Amazon (2008 TV series)

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DVD cover art.
Genre Reality
Directed by Matt Brandon
Presented by Bruce Parry
Starring Bruce Parry
Theme music composer Guy Berryman
Magne Furuholmen
Jonas Bjerre
Composer(s) David Ayers, Felix Tod
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Executive producer(s) Adrian Davies, Richard Klein, Sam Organ
Producer(s) Steve Robinson, Matt Brandon
Editor(s) Gwynfor Llewellyn
Location(s) Amazon River
Cinematography Matt Norman
Zubin Sarosh (location audio)
Running time 45 minutes
Original network BBC Two
Original release 15 September (2008-09-15) – 20 October 2008 (2008-10-20)
Related shows Tribe
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Amazon is a BBC documentary television series co-produced by the Endeavour Productions and Indus Films, and hosted by Bruce Parry.


It began airing on BBC Two on 15 September 2008 and finished on 20 October 2008.

Show content[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Main article: 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).[1]


  1. ^ "Coldplay and A-ha team up". Teletext. Retrieved 22 August 2008. 

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