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DVD Videos

The following selection of television programmes, available on DVD, are a great way to learn a bit more about Britain before your visit and may give you ideas on what to see.

A Picture Of Britain - Complete BBC TV Series


Take a journey through Britain that explores the beauty and contrasts of scenery that inspired artists, poets, writers and composers. Features the landscapes and seascapes of the North that are linked with Turner and Wordsworth, the landscapes and skies of Constable's Suffolk and the West Country of Conan Doyle.

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Mountain - Exploring Britain's High Places: Complete BBC TV Series


Travelling the length of the UK by journeying across the rooftops of Britain, Griff Rhys Jones explores some of the most arduous and roughest mountain landscapes. It is a journey that takes him from the remotest areas of Northern Scotland to the wilds of Dartmoor in the South West, including some of Britain's most beautiful, rugged and fascinating locations. Along the way, he also reveals how these dramatic terrains came into existence.

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British Isles: A Natural History


Alan Titchmarsh explores the natural history of the United Kingdom in this 8 part BBC series.

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Great British Journeys : Complete BBC Series 1


In this fascinating BBC series, intrepid traveler Nick Crane (Coast, Map Man) investigates eight epic and challenging journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers.

Over eight episodes, Crane travels by foot, horse and bicycle, through our wildest landscapes. He follows eight historical journeys into uncharted territory, exploring both physical and human landscapes and revealing defining periods of social and industrial change.

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Coast - Complete BBC TV Series 1


The first series of the BAFTA award winning TV series from the BBC. Presenter Neil Oliver explores stretches of the UK’s shoreline.

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Britain From Above


Andrew Marr takes us on an epic journey to tell the story of Britain as we very rarely see her – From Above.

From helicopters, planes, hang gliders and satellites he gives us the big picture of these busy little islands. Seen in spectacular clarity we see Britain’s beautiful, often mysterious and endlessly varied landscapes. We swoop over the teeming cityscapes and meet the people whose work takes them high above us to monitor and manage the many visible and invisible networks that keep the whole nation working.

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