You may remember Xander's excellent TV series, Land of the Midnight Sun. If not, I recommend finding someone who still has it recorded (as it's sadly not been issued on DVD)....I'll put the kettle on.
The series was accompanied by a book, which as well as talking about the places visited gave fascinating background about the process of making television. It's witty and informative.
Well now, finally, the book is out in paperback, amusing cover and all. Probably worth shopping around for price, as the hardback is down to around £9 at most places online now.