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'The World's Most Scenic River Journeys' — everything you need to know about the Channel 5 travel show

The World's Most Scenic River Journeys
The World's Most Scenic River Journeys. (Image credit: Saloon Media/Britespark films)

The World's Most Scenic River Journeys follows the success of The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys on Channel 5, which explored some of the most iconic railways by talking to those who travel on, work on and live beside them.

The World's Most Scenic River Journeys will take on a similar format, this time exploring the waterways of the world. 

If you're looking for a great new show to tame your travel bug while holidays are a no-go, then this is the programme for you. 

Here is everything you need to know about The World's Most Scenic River Journeys...

When is The World's Most Scenic River Journeys on?

The World's Most Scenic River Journeys is a six-part series which starts on Friday April 2 at 8pm on Channel 5. 

The series will air at the same time each week and you can catch up on missed episodes on My5

What is The World's Most Scenic River Journeys about?

This inspiring travel show will explore some of the most famous rivers in the world, bringing you beautiful scenery along with the calming and relaxing tones of narrator Bill Nighy. 

The first episode will take us on a journey down the Niagara River, before arriving at the world-famous Niagara Falls, where three-quarters of America's surface water thunders down a 180-foot-drop. 

But as The World's Most Scenic River Journeys reveals, there is much more to this famous landmark than being a tourist hotspot. The show will also look at rock formations, deep gorges and some of the pretty towns dotted along the river. 

Episode two will take viewers to River Spey in Scotland, following the water as it begins in the Cairngorm Mountains and flows down through magnificent scenery including the ancient Rothiemurchus Forest and Ballindalloch Castle. 

We will also meet some of the people who love the river including wild swimmers, landowners, rangers and a fly-fishing teacher. 

Is there a trailer?

Not yet, but we will update this page if one is released. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.