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Ellie Harrison visits two very different rivers - the Tyne in Newcastle city centre and a chalk stream in rural Dorset - to find out how their wildlife is faring in this constantly changing habitat. She discovers an unusual arrival - a seabird nesting five miles from the sea on Tyne Bridge - and goes 'wild swimming' to recapture memories of her childhood.

Gordon Buchanan finds out how we are giving river salmon a helping hand; Philippa Forrester goes in search of our most iconic and beautiful river bird, the kingfisher; and Miranda Krestovnikoff discovers how, at the 11th hour, we may be able to save the native white-clawed crayfish. Finally, Ellie goes in search of the elusive otter - will she see one?

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 24 Sep 2013 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterEllie Harrison
PresenterGordon Buchanan
PresenterPhilippa Forrester
PresenterMiranda Krestovnikoff
Executive ProducerBridget Boseley

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