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A Brilliant Portrayal of British Landscape, Literature, Art and Music,
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This review is from: A Picture Of Britain - Complete BBC TV Series [DVD]  (DVD)
This BBC series presented by David Dimbleby is first class. It's a feast of British landscape in all its variety and in all weathers, showing how it influenced British writers, artists, and composers. It really is a wonderful illustration of how much has changed and how much has not - there are certain areas of British landscape that retain a timelessness, such as Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands.
This 2-disc set is a bargain and I recommend it very highly indeed, either as an appreciation of these islands to British people, or as a wonderful and portable souvenir of Britain for the many tourists and visitors that come here each year.
David Dimbleby's presentation is just right and he lets the landscape do most of the talking. But a great strength of the programme is the wonderful music soundtrack - it really is marvellous, and I wish this could be made available as a companion release to the series.