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Shannon Wildlife Documenary Gets Repeat Screening On BBC This Weekend

17th July 2015
Shannon Wildlife Documenary Gets Repeat Screening On BBC This Weekend

#Shannon - Viewers in the UK and Ireland will have another opportunity to catch an award-winning wildlife documentary on the River Shannon this Sunday 19 July on BBC Two.

Broadcast last night (Thursday 16 July) as part of the channel's Natural World strand, Ireland's Wild River - The Mighty Shannon might be familiar to RTÉ viewers as a new version of the two-part TV series The Secret Life of the Shannon screened in 2013.

Also known as On a River in Ireland, the film follows presenter Colin Stafford Johnson along the 340km stretch in his canoe, revealing the beauty of its varied habitats, flora and fauna.

The groundbreaking nature film was recognised at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the Bristol Wildscreen Film Festival – AKA the 'Green Oscars' – for its spectacular footage captured with technology previously used in the film Inception, resulting in breathtaking shots of bats, whooper swans, kingfishers and dragonflies flying and diving in show motion.

Ireland's Wild River - The Mighty Shannon will be screened again this Sunday 19 July at 5.50pm on BBC Two NI. Viewers in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK will have further opportunity to watch at their leisure via the BBC iPlayer service for the next four weeks.

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