This four-part series recounts the inside story of Mark Beaumont's extraordinary solo attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for cycling around the world. In August 2007, the 24 year-old Scot left Paris at the start of an 18,000 mile journey across four continents, one of the greatest endurance challenges ever attempted. Aiming to cover 100 miles a day, he faces the challenge of finding food and water while racing against the clock. Crossing Europe, he battles with broken spokes, faces soaring temperatures and tackles the terrifying traffic of rush-hour Istanbul. What follows, at 11.55pm, is one of best dark comedies from the 90s - Grosse Pointe Blank. John Cusack is a professional hit-man who combines his latest assassination with a return to his home town for a school reunion. But his plans don't work out as intended, as he encounters an old flame and a fellow gun-man.