Rivers 1/2. Altitude sickness is just one of the delights awaiting
Ben Anderson on the Amazon,
Ganges and Congo rivers. Starting in the Andes, he trains with elite police and joins a group of peasants who mount a takeover from rich farmers. In India, Ben visits the holy city of Varanasi, where the volume of burials has turned the Ganges into a health hazard. At the Congo river, Ben meets passengers waiting for a ferry that has never left and soldiers extorting taxes under the nose of the UN. More at the same time tomorrow. New.
Friday Helen Mirren , Bob Hoskins and Derek Thompson recall the gangster film regarded as one of the best British movies ever made.
Producer Barry Hanson , writer Barrie Keefe and director John MacKenzie also discuss its production and controversial release. Presented by Kirsty Wark.
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