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Griff's Great Britain

  • Episode: 

    6 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 08 Feb 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 06 2016 : Sat 06 Feb - Fri 12 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 6
 
This week finds Griff exploring the dramatic and beautiful landscape of the Lake District. Along the way he meets the man who made the longest Cumberland Sausage in the world, attempts to speed along the steepest road in Britain and crosses the terrifying Infinity Bridge - but can he break the record for the slowest water ski in history?  
 
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.