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Earth's Great Rivers

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

Revealing the extraordinary animals, astonishing landscapes and remarkable people who live alongside the Amazon, Mississippi and Nile.

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Episode 2: Nile: Earth's Great Rivers

Summary

Following the astonishing wildlife, landscapes and people of the world's longest river, the Nile, beginning in the tropical mountain range of the Rwenzoris, home to one of the world's strangest birds, the shoebill stork. Then, cameras follow the Nile's journey as it travels through the wild Savannah lands of Uganda, before reaching the Ethiopian highlands where it receives an injection of water far to the East.
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Review

There’s so much more to the Nile than pyramids and pharaohs. Not surprising really as it’s 4,000 miles long and swirls down from the Rwenzoris mountains past an extraordinary variety of landscapes, people and wildlife before it meets the Mediterranean.

Biblical numbers of flies swarm above Lake Victoria, warthogs snuffle around Idi Amin’s abandoned country residence, “Kayaking Queen” Amina Tayona braves the ferocious rapids, while in South Sudan the river slows to become a huge, swampy barrier the size of England before crossing the Sahara. Everything relies on the Nile’s water to survive but catastrophically it’s predicted that the densely populated Cairo will be running dry by 2025.

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NarratorDavid Oyelowo

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Executive producerJames Honeyborne
Executive producerRoger Webb
ProducerLydia Baines
Series producerMark Flowers

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  • Episode 2

    Nile: Earth's Great Rivers

    Summary

    Following the astonishing wildlife, landscapes and people of the world's longest river, the Nile, beginning in the tropical mountain range of the Rwenzoris, home to one of the world's strangest birds, the shoebill stork. Then, cameras follow the Nile's journey as it travels through the wild Savannah lands of Uganda, before reaching the Ethiopian highlands where it receives an injection of water far to the East.
    Recommended

    Review

    There’s so much more to the Nile than pyramids and pharaohs. Not surprising really as it’s 4,000 miles long and swirls down from the Rwenzoris mountains past an extraordinary variety of landscapes, people and wildlife before it meets the Mediterranean.

    Biblical numbers of flies swarm above Lake Victoria, warthogs snuffle around Idi Amin’s abandoned country residence, “Kayaking Queen” Amina Tayona braves the ferocious rapids, while in South Sudan the river slows to become a huge, swampy barrier the size of England before crossing the Sahara. Everything relies on the Nile’s water to survive but catastrophically it’s predicted that the densely populated Cairo will be running dry by 2025.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorDavid Oyelowo

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerJames Honeyborne
    Executive producerRoger Webb
    ProducerLydia Baines
    Series producerMark Flowers
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