Sacred Rivers With Simon Reeve

Confirmed for BBC Two on 5 October at 9.00pm to 10.00pm

Ep 1/3

Sunday 5 October



In a new three-part series for BBC Two, belief, history, ecology and travelogue combine as adventurer Simon Reeve discovers stories from parts of the world that cannot be grasped without understanding the vast influence of their rivers.

This series demonstrates that the world’s most sacred rivers don’t just flow through countries, they define them.

Simon travels from source to sea along the world’s longest river, the Nile. His journey will take him from the holy source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian highlands, through the desert of Sudan and onwards through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

The life-giving river has forged some of our earliest civilisations and influenced some of our greatest religions. But with populations along its banks rising fast, Nile countries are demanding an ever-greater share of the sacred waters, threatening the stability of the entire region.