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Griff's Great Britain

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 11 Jan 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 02 2016 : Sat 09 Jan - Fri 15 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode two
 
Griff explores the picturesque estuaries of Suffolk and Essex in the second part of his journey through the landscape. Amongst his challenges are attempting to eat a Colchester Native and helping to build a replica of the Mayflower - and along the way enjoying the beauty of 'Haywain' country.
 
Future episodes see Griff visiting the Scottish Highlands, Dartmoor, North Yorkshire coast, Lake District, Cotswolds and the Welsh/Shropshire borders. 
 
 
Series overview
 
Following the success of A Great Welsh Adventure, Griff Rhys Jones sets out on a typically intrepid series of explorations and challenges in this brand-new, eight-part series.
 
With his trademark inquisitiveness and thirst for the eclectic and little-known, Griff sets out to explore eight very disparate kinds of quintessentially British terrain, from downs to highlands, coasts to wolds and everything in between – unearthing some quirky and funny facts en route. 
 
Britain is home to a huge variety of landscapes, and their sheer natural abundance takes centre stage as Griff investigates how they have each dictated different ways of living, working and playing – both in the past and as they are now - across the entire country.
 
And as he embarks on each stage of his journey, Griff encounters a unique challenge. It could be posted in a shop window, stuck inside a parking ticket, even emblazoned across a deckchair, and demanding an often bizarre-sounding task, from finding a golden eagle to hunting a vampire.