Airdate: Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones

By David Knox on February 17, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 5

What is it about comedians and rivers?

UK comedian Griff Rhys Jones will host a series in which he explores the rivers of Britain, to screen on ABC1.

Who remembers A River Somewhere with Rob Sitch and Tom Gleisner, produced by Santo Cilauro? And then there was John Doyle appeared in Two Men In A Tinnie. This week we also got word Jimeoin would include fishing in his new Comedy Channel series.

Must be tough on the boards ….and cathartic in the wet…

Actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones sets out on a fresh adventure to explore how rivers have influenced, nurtured and powered lives throughout history in this captivating new series.

From the powerful torrents of Scotland to the flatlands of East Anglia, Griff barges, canoes, swims, walks and sails his way along this often hidden network which has been the lifeblood of Britain.

In Scotland, he travels upstream from Kinlochleven into one of the most remote areas of the country and follows the fast and furious course of water downstream to Perth.

Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones airs 8:30pm Tuesday March 2nd on ABC1.

5 Comments »

  1. FRED March 31, 2010 at 9:16 am -

    I grew up on the Fens fifty years ago and to watch the show last night simply blessed my heart and I went to bed with a smile on my face, Thankyou so much. Fred Barrett. Qld Australia.

  2. John out West February 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm -

    His program on British mountains and the one about traveling down the Thames were quite watchable.

  3. Stan February 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm -

    I like him! He was great on a small Russell T Davis show called ‘Mine All Mine’ from ITV. I don’t think it made it to Australia?

    I’ll be watching this! Is it a BBC programme?

  4. mick February 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm -

    I’d hardly call Griff a ‘celebrity’ and he’s far from D-list.

  5. Steve February 17, 2010 at 8:27 am -

    Groan! Find a D-list celebrity and send them out with a camera crew. Cheap filler TV – but then it ticks the boxes – family entertainment and its educational. Right. ;-)

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