Amazon (2008 TV series)
|Directed by||Matt Brandon|
|Presented by||Bruce Parry|
|Theme music composer||Guy Berryman|
|Composers||David Ayers, Felix Tod|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Adrian Davies, Richard Klein, Sam Organ|
|Producers||Steve Robinson, Matt Brandon|
|Production location||Amazon River|
Zubin Sarosh (location audio)
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Original release||15 September –|
20 October 2008
In the series, Parry—a former British Royal Marine—travels more than 6,000 km down the Amazon River, by boat, light aircraft, and on foot. Over the course of six episodes, he meets and lives with indigenous peoples, coca farmers, loggers, and illegal miners.
The series was released on a two-disc DVD set on 3 November 2008. A book to accompany the series was also published.
It began airing on BBC Two on 15 September 2008 and finished on 20 October 2008.
|Title||Original air date|
|1||"Episode 1"||15 September 2008|
|2||"Episode 2"||22 September 2008|
|3||"Episode 3"||29 September 2008|
|4||"Episode 4"||6 October 2008|
|5||"Episode 5"||13 October 2008|
|6||"Episode 6"||20 October 2008|
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).