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Tribe by Wild in Africa on 1 February 2005 7:52pm
 
Anyone of you in the UK been watching 'Tribe' with Bruce Parry on Monday evenings (9 pm BBC2)?
It's a series that would appeal to Pailinites and has seen the intrepid Bruce experiencing life in remote regions from the Congo to Mongolia. Another man with a stomach of steel judging by some of the things he has consumed (rat stew, live beetles amongst others) which he says he trained for by eating rotten stews and mouldy bread in England before departing.
Watch and enjoy!
 
Re: Tribe by Andy Oakes on 1 February 2005 9:43pm
 
I think its a brilliant programme- Im the only one in my year group that seems to watch it, but its great. A quality programme from the BBC. I still prefer Michael Palin, but the show is brill
 
Re: Tribe by Andy Oakes on 1 February 2005 9:56pm
 
I think its a brilliant programme- Im the only one in my year group that seems to watch it, but its great. A quality programme from the BBC. I still prefer Michael Palin, but the show is brill
 
Re: Tribe by Andy Oakes on 1 February 2005 10:01pm
 
I think its a brilliant programme- Im the only one in my year group that seems to watch it, but its great. A quality programme from the BBC. I still prefer Michael Palin, but the show is brill
 
Re: Tribe by Diamond on 2 February 2005 12:16am
 
I have been watching this programme and thoroughly enjoying it - i think that bruce is so good to take part in all that he does - especially the initiation ceremony the other week where he had to take the root that was going to induce hallucinations etc - the ethos that tribe had was very profound - a really good series well worth watching

the last one was about the nomads in mongolia and he lost his horse!! and saddle bag too but he puts so much enthusiasm in to each programme - would love to meet him one day too - he seems a really genuine guy

(by the way WIA how is Mrs Africa and the new born one??)
 
Re: Tribe by Godfather on 2 February 2005 1:03am
 
Haha. I was going to post about this today, and thought i had. But i must have forgotten about it. Oddly enough,i first saw it at about 2:30 in the morning the other week. One of those showings where there is a man to the right of the screen doing sign language. I thought it must be one of those early morning education programs or something. I ended up staying up to watch the entire thing because it was so fascinating.

It was the episode where he stayed with an African tribe (Ethiopia i think) and was practising for the stick fight. But the head honcho would not let him fight at the last minute,for fear of him being killed on the spot. Great program. But i simply didn't realize it was a series. Last night i caught the last 5 minutes of that Mongolia episode and realized it was the same guy. And, noticed it was program 5 of 6. So only one more episode. I've missed the bloody lot by the looks of it.

 
Re: Tribe by kazzzz on 2 February 2005 1:24am
 
I saw the eposiode of Bruce in New Guinea and I've never seen anything like it..the extremes the man went to..he even had his nose pierced with a great lump of wood...he was in total agony!!
Amazing man amazing series...11 out of 10!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/01/03/ftribe03.xml
 
Re: Tribe by Wild in Africa on 2 February 2005 2:09am
 
Glad you all have been enjoying it as much as me. Sorry to see though that the BBC series Wildlife on One is coming to an end after so many years. David Attenborough has also been one of my favourite presenters over the years.
Thanks Diamond, Mum and baby doing well though we are learning the meaning of sleep deprivation.
 
Re: Tribe by GillP on 2 February 2005 4:04pm
 
I've really enjoyed this too.

One of the marks of a good programme for me is where you feel as if you've been watching a lot longer than you actually have.(though I accept this might equally apply to something boring !) So .... although an hour long, it's so interesting you really do feel you've got your money's worth. Both Tribe and the various Palin adventures fall into this category for me.

Bruce Parry - in a similar fashion to Michael - comes across as a "nice" guy, who certainly doesn't mock, condescend to or recoil from other people's cultures and lifestyles. I really do hope that he might be tempted to do a second series - the comparatively brief snapshot into other worlds is fascinating, eye opening and very often amusing too.

I did wonder if he were going to write the inevitable book to accompany the series. I thought this might be a good opportunity to expand on some of the customs and social structures of the people(s) featured which are mentioned only in passing ?
 
Re: Tribe by Louise on 3 February 2005 1:27am
 
Oops, I appear to have missed this series. Rat stew? Not rat tart, then.

Flipping through the Radio Times, I nearly mistook Michael Wood for MP. Then I realised the shirt wasn`t right.
 
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