The TV series Yr Afon (Rivers & Life) is being shown on S4C on Monday evenings at 9pm from 29th September until 3rd November 2008. Each programme is repeated the following Sunday at 7.30pm. Music for the series is by John Hardy and Hugh Fowler at John Hardy Music.

Six of the world's greatest rivers are the focus of an ambitious, visually-striking documentary series presented by six different Welsh personalities. From the Amazon to the Nile and from the Ganges to the Rhine, the programmes tell the story of the rivers, the people who depend on them, and their environmental impact.

Singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews follows the trail of 'Ol' Man River' in the first programme in the series.

The series is shown in the UK by S4C, who are the major funding partners, together with France 5 and facilities house Barcud Derwen.

The series producer and director is Amanda Rees, who commented “RIVERS will reveal so much about our dependence on the landscape we make and live in. All over the world, rivers are at the heart of rapid change – environmentally, socially, culturally. And, of course, these world-famous waterways will be a visual treat.”'

You can find out more about this series at S4C's Yr Afon website (in Welsh or English). You can read the Yr Afon PDF booklet or watch each programme after it's aired with the free S4C Clic service. You also see more about the series on our Yr Afon (Rivers and Life) news item.

The series won a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Camera: Not Drama in 2008.