Nature

Ireland's Wild River

Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, March 29, 12 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, March 29, 10 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, March 29, 8 p.m. on World
Monday, March 30, 12 a.m. on World
Monday, March 30, 8 a.m. on World
Monday, March 30, 2 p.m. on World
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The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway -- a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river -- camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.
 

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