GO Back to Where You Came From isn't meant to be a cosy sightseeing tour.
The tension is palpable when six participants including former defence minister Peter Reith are dropped into two of the world's most dangerous hot spots: Kabul in Afghanistan and Mogadishu in Somalia.
Kudos to Reith and the others for facing the deadly music.
Surrounded by armed guards, the visitors are told by their security leader to wear armoured vests and to help themselves to his pistol if he becomes "incapacitated".
Not that that would help if a roadside bomb detonates nearby.
There are different stages to Reith's ordeal. One: he's pitted next to writer Catherine Deveny, who constantly goads him, once for having "blood on his hands".
At one point, he comments in half-mirth: "I think a detention centre will be good for you."
In a dramatic set-up, he meets Rezai - one of hundreds of asylum seekers to have been rescued by Norwegian vessel Tampa while crossing to Australia in 2001.
Reith, as defence minister, ordered special forces operatives to board the Tampa. Rezai was handcuffed and taken to what he says was "the worst island" Nauru - another part of the 'Pacific Solution' co-authored by Reith.
After 14 months, his application for asylum was rejected. Afghanistan was deemed safe.
Ten years on, Rezai has changed his name and lives at no fixed address in Kabul. He reels off a list of friends who returned and were killed.
A stirred Reith later says: "He's bitterly
disappointed but we don't know all the circumstances.
"A lot of people were going through the system. Mistakes are made ... these things happened."
Go Back to Where You Came From is on SBS One, at 8.30pm tomorrow.