The Living Thames is Shortlisted for the Charity Film Awards 

After two years of filming, editing and endless encouragement, the Thames Estuary Partnership’s documentary, The Living Thames, is completed and has just been shortlisted for the Charity Film Awards. 

Sir David Attenborough introduces the one hour documentary and Chris Baines, TEP’s president, narrates the journey from Teddington to the sea in a celebration of the numerous stakeholders involved in the Thames Estuary.  

In recent decades, thanks to many peoples’ dedicated work, the Thames has made a dramatic recovery to become one of the cleanest inner-city rivers in Europe.


Filming in Deptford

“We want to open people’s eyes to how truly remarkable the tidal Thames is, and how crucial it is for connectivity, biodiversity, wildlife and migrating species,” said Amy Pryor – Programme Manager at TEP.

“We also want to encourage everyone to feel part of the Thames, and to join in helping to look after it to ensure its continued vitality.”

We urge schools, businesses and other organisations in London to screen this film, which paints a holistic picture of the busy estuary and the issues it faces.

Please contact us – – if you would like to have a digital copy of this groundbreaking film.

We also encourage opinion-leaders to watch the film.


You can view a short trailer for the documentary at or watch the whole film at