I really liked this 141 min REGION B/2 DVD but what I liked most was the way Martin came over as himself with no airs and graces happy when happy, scared when scared and when talking to his guests genuine. Some of the tasks he had to preform for the camera were nerve racking and down right dangerous. I have a lot of respect for the man. The series was split into three parts--THE NORTH--THE WEST--THE SOUTH. The first part of the series was THE NORTH split up as --"the Shetlands, experiencing the islands and Barra". Some of the beautiful islands that Martin visited and interviewed their "characters" were Muckle, Flugga, Forvik, Unst, Eigg, Lewis and Harris and Barra if in luck you can see Dolphins, Gannets and Basking Sharks. THE WEST split up as--"Islay, Isle of Man and Kathlin" the main talking points with these visits were Manx Cats, Four Horner Loaghtan Sheep, whisky and bagpipes. THE SOUTH split up as "Shark, St Michaels Mount and Isles of Scilly" with talking points being St Aubyn Castle being bought in 1659, driving licence for a horse drawn carriage, drugs and poor Martin on the top of Trinity House Lighthouse.
The islands on show were very good however I was very disapointed that the Islands on the East Coast were missed especially the Holy and Farn Islands etc Unless there is to be another series which cover those
Islands Of Britain [DVD]  This is a superbly put together mini-series (first shown on ITV). Martin Clunes is at his most endearing as he travels from one end of Britain to the other visiting some islands that I never knew existed! He throws himself wholeheartedly into his role as explorer/reporter as, through his experiences, the viewer is privy to the (sometimes, quite bizarre) traditions of the various islands. A thoroughly enjoyable, must-see DVD. It is well worth putting aside a few hours in order to watch it from beginning to end. So captivating it leaves you hoping for a sequel.
Great DVD very interesting with lovely landscape views. Martin Clunes is also great, funny and serious at the same time, a change from Men Behaving Badly as I got to know him in that comedy series and thought that he was just a comedian, but now I know he's a great documentary narrator as well. Lovely
Purchased for my husband who missed the TV series. He thought it was highly entertaining and a great way of finding out more about some of the lesser known islands of this country. He is also a fan of Martin Clunes!
A very good, interesting and fascinating account of Island life around Britain. Martin Clunes delves into the lives and history of people living off the shores of Britain from the most Northern tip to the most Southern.
His friendly, open and happy go lucky approach make this series really enjoyable. His interaction with folk he meets make this an ideal 'weekend watch.' The only drawback I found was that it ended all too quickly!