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Earth's Great Rivers

Sundays 7.30pm

Show Synopsis

Embark on the ultimate river voyage down three of the world’s most epic rivers – the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi. This series reveals the astonishing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes of these legendary waterways from their source to their mouth.

The latest technology, previously unfilmed locations and drone footage reveals their true character in a way not seen before. Dive into newly discovered Amazon lagoons and swim with gigantic electric eels.

Time-lapse cameras enable a Mississippi barge to zoom hundreds of miles downriver in seconds. And camera traps reveals an incredible cast of iconic African animals reclaiming the ruins of Idi Amin’s extravagant hunting lodge on the banks of the Nile.

This series brings these rivers to the screen in all their surprising and fantastic glory.

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Earth's Great Rivers

Featured Videos

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Episode 1, Series 1

Monday March 30 at 9:40am

Amazon

Episode 1 | Series 1

Documentary revealing the animals, landscapes and people of the greatest river on Earth. From transparent lagoons to pink dolphins, the Amazon hides spectacular secrets.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday April 1 at 9:25pm

Amazon

Episode 1 | Series 1

Documentary revealing the animals, landscapes and people of the greatest river on Earth. From transparent lagoons to pink dolphins, the Amazon hides spectacular secrets.

Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday April 2 at 2:30am

Amazon

Episode 1 | Series 1

Documentary revealing the animals, landscapes and people of the greatest river on Earth. From transparent lagoons to pink dolphins, the Amazon hides spectacular secrets.

Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday April 2 at 10:40am

Amazon

Episode 1 | Series 1

Documentary revealing the animals, landscapes and people of the greatest river on Earth. From transparent lagoons to pink dolphins, the Amazon hides spectacular secrets.

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday April 3 at 7:35pm

Nile

Episode 2 | Series 1

A look at the astonishing wildlife, landscapes and people of the Nile. From elephants and leopards to ancient wonders, its great length is a lifeline for wildlife and cultures.

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