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Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones [DVD]

Griff Rhys Jones , Cadbury    Exempt   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Griff Rhys Jones, Cadbury
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003MQUSUQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,371 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All five episodes of the BBC series following actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones as he sets out to explore how rivers have influenced, nurtured and powered the lives of Britons throughout history. From the powerful torrents of Scotland to the flatlands of East Anglia, Griff barges, canoes, swims, walks and sails his way along Britain's rivers.

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From the powerful torrents of Scotland to the flatlands of East Anglia, Griff barges, canoes, swims, walks and sails his way along this often hidden network which has been the life-blood of the country. In London Griff explores the relationship between cities and rivers and discovers the vital balance between water coming in - and waste going out. Heading north, he travels from Liverpool to the Humber across Britain's working rivers. In Scotland Griff travels east upstream from Kinlochleven into one of the most remote areas of the country and follows the fast and furious course of water downstream to Perth. In the West Country he follows the mighty Severn from its source in the Welsh hills to the estuary 200 miles away. And in East Anglia he sees the extraordinary contrast between the man-made ditches of the Fens, the Swallows and Amazons country of the Broads and the picturesque windy river Stour which finally leads him home.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones 7 Sep 2010
Format:DVD
A delightful series covering some of Britain's iconic rivers. For those of us who live in Australia and who will probably never be able to see all these wonderful rivers in their unique British setting and countryside this is the second best thing. They are not South American Rivers or European Rivers, they are those lovely peaceful slow flowing rivers that can only be enjoyed by the English in their own interminable style. Not so grandeur as "Mountain" with the same presenter but still compelling viewing with a great after taste!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Griff R-J at his best 10 Sep 2010
Format:DVD
I only caught one of this series when it was being broadcast and wished I had seen more. The DVD is excellent with Griff's gentle style and lots of interesting detail. Definitely a DVD that we will watch time and time again (particularly on poor TV nights)!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This was really worth waiting for. Griff Rhys-Jones opens up the story of some of Britain's rivers by navigating the few that are still open (96% are now closed to navigation) and talking about the industry and social history that they had and have.
He navigates rivers such as the Tay and the Severn but not, perhaps oddly, the Thames. Maybe this is because it's one of the ones closed to navigation.
The only irritating thing is that there is no index to the 2 DVDs on the packaging or on the disks themselves - yiou have to load them to find out what's on them (and then write it down on a piece of paper if you want to remember which is which!).
Griff's relaxed, chatty, amusing manner is perfect for this topic - and he's a good sailor too, which helps, as does his constant companion, his chocolate Labrador named Cadbury (is there a Rottweiler called Kraft anywhere?).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rivers 29 Dec 2010
By dee
Format:DVD
this film was seen as a series on tv , I enjoyed it then and I really enjoyed it this time. Excellent value for money. I find Griff a very entertaining and interesting presenter. He keeps you focused on the subject that he is putting across
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5.0 out of 5 stars rivers with Griff Rhys Jones 26 Dec 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
we thoroughly enjoyed this I love most things with Griff in. It is interesting, entertaining and of course there's Griffs own type of humour, he has a go at just about anything if you watch this and enjoy it try Griff Rhys Jones DVD 'Mountain', it is Brilliant!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars RIVERS WITH GRIFF RHYS JONES 18 Sep 2010
Format:DVD
Entertaining and educational tour of British rivers featuring Griff and his dog Cadbury. I would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel 31 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Griff Rhys Jones has shown many views and history of Britain's great river systems. You see places most people only hear about.
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