The Thames is the most famous and best loved of English rivers, for centuries an inspiration to writer and artist alike.This programme captures the delights of its upper reaches in a journey commencing at the river’s official head of navigation, Lechlade in Gloucestershire, and continuing down as far as the approach to Reading, in Berkshire.A distance of some 70 miles, this winding course is far removed from the busy Capital waterway so often associated with the Thames. Instead, it takes us through many river-side towns and villages full of character and individual charm.Join us on this cruise through English history, and view first hand the manors, abbeys and battle sites that line its ancient banks.We also go in search of this celebrated river’s source, with surprising results… (Run Length 80 mins)
This programme has been completely remade from scratch in 2010. Filmed and edited in high definition it replaces the existing programme of the same name.
In PAL DVD-R format, suitable for the UK, European and Australia / New Zealand markets. Will also play in laptops anywhere.