Nature

Ireland's Wild River

Season 31, Episode 7 of 13

The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway -- a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river -- camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/2/2014
6 p.m.
3/2/2014
10 p.m.
3/3/2014
6 a.m.
3/3/2014
noon
3/29/2015
6 p.m.
3/29/2015
10 p.m.
3/30/2015
6 a.m.
3/30/2015
noon
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