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Episode 88: Northern Islands

Duration: 19 minutes

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

Series exploring Britain's coastline. Neil Oliver discovers the story of the World War II freedom fighters who risked everything running the Shetland Bus. Show more

Coast

Series 5

Episode 3: Brittany

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Britain's bonds with its Celtic cousins across in Brittany are explored. Neil Oliver visits the province of Finistere, battered by some of the world's wildest waters. Show more

A History of the World

Jenner's Marvellous Medicine

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Mark Horton tells the epic story of the world's greatest medical discovery. Edward Jenner's vaccination for smallpox saved billions of lives across the globe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Horton
Director:
Andrew Brown
Executive Producer:
Roger Farrant

Coast

Series 6

Episode 1: London to Antwerp

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A journey around the British Isles and beyond. The team starts in London, continues along the south coast of England and then explores the coast of Belgium. Show more

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 4

Episode 7: Norway: Lillesand to Svalbard

Duration: 58 minutes

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

For the first time, Coast explores the spectacular shoreline of Norway to discover Britain's age-old link to the land of the fjords. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Jason Roberts
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Steve Evanson

Coast

Series 4

Episode 5: Anglesey to Blackpool

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

At RAF Valley in Anglesey, Neil Oliver takes to the sky with an instructor from the RAF's world-famous 'pilot factory'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Producer:
Steve Evanson

Coast

Shorts

Episode 73: Southwold Art

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The team journey around the shoreline of East Anglia. Mark Horton investigates the state of seaside piers, while Alice Roberts tries to capture Southwold on canvas. Show more

Coast

Series 4

Episode 3: Land's End to Porthcawl

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The series continues with a journey from Cornwall to South Wales. Neil Oliver casts his own bronze sword and explores the site of the Welsh Great Escape. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Renee Godfrey
Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Producer:
Steve Evanson

Coast

Series 4

Episode 1: Whitstable to the Isle of Wight

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A journey around the British Isles. Neil Oliver visits the Oyster Festival in Whitstable and Nick Crane explores the geology of the Isle of Wight. Show more

Coast

Series 9

Episode 2: Secret Paths to Hidden Treasures

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The team explores the treasures to be found on secret paths around British shores. Nick Crane visits the stunning Cape Wrath. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Andy Torbet
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Presenter:
Helen Arney
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Nick Hewitt
Participant:
Adam McIntosh
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Jessica Colman
Series Editor:
Steve Evanson

Coast

Series 9

Episode 3: The Explorers' Coast

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Nick Crane visits Cornwall for an artistic exploration of Britain's coast, and Mark Horton reveals the story of the explorer who established Australia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Presenter:
Tessa Dunlop
Presenter:
Andy Torbet
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Jessica Colman
Series Editor:
Steve Evanson

Coast

Series 9

Episode 6: Winter

Duration: 1 hour

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

The team explore Britain's coast in winter. Nick Crane visits Cornwall, the storm central of Britain's coastline, and Neil Oliver attends Shetland's Viking Fire Festival. Show more

Coast

Series 9

Episode 5: Sea and the City

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 28 days

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

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 10

Episode 5

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Coast takes on nature at its most perilous in wild British waters. Nick Crane travels to the north east coast while Mark Horton investigates why we suffer seasickness. Show more

Contributors

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

Coast

Series 10

Episode 6: Caves and Coves

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Coast embarks on a quest to explore the endless nooks and crannies of our curving and twisted coastline and asks: why are our caves and coves so captivating? Show more

Coast

Series 9

Episode 1: The Channel

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 9 days

The team explore stories on both sides of the English Channel. Nick Crane visits Mont St Michel, and Mark Horton looks at the origins of Britain's Ordnance Survey. Show more