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British Isles:

see Great BritainGreat Britain,
officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2011 pop. 63,181,775), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.
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Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain ITV1, Sunday 9pm Martin Clunes
I miss Philippa and our daughter Emily so much when I am away that I made sure the filming schedule on Islands Of Britain meant I never had to be absent from home for more than a week.
The title of Martin's new TV project may be Islands Of Britain but even the most casual observer would recognise a Scottish slant to the three-part series.
And his three-parter about the islands of Britain allows him to pursue another subject that fascinates him.
Critics might argue there is rather more of a random feel about Islands Of Britain than there ever was about his dog docos.
Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain (ITV1, 9pm) Fast approaching national treasure status, as our favourite comic actor Martin Clunes celebrates our homeland by exploring a few of Britain's islands, of which there are nearly 1,000.
For a terrible moment at the start of this show, I actually thought it was called Martin Clunes' Islands of Britain.
THE TOP COUPLE: Martin Freeman and Rachael Stirling Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain, ITV, Sunday
But how do you get around the fact that for a big number of us round here - and we are hardly a minority in the wild faraway mountains or islands of Britain - digital TV and radio just does not work?