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Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Thames Barge

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Mary-Ann Ochota discovers more about the boat that helped build Victorian London and played an important part at Dunkirk - the Thames barge. Show more

Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Rowing Eight

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary-Ann Ochota discovers how the rowing eight - the fastest rowing boat in the world - can trace its origins to Thames river taxis in the 1600s. Show more

Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Coracle

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary-Ann Ochota finds out about the coracle, an ancient boat that can be made from twigs and a bed sheet, yet which has saved lives in desperate times. Show more

Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Sailing Boat

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary-Ann Ochota discovers how sailing on the Mersey, which began with fishermen racing each other, led to the formation of numerous sailing clubs. Show more

Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Narrow Boat

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary-Ann Ochota explores the story of the working narrow boat, discovering how it helped power the Industrial Revolution. Show more

Britain Afloat

Series 1

The Punt

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary-Ann Ochota explores the story of the punt, a boat that helped Bronze Age people survive in tough environments and went on to become an Edwardian leisure craze. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary-Ann Ochota
Producer:
Martin Friend
Director:
Martin Friend
Series Producer:
Ed Barlow
Executive Producer:
Diana Hare
Camera Operator:
Martin Giles
Researcher:
Clare Phillips
Production Manager:
Jennie Downton