Skip to main content

Take the plunge with River Hunters

Take the plunge with River Hunters

We chat exclusively with host Rick Edwards about this fascinating new series on HISTORY®

Discover the incredible secrets of Britain’s rivers in this enlightening – and surprisingly funny – new series…

River Hunters, Monday 18 March, 9pm, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

It might be hard to believe, but the UK’s rivers aren’t just home to abandoned shopping trolleys and empty crisp packets. There’s so much more to discover in our waterways, including historical artefacts dating back thousands of years.


Locating these sunken relics is the focus of brand new series River Hunters on HISTORY. Over eight enthralling episodes, presenter Rick Edwards will team up with detectorist and YouTuber Beau Ouimette to explore what’s really lurking beneath the surface of our rivers. From the River Forth in Scotland to England’s River Avon, the intrepid duo will search high and low, outfitted in snorkels and wetsuits, to shed some light on the murky depths.

And boy, do they find some intriguing items. You’ll have to tune in to see what they get their hands on, but the sites they investigate have been largely untouched for centuries, which means there are objects of huge historical significance waiting to be uncovered.


One of the real discoveries of the show, however, is the chemistry between Edwards and Ouimette. Like some kind of scavenging odd couple, this unlikely pair bring bags of laughs to the series as they enlist the help of local experts to paint a vivid picture of the past.  


Not just a show for history buffs, River Hunters is set to shine a light on the past like never before. Before the series debuts on HISTORY, Virgin TV Edit spoke exclusively with Rick Edwards about hidden treasure, his new TV sidekick and the perils of wearing a wetsuit when you need the loo…


You might also like

TV channels: Channels, content and features available depend on your chosen package. Channel line-ups and content are subject to change at any time and to regional variations.

HD: HD TV set, VHD Box. TiVo box or Virgin TV V6 connected with HDMI cables required for HD channels. Number of inclusive HD channels depends on package.

Catch Up TV: Catch Up TV content available for up to 7 days or up to the 30 days after broadcast, depending on content.

Interviews: Any opinions expressed in interviews are those of the interview subject and not those of Virgin Media.