Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along four of the great rivers of Britain, meeting the people who make the rivers what they are, unearthing their history and traditions and exploring their wildlife. Jeremy travels along the Mersey, from the wuthering heights of the Peak District to the sands of the estuary at Liverpool.
He investigates the river’s part in creating modern industry, and finds that today it has recovered from historic pollution to become a haven for wildlife of all sorts. He goes electrofishing for brown trout in the river, scales the heights of the tallest bridge on the Mersey, and tracks down the mysterious ‘Mersey mermaids’ in their watery home.
Executive Producer: Harry Bell
Series Producer and Director: David Wilson
Production Company: Tern Television
Rivers With Jeremy Paxman Episode 3 airs on Sunday 19 March 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.