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River Monsters

  • Episode: 

    1 of 3

  • Title: 

    Giant Superfish
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 17 May 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 20 2016 : Sat 14 May - Fri 20 May
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Giant Superfish
In a special three-part mini-series, freshwater detective Jeremy Wade embarks on a global mission to uncover horrifying killers from the depths of time.
With fearsome fossils being unearthed every week, and scanning technology unlocking the secrets of the dead, the hunt is on to find the greatest river monster ever.
In this first episode Jeremy’s after terrifying giants, from super-sized piranhas to a vanished leviathan the size of a train carriage, that once swam Britain’s seas. Jeremy tracks down extraordinary living fish across the planet to link him to long-lost worlds, but which of the prehistoric terrors has the edge?