It's Official: SBS Are Releasing A 17-Hour Cut Of 'The Ghan'
It was Australia’s first taste of ‘slow TV’, and 400,000 of us were left wanting more.
Much, much more.
If you didn’t catch it, here’s the primer: The Ghan was a mostly-silent 3-hour broadcast of the iconic train as it meandered along the track between Adelaide and Darwin.
That’s it. Just a train moving through the outback.
It was meant to be boring. But people went bonks over it.
Me: three hours of this? can’t think of anything more boring.— Rohan Leppert (@RohanLeppert) January 7, 2018
Me 90 minutes later: this is f***ing ART. Why on earth has SBS edited it down to three hours.#TheGhan
Unrelated question: Can a train win Best New Talent at The Logies? #TheGhan— Mel L (@mel_laah) January 7, 2018
In the thick of holiday swamping, as the kids enter the ratty side of the school holidays, a wave of calm washes over me as I watch #TheGhan. Three more weeks of the tin lids under my feet, three more weeks. I need #TheGhan on loop to get me through it— Nikki Gemmell (@NikkiGemmell) January 7, 2018
My kids keep trying to talk to me. Don't they understand that I'm WATCHING THE TRAIN??? #TheGhan— Michelle 👽🇦🇺 (@MichelleMackey1) January 7, 2018
On Wednesday afternoon, SBS made it official - they were extending the original 3-hour version of The Ghan… by 14 hours.