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The story of the River Taff. Will Millard travels from its source in the Brecon Beacons National Park to Merthyr Tydfil, and fishes for wild brown trout in an unlikely location.

Writer and fisherman Will Millard tells the extraordinary story of how the River Taff came back from the dead. This river, once so polluted by heavy industry that no fish could live there, has now become one of the best salmon and trout rivers in Wales. Will travels from the source high in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park to Merthyr Tydfil where he discovers that the town's ironworks were once vital to the British Empire. Along the way he trains with a mountain rescue team facing a unique set of challenges, meets a group of conservationists working to protect a magical, hidden valley and fishes for wild brown trout in the most unlikely location.

29 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Nov 2019 19:30

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Ian Britt

    Me and My Friend Cupid

  • 00:06

    White Noise Research

    An Afternoon On Condale Lake

  • 00:08

    Offenbarung 23

    Insomnia Teil 12

  • 00:09

    Jack Slaughter - Tochter Des Lichts

    Bedrohung Aus Dem All - Teil 34

  • 00:15

    John Smith

    Freezing Winds of Change

  • 00:16

    Seth Lakeman

    The Watchmaker's Rhyme

  • 00:17

    Lou Rhodes


  • 00:23

    The xx



Role Contributor
Presenter Will Millard
Producer Luke Pavey
Director Luke Pavey
Executive Producer Steve Robinson


Live video Q&A - watch how it went

Live video Q&A - watch how it went

Watch a recording of a live Q&A with Will Millard from 19 February 2016.