Mark Reynier, MD of Bruichladdich Distillery, sent out a press release about the ITV series Islands of Britain. Islands of Britain is ITV's answer to the very popular BBC series coast which is now in its fourth season. A quote from the ITV website: "Martin Clunes embarks on an epic journey to search for island paradise in a new ITV1 series Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain. Martinâ€™s travels from the most northern tip of Britain to the southerly seas, to visit some of the 1000 or so islands off our shores. In the three-part series the actor explores hidden Britain â€“ the stunning, wild, curious and culturally diverse islands around our coast, and listens to the fascinating stories of what life is like away from the mainland from the people who live there."
During the filming of this series Martin Clunes had a near death experience while diving on a wreck of a puffer in the Inner Hebrides, which is the experience that is referred to in Mark's press release. More about Martin Clunes diving accident can be found in an article at the Daily record. Below the press release from Mark Reynier: Continue reading......Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain sets out to discover the 1000 isles that make up the United Kingdom, and what makes the folk that live there tick. The genial, badly-behaved-man, visited Islay last August to film the engaging three part travelogue. "I was interested to know if island life was intrinsically different to life on the mainland and, having done the series, it probably is.' The actor quipped. The first hour-long episode had an audience of 4.4m (18.7%) making it the second most popular documentary on the channel this year. In the second episode on ITV 1 on Sunday 10th May at 9pm, Clunes visits Islay and experiences his own personal visions of heaven and hell: 'Heaven was a visit to The Bruichladdich Distillery. And hell? A never-to-beforgotten dive on a wreck. I thought I was a goner'.