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River Deben to star in new tv show next week

PUBLISHED: 11:03 07 December 2018

The Deben will be at the centre of a new BBC programme next week Picture: EYE FILM

The Deben will be at the centre of a new BBC programme next week Picture: EYE FILM

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A new TV show, River Walks, will be heading to our part of the world on Monday night. Showcasing the Deben from Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt.

Miranda Krestovnikoff said she had come across a fantastic array of wildlife during her river walk Picture: EYE FILMMiranda Krestovnikoff said she had come across a fantastic array of wildlife during her river walk Picture: EYE FILM

River Walks follows a range of presenters as they get to know the people and places along the water’s edge in different parts of the country.

One Show reporter Miranda Krestovnikoff travelled to Suffolk to film the episode which is one of eleven to be shown on Monday .

Miranda has visited the county before but said there was something different about filming this latest show.

“I have done a lot of filming here before but it was lovely to visit bits I had not visited before,” said Miranda.

Miranda Krestovnikoff said she had enjoyed hearing the stories of those along the Deben Picture: EYE FILMMiranda Krestovnikoff said she had enjoyed hearing the stories of those along the Deben Picture: EYE FILM

“Even people in Suffolk are not particularly familiar with this part of the river.

“We usually see it from the land perspective. Seeing this from a river point of view we get a different perspective.”

On her eight-mile trip along the Deben viewers will see Miranda meet with a vast array of characters who live and work in and around the river: some human and others from the animal kingdom.

She was impressed by the dedication and passion of those she met including one of her favourites, Ramsholt harbour master, George Collins.

River Walks will be exploring a route from Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt next week Picture: EYE FILMRiver Walks will be exploring a route from Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt next week Picture: EYE FILM

“Every person I spoke to had this magical link to the river, said Miranda, “people do not want to leave it.”

“George’s father was the harbour master as well. He has got the river in his blood.”

Miranda also visited the team at Sutton Hoo and spoke to them about their plans to expand and went on the trail of local wildlife.

The series was filmed just a few weeks ago towards the start of November and Miranda hopes that despite it being December people will, quite literally, follow in her footsteps.

Miranda Krestovnikoff will be following part of the River Deben on a new show on Monday night Picture: EYE FILMMiranda Krestovnikoff will be following part of the River Deben on a new show on Monday night Picture: EYE FILM

“The fantastic autumn colours we just enhanced by the beautiful sunshine.

“I think that makes it feel more real,” said Miranda.

“I think that’s the beauty of what we were filming. It’s something everybody can do.

“Just take three hours and just do it. Do all of it and end up in the Ramsholt Arms.”

The River Deben episode will air on Monday, December 10 at 7.30pm on BBC 1 and will be available on BBC iPlayer.

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