- Amazon (2008 TV series)
show_name = Amazon
director = Matt Brandon
Guy Berryman, Magne Furuholmenand Jonas Bjerre
composer = David Ayers, Felix Tod
language = English
num_seasons = 1
executive_producer = Adrian Davies, Richard Klein, Sam Organ
producer = Steve Robinson, Matt Brandon
asst_producer = Almudena Garcia-Parrado
editor = Gwynfor Llewellyn
cinematography = Matt Norman
runtime = 60 mins
15 September 2008
related = "Tribe"
website = http://www.bbc.co.uk/amazon/
imdb_id = 1288682
"Amazon" is a
BBCdocumentary television seriesco-produced by the Endeavour Productionsand Indus Films, and hosted by Bruce Parry. It began airing on BBC2on 15 September 2008.
In the series, Parry — a former British Royal Marine — travels over 6,000 km down the length of the
Amazon River. Parry will meet and live with tribes, coca growers, loggers and illegal miners during the six part series. On his journey Parry travels by foot, light aircraft and boat.
"Songs for Survival"
Alongside the "Amazon" (and the previous "Tribe") series a 2CD album, "
Songs for Survival", has been released by Kensaltown Recordswhich features a variety of artists such as Mike Oldfield, Johnny Borrell, Hot Chip, The Go! Team, Mystery Jetsand 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 comprised of Guy Berryman, Magne Furuholmenand Jonas Bjerre(of Coldplay, A-haand Mew respectively) [cite web |url=http://www.teletext.co.uk/planetsound/news/3374790848323d90a6c099afcc851183/Coldplay+and+A-ha+team+up.aspx |title=Coldplay and A-ha team up |publisher=Teletext |accessdate=2008-08-22] .
* [http://www.indusfilms.com/Amazon.asp "Amazon"] at Indus Films
* [http://www.bruceparry.com/ Bruce Parry's website]
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