Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bark: Compulsory viewing

If you've not been watching Amazon with Bruce Parry lately, (what a) shame on you. Parry is a terrific presenter, like Michael Palin in his self-effacing, mildly whimsical, but insightful style, only rather more macho. You wouldn't get Michael Palin hunting caimans (illegally) on the Amazon or jumping from tree to tree as they float down the mighty river (though Palin did write a song about that).

The series has been terrific so far, with Parry doing just about everything from taking psychotropic drugs in tribal rituals to playing football in drag (and being sent off in the process). Very entertaining, and hugely informative - undoubtedly one of the best things on TV at the moment.
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