Visiting Angel

Episodes

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I June 1992. Mary Stewart stands alone by the frozen Arctic Ocean at Barrow in North Alaska and wonders what she is doing there. Aged 62, a retired health administrator, Mary has set herself the challenge of travelling down the whole of the Americas to Tierra del Fuego. On the way she will visit Angel, her foster child in Ecuador. In this four-part series she records her journey. It begins here. Producer Gwyn Richards

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Unknown: Mary Stewart

Producer: Gwyn Richards

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A four-part journey from Alaskato Tierra del Fuego begins.

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2: Aged 62 and retired, Mary Stewart is travelling alone from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. On her way to El Paso, Mexico, she dips her big toe in the Rio Grande, but she is still far from her foster child in Ecuador. Producer Gwyn Richards

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2: Mary Stewart continues her journey from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Producer Gwyn Richards

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Unknown: Mary Stewart

Unknown: Tierra Del Fuego.

Producer: Gwyn Richards

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3: Mary Stewart boards another bus for an uncomfortable haul through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on her journey from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Travelling alone, the 62-year-old widow is an object of curiosity. She is hauled bodily up a Mayan pyramid by her taxi-driver and attacked in the streets in Belize. Every day brings her closer to her foster-child, Angel. Producer Gwyn Richards

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3: Lone traveller Mary Stewart travels through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

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Unknown: Mary Stewart

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4: The last stage of Mary Stewart 's journey down the Americas takes her to an emotional meeting with her foster-child Angel in Ecuador. it's too dangerous to travel by bus, but then an airline dumps her alone at night in Bogota. She swims with piranhas in the Amazon and is almost crushed to death by icebergs in Chile. At last. Mary arrives at the end of the world, after travelling 28,000 miles. Producer Gwyn Richards

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Mary Stewart 's journey down the Americas ends in a village in Ecuador.

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