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From Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt: new show to explore the magic of the Deben

PUBLISHED: 19:30 07 December 2018

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

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

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The River Deben is to star in an episode of a brand-new BBC tv series which begins on Monday night.

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.

Suffolk will be represented by the River Deben and its stretch from Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt.

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.

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

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

“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.

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

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

“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.”

As well as meeting with Mr Collins Miranda also met with the team at Sutton Hoo and spoke to them about their plans to expand.

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

“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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