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Wednesday 3 April 2013

The Incredible Jonathan Goodwin hanging off a cable car at Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath.

Did you see The Incredible Jonathan Goodwin on Watch last week ?
Jonathan Goodwin is an escapologist and professional "danger-man", his new series started on the Watch TV channel a few weeks ago. In Episode 3 his first stunt was a local one. It took place at The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath.

What he did was grab hold of the bottom of a cable car just as it was starting to leave the base station. He had to hold on for dear life until it got to the very top before he could drop down. The security guard tried to wrestle him to the ground but he got away. They used a drone helicopter to film the amazing footage of him dangling below the cabin. There was a behind-the-scenes bit at the end of the show.

What if a Wasp had attacked !

Were YOU one of the passengers on this ride when Jonathan Goodwin had a free ride with you?
Here are some screen grabs from the show I captured from the show, click to view larger versions :

The Watch TV channel is available on :
Sky channel 109, Virgin Media channel 124

Episode 4 of The Incredible Mr Goodwin is on Wednesday 3rd April at 10pm.



  1. Amazing ... it's certainly not something I would have ever attempted. I can imagine the folk at the Heights of Abraham weren't over impressed.

  2. I watched the video - there's a cable visible beneath that jacket - left sleeve. There's no force going through the hand at all barely. He's obviously hooked on with his left hand and is wearing a harness - hence the need for the staged security guy at the top (so they could divert the camera and allow the dangling fella to detach. This is so obvious it's ridiculous