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This travel documentary has Martin Clunes embarking on a journey from far nothern coastlines to southerly shores to visit islands around Britain.

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Martin Clunes
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Product Details

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  • Feature exempt
Runtime 2 hours 21 minutes
Starring Martin Clunes
Studio ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 18 May 2009
Main languages English
Subtitles English

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I think this is a cracking wee series to be blatantly honest.

I am not a fan of ITV and generally their nature type programmes aren't all that.

This time is different. Martin Clunes' personality is used to great effect when it comes to this subject of islands and his willingness to get stuck right in gives you a much better all round picture of each island.

I learnt so much watching this as I had never heard of many of these islands. Their history, uniqueness and interesting stories were just superb to watch.

Give this series a go. Granted, it's an old format of a man travelling around Britain but it works wonderfully with Martin Clunes and a whole host of islands that very few people know anything about. Great TV personality with a fresh and fantastically interesting view on island life.
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Islands Of Britain [DVD] [2009]
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.
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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!
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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.
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this is another travel dvd that is wonderful for those of us who live too far away to visit all these places in person. i've looked at so many pictures that i recognized many of the island locations. the scenery glows. filming/photography is perfect. i'd like to see more. martin clunes is a fun host. very likable. you could tell he was enjoying taking us round. i watched it, then watched it with another family member. and i could watch it again tomorrow.
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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
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I do love Martin Clunes and with good reason. This is another stupidly good series from the man.

This is a travel programme which is full of chatacter. Martin's passion and excitement is clear. I have learnt about places I didn't know even existed right on my door step. this programme really opens you up to the beauty of our own home and has inspired me to do more travelling around the isles myself!
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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
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