Amazon (2008 TV series)
DVD cover art.
|Directed by||Matt Brandon|
|Presented by||Bruce Parry|
|Theme music composer||Guy Berryman
|Composer(s)||David Ayers, Felix Tod|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Executive producer(s)||Adrian Davies, Richard Klein, Sam Organ|
|Producer(s)||Steve Robinson, Matt Brandon|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Original run||15 September 2008– 20 October 2008|
It began airing on BBC Two on 15 September 2008 and finished on 20 October 2008.
In the series, Parry — a former British Royal Marine — travelled over 6,000 km down the length of the Amazon River. Parry met and lived with tribes, coca growers, loggers and illegal miners during the six part series. On his journey Parry travels by foot, light aircraft and boat.
DVD and book
The series was released as a 2 disc DVD on 3 November 2008. A book to accompany the series was also released.
Songs for Survival
Alongside the Amazon (and the previous Tribe) series a 2-CD album, Songs for Survival, has been released by Kensaltown Records which features a variety of artists such as Mike Oldfield, Johnny Borrell, Hot Chip, The Go! Team, Mystery Jets, and Yusuf Islam. Every track on the album is exclusive, and has been written especially for the project. The theme to Amazon is performed by Apparatjik, a supergroup composed of Guy Berryman, Magne Furuholmen, and Jonas Bjerre (of Coldplay, A-ha and Mew respectively).
- "Coldplay and A-ha team up". Teletext. Retrieved 22 August 2008.