History Channel

Rick Edwards and YouTuber Beau Ouimette lead new history series River Hunters

Rick Edwards and Beau Ouimette (Credit: History Channel)

River Hunters follows Ouimette, an experienced river detectorist, and Edwards as they search for artefacts in rivers and waterways across the UK.

The pair visit a range of historically significant sites that cover events such as the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation and the English Civil War.

Working with local archaeologists and historians, the duo reveal the stories and people behind the historical treasures, redefining social history.

History commissions Forged in Britain short films

Produced by Barcroft Media, five short films have been commissioned to sit alongside the new series of History's popular US series, Forged in Fire.

The short documentaries will be broadcast on both the History channel and on Barcroft TV.

Each of the shorts will introduce audiences to a different craftsperson, who demonstrates how they create a new blade and shares their knowledge about the history of the item they have made.