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The Great Staycation

Luxury in Southend-on-Sea

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Summer 2019, before Covid-19 restrictions, first-time hoteliers Clare and Javed spent £5 million opening Southend’s 'first luxury boutique hotel'. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Louis Bamber
Executive Producer:
Pete Brandon
Executive Producer:
Dippy Chaudhary
Production Company:
Button Down Ltd

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Farmer Dot is transforming her family farm into a staycation honeypot of yurts and shepherds' huts. Filmed in 2019 before Covid-19 restrictions. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sally Lindsay
Director:
Helen Tither
Executive Producer:
Caroline Roberts-Cherry
Production Company:
Saffron Cherry TV

Genres

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

It’s the first summer season for the owners and staff of Whitby’s newest tourist attraction – a replica of Captain Cook’s ship The Endeavour. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Neil Hurst
Executive Producer:
Paul Bader
Production Company:
Screenhouse Productions Ltd

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

It’s called the seaside away from the sea – and with the help of narrator and Matlock Bath enthusiast, the Rev Kate Bottley, The Great Staycation has spent the summer finding out why. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Kate Bottley
Producer:
Rob Pittam
Production Company:
Robin Hood Media

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One Oxfordshire

An international mecca down the years for royalty, poets and artists alike, the West Sussex town recently suffered the indignity of coming bottom in a poll of 100 seaside resorts. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Toby Jones
Executive Producer:
Ingrid Kelly
Executive Producer:
Katharine Duchesne
Production Manager:
Diana Saggers
Production Company:
Topical Television

The Great Staycation

A Norfolk Retreat

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

There are more things than meet the eye at West Lexham’s green treehouse, glamping and retreat business where Ed channels invisible energies to help improve people's experiences. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andrea Comes
Production Manager:
Suzanna Bunting
Executive Producer:
Diana Hare
Production Company:
Tin Can Island Ltd

The Great Staycation

The Macs' Farm

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South East

In an attempt to save their failing egg farm, the Macs have opened their fields to campers wanting a staycation and are now planning their first ever festival, Wild Meadows. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Grant Fulton
Executive Producer:
Vince Rogers
Executive Producer:
Lisa Fairbank
Executive Producer:
Julie Heathcote
Production Company:
Factory Films

The Great Staycation

Stourport-on-Severn

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One West Midlands

Stourport-on-Severn has reinvented itself as a staycation resort with a seaside feel, even though it's about as far away from the sea as you can get! Filmed before Covid-19 restrictions. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Adrian Chiles
Executive Producer:
Paul Barnett
Executive Producer:
Dave Hart
Production Company:
Gosh TV

The Great Staycation

Sun, Sea and Salcombe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

How the beautiful small sailing town of Salcombe in Devon copes with its summer influx of visitors. Filmed in 2019 before Covid-19 restrictions. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Jo Loosemore
Executive Producer:
Sam Smith
Producer:
Liz Stone
Production Company:
Denham Productions

The Great Staycation

Lakeland Adventure

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One North East & Cumbria

Joining the adventure tourists spending the summer in the Lake District. Filmed in summer 2019 before Covid-19 restrictions . Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Matt Richards
Executive Producer:
Jacqui Hodgson
Executive Producer:
Ian Cundall
Production Company:
Air TV

The Great Staycation

Glastonbury Getaway with the Fairies

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West

For five days a year 200,000 people descend on Glastonbury for the music festival, but what does the town do for the other 360 days to keep the visitors coming? Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Emma Britton
Producer:
Tobey Fenn
Executive Producer:
Dale Templar
Executive Producer:
Owen Gay
Production Manager:
Jessie Anderson
Production Company:
One Tribe TV