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Mountain - Exploring Britain's High Places: Complete BBC Series [DVD] [2007]

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Griff Rhys Jones    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Griff Rhys Jones
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UC6QD8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,561 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

With names like Snowdon, Ben Nevis or Scarfell Pike, Britain 's high places are at once romantic and rooted in the nation's sense of identity. In Mountains, Griff Rhys Jones brings their stories to life.

Travelling the length of the UK by journeying across the rooftops of Britain, Griff Rhys Jones explores some of the most arduous and roughest mountain landscapes. It is a journey that takes him from the remotest areas of Northern Scotland to the wilds of Dartmoor in the South West, including some of Britain's most beautiful, rugged and fascinating locations. Along the way, he also reveals how these dramatic terrains came into existence.

While Griff experiences the flora and fauna, the breath-taking landscapes and stunning seasonal shifts, he meets the undiscovered mountain communities and the real people who inhabit Britain's highlands: shepherds, mountain rescue teams, scientists, farmers and artists - they deliver a real understanding and passion for the raw, natural beauty that has fascinated us for centuries. Griff also brings to life the history of epic battles, communities and famous people connected with the places visited.

This magnificent BBC series is Griff Rhys Jones' labour of love, a personal journey of discovery and a lasting testament to some of the most exciting, unique and treasured parts of Britain.

Product Description

With names like Snowdon, Ben Nevis or Scarfell Pike, Britain 's high places are at once romantic and rooted in the nation's sense of identity. In Mountains, Griff Rhys Jones brings their stories to life. Travelling the length of the UK by journeying across the rooftops of Britain, Griff Rhys Jones explores some of the most arduous and roughest mountain landscapes. It is a journey that takes him from the remotest areas of Northern Scotland to the wilds of Dartmoor in the South West, including some of Britain's most beautiful, rugged and fascinating locations. Along the way, he also reveals how these dramatic terrains came into existence. While Griff experiences the flora and fauna, the breath-taking landscapes and stunning seasonal shifts, he meets the undiscovered mountain communities and the real people who inhabit Britain's highlands: shepherds, mountain rescue teams, scientists, farmers and artists - they deliver a real understanding and passion for the raw, natural beauty that has fascinated us for centuries. Griff also brings to life the history of epic battles, communities and famous people connected with the places visited. This magnificent BBC series is Griff Rhys Jones' labour of love, a personal journey of discovery and a lasting testament to some of the most exciting, unique and treasured parts of Britain.


Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Griff is fantastic! 14 Jan 2008
By Magpie
Well, after seeing just the commercial, i immediately wanted to buy the whole lot!

Its really interesting, and Griff adds his edge of entertainment along the way as he explored the diverse ladscapes of the mountains!

Well worth watching... and re-watching!
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. P. J. R. LEWIS TOP 500 REVIEWER
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There was not a single dull moment throughout Griffs beautiful series and certain episodes really stood out as programmes of real interest.

The episode on the Pennines was of rare quality,naturally it was difficult to include everything on such a huge area of land stretching from County Durham to the foothills of Derbyshire but its clear that his source material and advisors did a superb job.

His comments on less than half an hour away were people who had never seen a mountain let alone walk them was quite thought provoking.

Here was a series of programmes that made you want to visit these gorgeous areas with the programme on the Scottish Highlands particulary memorable.

Many of us have never visited the wilder parts of the United Kingdom but what Griff chose to show us was very revealing almost inviting us to come and enjoy the countryside ourselves.

An episode to please everyone and its a pleasant surprise to see that this superb dvd set is available even before the series had finished.

Living here in the foothills of Snowdonia i was tempted to book accomodation in Scotland having seen his profile on the Highlands.

Yes you can read the many books produced highlighting The Lakes or Scotland but they do not reveal the true nature of those wild areas as a programme such as this one can.

How could somebody do justice to such diverse areas as the Lakes,the Highlands,the Pennines and Snowdonia in such short space of time speaks volumes of this lovely series.

Even if you are not the outdoor type you couldnot denie this series was superb and for those who missed it or want to see it again (me included) then the dvd set is something you will want to see again and again because this was quality television.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain - More than climbing.. 24 April 2010
I purchased this DVD as I was climbing the 'Three Peaks', Scafell Pike in the Lake District, Snowdon in Snowdonia North Wales and Ben Nevis And Scotland. As the series had sections on each area I gave it a go. For some reason I had missed this on TV when it was originally shown.

I was expecting a Julia Bradbury type series on the 'ascent' of each peak but after watching the first epsisode I realised that it was more about the mountains areas themsleves then any particular ascent on any particular day. They are a much more holisitc view of the history and people of each area and although there is some climbing this is not the dominating factor.

Gryf Rhys-Jones has a charming style and I found myself enjoying his dry humour and schoolboy enthusiam.

In all - not what I expected but hugely enjoyable for many other reasons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mountain 18 Feb 2013
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brilliant photography but dvd spoilt in places by the music stupidly drowning out the dialogue i cannot understand the thinking behind this annoying fashion
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series 27 Aug 2009
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Good series especially for the novice hiker who wants to get into hiking for the first time,explains what u need and where to start which is very useful
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain - With Griff Rhys Jones 9 Jun 2009
I was very pleased with this DVD. I was unable to get it here in Australia so was very happy to have got it from you. It was an excellent series and I enjoyed seeing it again as I have visited some of the places in the past.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Viewing 16 Jan 2008
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I cannot but agree with all the other reviews. It is a joy to watch the series of really splendid landscape portraits. The presenter may be a bit chatty at times, too much of a media chap, and the background music at times turns into background noise, i.e. it gets too loud, but it provides great viewing altogether. The picture quality is excellent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful photography 24 Feb 2013
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Some stunning photographyand huge respect for the intrepid Mr R.J.! A feel good pair of movies for the armchair mountain climber.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable
I had seen the series on TV before purchasing the DVD. The information, and the light hearted way it is presented makes it watchable again and again.
Published 2 months ago by Jane Webb
5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain
Sat down one day during a rare television break when one of the tv's were free this was on and was glued to it so much so I had to buy the series
Published 2 months ago by Mark Ritchie
4.0 out of 5 stars A great outing into the hills
Griff's sense of humour and very approachable manner really does draw you in to this series. His love of the mountains is obvious and contagious, and I'm sure you will be inspired... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Martin Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Very intresting
My partner loves the outdoors and is a into walking and climbing. This was the perfect gift we both found it very intresting. Read more
Published 3 months ago by miss n e jagger
5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain - Exploring Britain's High Places: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
If you are a Griff Rhys Jones fan then you will not be disapointed with this series. It shows in depth not only the mountain area, but also goes into the local history. Read more
Published 15 months ago by grahamj
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dvd!
Griff Rhys Jones as always is brilliant in this series. The mountains & scenery are stunning. Really good value for money would highly recommend.
Published 19 months ago by Mrs. K. R. Hands
5.0 out of 5 stars mountain dvd
great photography and entertaining descriptive narrative. the kind of dvd you'd watch over and over again for armchair viewing of our wonderful and unique British landscape. Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2012 by res
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Bought as a Christmas present for somebody. They must have enjoyed it as we didn't see them for Three days
until they had finished it!
Published on 12 Jun 2012 by R. Fry
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh for the hills.
loved both dvd's, an ideal motovational tool to encourage you to get out of the armchair and back into the hills.
Published on 20 May 2012 by P. J. Holmes
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
Griff's chatty style makes this easy viewing. For any walker or lover of the outdoors it is also truly inspirational. Read more
Published on 1 May 2012 by Tony Dickin
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