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River Journeys


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A series in six parts 2:The Nile
Brian Thompson sits in a wind-blown tent in Juba, deep in the heart of Sudan. A local magician predicts a journey by boat. Outside his front door runs the longest river in the world - the Nile. His journey takes him across the eerie emptiness of the Sudd - a quarter of a million square miles of floating swamp.
From the simple cabins of the mail packet Kerbekan to the comfort and antics of a fancy dress party on board a luxurious floating hotel. By bus across a seemingly infinite desert to the splendour of Luxor and Karnak where once the streets were paved with gold. Written and presented by BRIAN THOMPSON
Music by BRIAN ENO
Photography COUN MUNN (R)


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Presented By: Brian Thompson
Music By: Brian Eno

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