyota V8 Troopcarrier, helping Rob in the 1975 original Range Rover Classic, who thinks Andrew has given him the Range Rover and who makes the most of every moment Heiner has to work on his Hilux. – which is far too often. Meanwhile John decides his Mitsubishi Triton is not rusty enough and finds a wreck to strip off parts. Mad impulsive boy that he is. Sean and his FJ Cruiser joining the convoy mid-trip, cooks up a storm and saves the day when he spots a leaking pipe in the Range Rover that Andrew and Rob missed, but then must hide from the others. It’s all rather childish.
This is a 12-part main feature series, with each show varying from 16-minutes to 22-minutes in length. Plus, for private viewing only, a bloopers behind the scenes reel.
It will be available in YouTube released one episode a week for 12 weeks. The blooper reel will not be shown on YouTube. The series will not remain on YouTube indefinitely. So download the series now!

Binge-Watch (stream) or Download
the 12-part series + extras in 4K

RENT, STREAM OR DOWNLOAD all 12 episodes in 4K, PLUS two behind the scenes deleted scenes reels. (beware of expletives and it’s a bit naughty at times). 4XO Patreons as of August 10 get this all at no charge.

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Available in Australia and USA/Europe

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TV Release

The love for this show has been extraordinary. Here are just some of the reactions in the first hours of release of the final episode. Series is now available for TV.

Mark Farr 
How wonderful was that, every minute of it.
 
Alan Milton 
Amazing cinematography, without doubt worthy of an Auto Oscar, if they ever exist, which they should.

Rytime 
And it ends running toward a pot of gold. But that’s really what you guys have given us. What a brilliant series. 
 
PG Tips 
Utterly amazing. What a fantastic series, this so deserves to be on the TV.
 
WAY TO GO 
Just brilliant!
 
WIT-GRIZZLY24 
Amazing, I loved watching this series it was funny and inspiring!!!
 
Zeke Murphy 
Absolute gold, you captured the essence and this episode just brought it all together. So well done.
 
Luthando Mzinyane 
Probably the best series I’ve watched in a long time, thank you so much. Looking forward to the next one 
 
Northmansland 
I’ve been with you all this trip.
 
Tommy Henn 
I put this series on par with the Top Gear / GT series.

Ed Ramirez 
I’m actually sad to have come to the end. I’ve enjoyed this series so much, learnt a lot and hope to one day also do the CSR. Thank you APSW, Rob, John and Heiner.
 
Gary Altman 
What a great series. I really enjoyed watching the beautiful scenery and the camaraderie build over time.
 
Phil Symons 
What a crackin series, hands down the funniest part was you guys trying to drag Rob out of the rangie.
 
Henry Proudman 
Loved watching the trip Andrew Last snippet in this episode of Rob and Heiner running to the rainbow was quite the sight.
 
Pelzy 
This could be your best series yet, Andrew. Bravo and Thank You.

Sven Fokkema 
A bunch of nutters crossing the desert. Can that be entertaining, hilarious, heartwarming,
 
XSV 432 
Thanks for a wonderful 12 weeks. I just bought the whole series to keep.

Daniel Prinsloo 
Well done what a brilliant series

Stephen smith 
What a brilliantly edited series, it was captivating and funny. loved the old english accents cracked me up. well done boys.
 
Random GT 
All great things must end…but there’s always next time! 
 
Bat Man lives 
Congratulations on a massively great trip ! Best trip I have seen on YouTube for years
 
Raymond Svensson 
This series has been incredible. Thank you Andrew

Touring with Tyrone 
Fantastic series. That bloke who was driving the Range Rover was bloody funny…… This one will be hard to top. Well done all…. Mike
 
Yusuf Sayed 
Awesome adventure and great content, well done over the canning and loved the story where too next Greetings from south Africa
 
Glenn Marshall 
Great mates having the time of their lives
 
Brent Wall 
Congrats to you Andrew for what I think is the best series you’ve made & you definitely have made a lot. Very entertaining

Dexter Morgan 
Great group of guys, very funny, more please!

Andrew Sharman 
Outstanding! What a great group of people. Thank you all for a great series.