The Taff: The River That Made Wales is now airing on BBC Four
The Taff: The River That Made Wales airs every Tuesday at 8pm on BBC Four.
Originally broadcast on BBC One Wales as The River Taff with Will Millard, the three-part series follows writer and fisherman Will as he tells the extraordinary story of how the River Taff came back from the dead. This river, once so polluted by heavy industry that no fish could live there, has now become one of the best salmon and trout rivers in Wales.
Our guide travels from the source high in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park to Merthyr Tydfil, where he discovers that the town’s ironworks were once vital to the British Empire. Along the way he trains with a mountain rescue team facing a unique set of challenges, meets a group of conservationists working to protect a magical, hidden valley and fishes for wild brown trout in the most unlikely location.