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The British Seafarer


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A history in 26 parts, in the words of those who have made the history. 13: Fisherman
Small-craft fishing has probably changed less over the centuries than almost any other kind of seafaring. Its centre is timeless - wet, cold and the heavy weight of the catch.
Special sound by DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Programme consultant KEITH MATTHEWS , Chairman, Maritime History Group. Memorial University of St John's, Newfoundland
Presenter Basil Greenhill Director, National Maritime Museum. Greenwich Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON


Readers: David Ashford
Readers: Leonard Maguire
Readers: David Casey
Readers: Anthony Newlands.
Readers: Ronald Herdman
Readers: Timothy Bentinck.
Readers: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Dick Mills
Unknown: Keith Matthews
Unknown: St John
Presenter: Basil Greenhill
Directed By: Michael Mason

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