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River Monsters

  • Episode: 

    5 of 5

  • Title: 

    Death Down Under
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 23 Jun 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 25 2017 : Sat 17 Jun - Fri 23 Jun
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 5 - Death Down Under
 
In the far north of Australia a light aircraft carrying a group of aboriginal elders is forced to ditch in the sea. Six men find themselves in open water, and then disappear - almost without trace. Only a single severed leg is ever recovered.
 
What is in these waters that can take out half a dozen capable men leaving barely a clue? 
 
Extreme angler, Jeremy Wade, travels to the scene and embarks on one of his toughest investigations ever, taking on a roll call of some of the deadliest animals on the planet to track down whatever it was that so brutally killed these men.