Amazon (2008 TV series)

Amazon (also known as Amazon with Bruce Parry) is a BBC documentary television series co-produced by the Endeavour Productions and Indus Films, and hosted by Bruce Parry.

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DVD cover
Directed byMatt Brandon
Presented byBruce Parry
StarringBruce Parry
Theme music composerGuy Berryman
Magne Furuholmen
Jonas Bjerre
ComposersDavid Ayers, Felix Tod
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producersAdrian Davies, Richard Klein, Sam Organ
ProducersSteve Robinson, Matt Brandon
Production locationAmazon River
CinematographyMatt Norman
Zubin Sarosh (location audio)
EditorGwynfor Llewellyn
Running time45 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Original release15 September (2008-09-15) –
20 October 2008 (2008-10-20)
Related showsTribe
External links
Production website

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.

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
1"Episode 1"15 September 2008 (2008-09-15)
2"Episode 2"22 September 2008 (2008-09-22)
3"Episode 3"29 September 2008 (2008-09-29)
4"Episode 4"6 October 2008 (2008-10-06)
5"Episode 5"13 October 2008 (2008-10-13)
6"Episode 6"20 October 2008 (2008-10-20)

Songs for SurvivalEdit

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. Archived from the original on 26 August 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2008.

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