COAST continues to explore, unearthing the unknown stories of our coastline to delight and regale us. This series brings new faces alongside the familiar, all bringing passion, skill and knowledge to reveal eye-opening coastal secrets. As the experts travel the length and breadth of the British Isles they explore why we all like to be beside the seaside and why it inspires such ingenuity, from the birth of British commercial radio to hiding our ships in plain sight during the First World War; they discover incredible bounties on home shores including an archipelago known as ‘nature’s larder’; investigate how the Irish Sea has shaped our island story and connected our isles; learn how we overcome and work with the challenges of wild waters; and delve into the wealth of natural wonders that is our coastline’s caves and coves. Join Nick Crane, Mark Horton, Hermione Cockburn, Tessa Dunlop, Ian McMillan, Andy Torbet, Helen Arney, Brendan Walker, Dick Strawbridge, Cassie Newland, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Ruth Goodman as they discover how the coast enhances our lives and wellbeing.
Coast, continues to explore the edge of our lives, the coastline that marries us to the sea. Through a history of assault from Nazi Germany, freshwater voles and the infamous Guernsey Privateers; the workers’ coast of shipbuilders, fishermen and seaside entertainers; the joys of sunbathing and the history of Thomas Cook; the magnificent estuaries of the Firth of Forth, the Severn and the Thames; this is the history of Britain as told from cliff to sea.
After almost a decade exploring the coastline of Britain and Europe, historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver is leading a local team of presenters to discover Australia's spectacular coastline - its people, their history, and its many natural wonders.