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Duration: 1 hour

Actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones sets out on an adventure to explore how rivers have influenced, nurtured and powered our lives throughout history. From the raging torrents of Scotland to the reflective flatlands of East Anglia, Griff barges, canoes, swims and sails his way along a hidden network which has been the lifeblood of Britain.

Griff starts his journey with the wild rivers of Scotland. He travels east, upstream from Kinlochleven, into one of the most remote areas of the country, then follows the fast and furious course of the water downstream to Perth. He milks fish for their eggs, goes canyoning, and canoes a fast-flowing river that fallen pine trees have turned into an obstacle course.

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  • Photo: On the River Tay

    Photo: On the River Tay

    From an adjacent boat, the cameraman films Griff Rhys Jones on the river.

  • Photo: A break from filming

    Photo: A break from filming

    Griff and the crew take a break from filming on the River Tay, near Dunkeld in Perthshire.

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Presenter
Griff Rhys Jones
Presenter
Griff Rhys Jones
Producer
Ross Harper
Producer
Ross Harper
Director
Ross Harper
Director
Ross Harper
Producer
Clare Paterson

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