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River Monsters

  • 2013
  • Season 5
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

Jeremy hunts for an elusive lake monster on the site of the Chernobyl disaster; travels to Colombia to search for a fish suspected of dragging a woman to her death; and visits Central America to track down a marine creature believed to be 8ft in length and weighing 300lbs.

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Episode 2: Atomic Assassin

Summary

Reports of attacks in a remote part of Ukraine take extreme angler Jeremy Wade on a hunt for an elusive lake monster, and to the site of the world's worst nuclear accident - Chernobyl's reactor number four. Can he reveal the culprit and deliver it to the scientists searching for evidence of mutant species?

Review

Jeremy Wade has never been one for quietly fishing on the banks of a gently flowing river. However, casting his line in the cooling pond at Chernobyl, site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, is extreme, even for him.

His starting point is a story about a monster catfish with phenomenal strength that’s savaged locals in Ukraine, but he soon moves on to become the first person allowed to investigate the effects radiation has had on the fish population near the Chernobyl reactor. It’s a brief exploration because of the danger of radiation exposure, and I have to admit to being disappointed that he didn’t find a three-eyed Simpsons-style mutant lurking in the depths.

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Languages
English | Ukrainian
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterJeremy Wade
DirectorCharlie Bingham
ProducerAndie Clare
Executive producerHarry Marshall
Executive producerLucy Carter

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  • Summary

    Reports of attacks in a remote part of Ukraine take extreme angler Jeremy Wade on a hunt for an elusive lake monster, and to the site of the world's worst nuclear accident - Chernobyl's reactor number four. Can he reveal the culprit and deliver it to the scientists searching for evidence of mutant species?

    Review

    Jeremy Wade has never been one for quietly fishing on the banks of a gently flowing river. However, casting his line in the cooling pond at Chernobyl, site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, is extreme, even for him.

    His starting point is a story about a monster catfish with phenomenal strength that’s savaged locals in Ukraine, but he soon moves on to become the first person allowed to investigate the effects radiation has had on the fish population near the Chernobyl reactor. It’s a brief exploration because of the danger of radiation exposure, and I have to admit to being disappointed that he didn’t find a three-eyed Simpsons-style mutant lurking in the depths.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    English | Ukrainian
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterJeremy Wade
    DirectorCharlie Bingham
    ProducerAndie Clare
    Executive producerHarry Marshall
    Executive producerLucy Carter
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