In this hugely successful BBC ONE series, actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones sets out with his trusted companion, Cadbury the dog, to explore how rivers have influenced, nurtured and powered our lives and the world we live in. From the raging torrents of Scotland to the reflective flatlands of East Anglia, Griff barges, canoes, swims and sails his way along a vast network of rivers, discovering how these great waterways have channelled the lifeblood of Britain throughout history and shaped the nation’s culture and landscape.
Viewed by millions, this enthralling and highly entertaining journey lands Griff in all manner of encounters and experiences, from training with professional rowers and milking fish for eggs to building his own boat and being baptised.
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Scotland: Produced and Directed by Ross Harper
North: Produced and Directed by Jim Funnell
West: Produced and Directed by Konrad Begg
The Lea: Produced and Directed by Suzanne Phillips
East: Produced and Directed by Jamie Muir
5 x 60' BBC ONE
Executive Producers- Simon Mansfield, Clare Paterson and Ludo Graham
First transmitted Sunday26th July – 23rd August 2009 on BBC ONE & BBC HD