The immortal charm of 'The Compleat Angler' has ensured its place in literary history. Written by Izaak Walton in 1653, it concerns the efforts of an experience fisherman as he imparts his wisdom to a novice, eager to learn. The delightful way in which the lore of the river is conveyed, has made it as popular with lovers of literature as it has with anglers keen to gain insight from the lifetime's experience of a true master. Now, for the first time, two avid fishermen with a sense of history retrace the journey of the book and explore the locations, the fish and the methods that Izaak so beautifully describes. Geoffrey Palmer, one of Britain's best loved actors, with his dry wit and endearing charm is perfectly complemented by the encyclopeadic knowledge of successful East Ender Rae Borras. Together they explore what remains of the world of Izaak Walton. They visit some of his favourite haunts and try methods that he would have used 350 years ago.
As much about two great characters who share a passion as it is about fishing, the warm, often humorous series oozes a gentle charm that will enthral and seduce fishermen and non fishermen alike. Includes 15 minutes of previously unseen footage.
Release Date: 15 September 2008