The Lake District with Simon Reeve.

Steer

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All his documentaries are great. Enjoyed the Cornwall one last year. I like th eway that he looks past the obvious and talks about real issue affecting real people.

The Americas one was amazing from a few years ago. Uncovered a really nasty side to Canada that I wascompletely unaware of.
 

r00fie1

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A wonderful place The Lake District, although the amount of cars on the roads makes it a dangerous place for walkers and cyclists.
Loweswater - very early misty morning on the way to Tynemouth.
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Norman_Conquest

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His book 'Step by Step' is a very good read and I would recommend it to anyone. I also notice he's got a new book out called 'Journey's to Impossible Places.'

Reeves struggled with behaviour problems in his earlier life, he received behaviour support for setting fires and could have easily taken a different route in life. It is amazing to say he is one of Britain's top Author's, journalists & film producers after he left school with no qualifications. I honestly can't think of any programme he's presented that I haven't enjoyed.
 

sambaDTR

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Watched the last one tonight on catchup. He went into Sellafield and showed what is was like inside. Jesus. Hope nobody drops a bomb with all that stuff inside. 10,000 people are employed just to keep it safe for the next 100 years. Mentioned the fire in 1957 when it was called Windscale. This was the year before I was born. I nearly wasn’t!
 
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Cardiffdaffs

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Watched the last one tonight on catchup. He went into Sellafield and showed what is was like inside. Jesus. Hope nobody drops a bomb with all that stuff inside. 10,000 people are employed just to keep it safe for the next 100 years. Mentioned the fire in 1957 when it was called Winscale. This was the year before I was born. I nearly wasn’t!
Talking of Windscale reminded me of this Not the Nine O’clock News Sketch

 

Norman_Conquest

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Watched the last one tonight on catchup. He went into Sellafield and showed what is was like inside. Jesus. Hope nobody drops a bomb with all that stuff inside. 10,000 people are employed just to keep it safe for the next 100 years. Mentioned the fire in 1957 when it was called Winscale. This was the year before I was born. I nearly wasn’t!
I, like many others in this area, worked at Sellafield on the Thorpe site in the 80's and can still remember when I went over to test out (welding test). We drove through some beautiful countryside and came over a hill and Sellafield came into view. Sellafield looked totally out of place sat in a valley leading to the coastline, it had a menacing presence about it and looked out of place. The surrounding towns and villages of Egremont, Cleator Moor and Whitehaven had all seen better days and relied on the jobs that Sellafield provided. I worked on Thorpe for three years, made some good friends and loved the area. I spent hours on the fell's surrounding Ennerdale after work and even became a regular at the dog trials.
 
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Zoophonic

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The lady protecting the red squirrels was an interesting watch. I was unaware that they had been so obliterated by the grey squirrel pox which when transmitted by contact to reds kills them.
 

SocraTees

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Most of his stuff is on iplayer and if you haven’t seen his series on Russia I would definitely recommend. He’s such an engaging character and I do like his sensitive side when he shines his light in some very dark places. Great tv.
 
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