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Season 1

  • S01E01 The Amazon

    • January 1, 2019
    • BBC Two

    The Amazon is the greatest river on Earth, transporting a fifth of the world’s fresh water. It hides secret worlds and exotic creatures: giant electric eels, giant otters and a thermal river capable of boiling you alive! Discover the newly explored Amazon reef and a spectacular river carnival on some of the most surprising and beautiful beaches on Earth.

  • S01E02 The Nile

    • January 2, 2019
    • BBC Two

    As the Nile makes its record-breaking journey from the tropical heart of Africa, across the world’s hottest desert to finally reach Egypt, it becomes an increasingly vital lifeline for its diverse people and fantastic wildlife. Its life-giving properties are truly miraculous, allowing great civilisations to thrive in a desolate and arid region, but this once sacred river now faces an uncertain future.

  • S01E03 The Mississippi

    • January 3, 2019
    • BBC Two

    No other river unites a country in the way that the Mississippi unites America. It reaches from the frozen fringes of the far north to the hot and steamy south, its fingers stretch into nearly half of the USA collecting water from 31 states. Along its journey it brings together the people and the extraordinary wildlife of this great country. Discover the fertile, mysterious Atchafalaya a vast wetland area ruled by Alligators and one of the richest and most diverse wilderness regions of the states where racoons and beavers rub alongside tropical specialities such as Roseate Spoonbills and emerald-green Anole lizards. In Minnesota thousands of Pelicans convene in Spring to perform balletic, synchronised fishing displays and in the frozen wilderness of Yellowstone Park a handful of tenacious Coyotes risk severe hypothermia to fish in bone-chilling water.