River Monsters

Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Jeremy Wade travels to Papua New Guinea to investigate a spate of bizarre deaths on the Sepik River. 

One of the world’s little known monster rivers, the Sepik cuts through the heart of an island renowned for cannibalism, macabre rituals, head hunters and bitter tribal conflict. He is on the trail of a creature that has been tearing chunks out of fishermen, devouring male body parts. 

But now a new threat is ripping through this region. A creature is tearing chunks from unsuspecting fishermen, devouring certain male body parts. Known locally as the ‘Ball Cutter’, this lone hunter with vice-like-jaws has so far taken the lives of two fishermen. 

Jeremy has never fished this part of the world and knows little of what might be out there. Nothing could prepare him for what he discovers.

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