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The Great Guide

Episode 3: England's South East

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Tessa Dunlop and Neil Oliver reveal the stories of trade and defence that characterise England's south east coast. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Series Producer:
Sian Price
Production Manager:
Louise Binding
Executive Producer:
Bill Lyons

Coast

Series 8 Reversions

Episode 13: The Joy of Coast

Duration: 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 5 months

Ruth Gordon heads to Polperro, where she learns all about how important knitting was to the livelihoods of the men and women there 150 years ago. Show more

Coast

The Great Guide

Episode 8: Our Irish Sea Coast

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Neil Oliver and Tessa Dunlop explore the UK's dynamic Irish Sea coastline. Tessa boards a Liverpool tugboat bringing in a giant container ship. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Series Producer:
Sian Price
Production Manager:
Louise Binding
Executive Producer:
Bill Lyons

Coast

Series 6

Episode 3: The Netherlands

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Coast ventures out to the man-made shoreline of the Netherlands. Nicholas Crane examines the great flood of 1953, and Tessa Dunlop learns about tulip mania. Show more

Coast

Series 7

Episode 6: The Secret Life of Beaches

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Coast explores the glorious diversity and delights offered by our beaches. Nick Crane discovers what it is like to live on Britain's most unusual beach. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Iolo Williams embarks on a journey of discovery along Offa's Dyke Path. He looks at how Henry V betrayed his country and celebrates the greatest pop song in the world. Show more

Coast

Series 8

Episode 1: Invaders of the Isles

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Coast reveals stories of invasions around the British Isles, including the German occupation of Guernsey in WWII and the often forgotten Zeppelin blitz of WWI. Show more

Coast

Series 8

Episode 2: The Workers' Coast

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Celebrating the workers from around our shores. Nick Crane tells the tale of a refrigeration plant whose workers kept Britain's biggest fishing fleet afloat. Show more

Pointless Celebrities

Series 7

Episode 3: Outdoors

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A celebrity outdoors edition of the quiz presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, with contestants including Bill Oddie, Helen Skelton and Radzi Chinyanganya. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Bill Oddie
Participant:
Tessa Dunlop
Participant:
John Craven
Participant:
Shauna Lowry
Participant:
Diarmuid Gavin
Participant:
Helen Skelton
Participant:
Radzi Chinyanganya
Executive Producer:
Pam Cavannagh
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
Dom Waugh
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Coast

The Great Guide

Episode 1: Cornwall

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

Tessa Dunlop and Neil Oliver present the ultimate guide to the Cornish coast, from the River Tamar to Tintagel Castle, telling the stories that make this stretch so unique. Show more

Coast

The Great Guide

Episode 2: Southern Wales

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Tessa Dunlop and Neil Oliver present a guide to southern Wales - from the Severn Bridge to St Davids - unearthing the stories that give this coast its wild appeal. Show more

Coast

Series 6

Episode 4: Western Isles and Shetland

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Coast embarks on an island-hopping adventure in Scotland around the stunning Western Isles and out to the northern outpost of Shetland. Show more

Coast

Series 10

Episode 2: Bounty from the Sea

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Coast explores the incredible riches within our seas. Nick Crane heads offshore to the Faroes to find out how its bounty shapes and sustains a coastal character. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Series Producer:
Sian Price
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

Coast

Series 10

Episode 4: The Irish Sea

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Coast investigates how the Irish Sea has shaped our island story. Nick Crane explores a seasonal phenomenon of this sea - a current called a gyre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Presenter:
Cassie Newland
Series Producer:
Sian Price
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

Coast

Series 7

Episode 5: The Riddle of the Tides

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

The tidal ebb and flow of the seas surrounding Britain at their most extreme, when boatmen are pushed to their limit and hidden secrets emerge. Show more

Coast

Series 7

Episode 1: The Mysteries of the Isles

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Coast returns to the UK to explore the universal themes that bind everyone together. Nick Crane begins by signing on as a deck-hand with a tall ship. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

In the final programme, Iolo Williams and Tessa Dunlop reach journey's end at the seaside resort of Prestatyn, and Iolo drops in on Wales's only tern colony. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Iolo Williams
Participant:
Tessa Dunlop

Coast

Series 9

Episode 5: Sea and the City

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Coast explores stories that connect our great cities to the sea. Tessa Dunlop uncovers the astonishing story of how Hitler's bombers could have drowned London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Participant:
Ryan Doyle
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Jessica Colman
Series Editor:
Steve Evanson

Coast

The Great Guide

Episode 5: Our North Sea Coast

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Neil Oliver and Tessa Dunlop present their insiders' guide to the North Sea coast, a stretch book-ended by two huge estuaries, the Forth and the Humber. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Series Producer:
Sian Price
Production Manager:
Louise Binding
Executive Producer:
Bill Lyons