Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers (Animal Planet) – Premieres 8th April – Miniseries
A programme where in each episode, biologist and angler Jeremy Wade heads off to one of the largest waterways on the planet. When there Wade looks into the state of the rivers, and sees how human treatment to them have effected the aquatic life they contain.
During the episode Wade visits a certain section of the river, then slowly heads upstream, where he meets up with locals to get their opinion of the state of the water. There he either heads out with fishermen to see how the fish population has reduced, or local scientists who show him how pollution and illegal dumping have effected the area.
As Wade conducts a couple of small investigations on the state of the water, he then meets up with folks who are trying to reduce the contamination of the river. And afterwards goes about trying to find out if any of the larger apex predators are still living in the waters.
For a nature programme it’s an easy watch and more watchable than expected.