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World's Most Scenic River Journeys

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Education
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Episode 4: The River Spey, Scotland

Summary

Bill Nighy narrates this journey along the River Spey, travelling from its source in the Cairngorms to where it enters the North Sea. Cameras also follow two river biologists counting the baby salmon population in the highest reaches of the river.
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Review

The idea behind this series is a simple and effective one – set sail from one end of a river and stop when you get to the end. Perfect.

We’re in Scotland on the River Spey, accompanied (voice only) by Bill Nighy, who’s silky-ganache tone isn’t quite defeated by the clichés of the narration, notably the description of a salmon as “this iconic fish.”

Elsewhere, there are lots of “ancients” and “majestics” as we join canoeists along a stretch of the river, who end up on the bank at night, toasting the stars with a wee dram, and hail a couple of gentlemen who gaze in wonder at their beloved Thomas Telford-designed Craigellachie Bridge.

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NarratorBill Nighy

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DirectorAndrew Robbins
Executive producerTom Porter
Executive producerMichael Kot
ProducerAndrew Robbins
Series producerSteve Gamester

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  • Episode 4

    The River Spey, Scotland

    Summary

    Bill Nighy narrates this journey along the River Spey, travelling from its source in the Cairngorms to where it enters the North Sea. Cameras also follow two river biologists counting the baby salmon population in the highest reaches of the river.
    Recommended

    Review

    The idea behind this series is a simple and effective one – set sail from one end of a river and stop when you get to the end. Perfect.

    We’re in Scotland on the River Spey, accompanied (voice only) by Bill Nighy, who’s silky-ganache tone isn’t quite defeated by the clichés of the narration, notably the description of a salmon as “this iconic fish.”

    Elsewhere, there are lots of “ancients” and “majestics” as we join canoeists along a stretch of the river, who end up on the bank at night, toasting the stars with a wee dram, and hail a couple of gentlemen who gaze in wonder at their beloved Thomas Telford-designed Craigellachie Bridge.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorBill Nighy

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAndrew Robbins
    Executive producerTom Porter
    Executive producerMichael Kot
    ProducerAndrew Robbins
    Series producerSteve Gamester
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