A fisherman, Kishore, marries Basanti when he visits a nearby village. After their wedding night (during which the couple is almost too shy to speak), she is kidnapped on the river. When she is found, she has amnesia; although Basanti does not remember her new husband's name or what he looks like, she remembers the name of his village. Ten years pass before she attempts to find him with their son, who sees his mother as a goddess. Some residents of Kishore's village refuse to share food with Basanti and her son because of the ever-present threat of starvation.
Filmed over two years, this two-part series features extraordinary animal behaviour captured with the latest camera technology to reveal the natural world of Ireland as never seen before. Camping on the banks of the river Shannon, wandering its islands and paddling its many tributaries in his canoe, the series is hosted by internationally renowned wildlife presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson. Over the course of the production, Colin journeyed the length of the river dozens of times to bring to viewers this remarkable portrait of Ireland’s greatest river.