The Channel Islands to Dover
The last journey in the series starts in the Channel Islands as the
team make their way back to Dover, where their epic adventure around the
Jersey: Honeymoon Island!
of the bleakest period in Jersey's history is everywhere - German gun
emplacements scarring the landscape.
With liberation in 1945, the islanders had to reinvent themselves. Within
ten years, they'd achieved the unthinkable - Jersey was associated not
with concrete but with confetti.
Alice Roberts investigates the 'Honeymoon Island' and discovers why the
island had a unique appeal to 1950's newlyweds.
Ecrehous is little more than a granite reef but it looks like a toy town
by the sea. These dolls' houses were originally fishermen's huts. The
accommodation might be Spartan but the setting is idyllic.
Neil Oliver discovers why on earth French fishermen and a small group
of militants mounted an invasion of Les Ecrehous in 1994.
around the Channel Islands
Sue Daly is an underwater photographer. She's been diving around the Channel
Islands for the past 18 years.
The waters around the islands attract species you're unlikely to see
off the mainland like the black faced blenney and ormers.
such a tranquil place the Channel Islands have an awful lot of fortifications.
This is Neighbourhood Watch for big boys.
Mark Horton travels to Guernsey to meet the island archaeologist Heather
Sebire to find the landmarks that reveal why the Channel Islands became
so heavily fortified.
the main island of Sark to Little Sark is a razor-edged isthmus known
as La Coupee.
It's a spectacular sight with a sheer drop of 300ft! In the old days,
there weren't any protective railings.
The present narrow concrete road was added by German POWs in 1945.
Caves on Sark are a magical place. The huge tidal range in the Channel
Islands, the third largest in the world at 30 feet, means that for most
of the year the cave system is under water.
But on an exceptionally low tide a secret world is exposed, Miranda Krestovnikoff
and Ann Allen take advantage of the rare chance to explore Gouliot Caves
Oliver takes a trip on the only railway line in the Channel Islands.
It's run by volunteers and takes just twelve minutes to cross the island.
The Alderney Express uses two London underground carriages which were
introduced in the late 1980s.
The line dates back to the 1840s when it was used to transport stone
to build the breakwater.
Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Jason Monaghan to discover the story
behind an Elizabethan wreck.
The wreck lies in 30 metres of water in an unforgiving stretch of sea
to the north of Alderney.
Working at Sea - Container ships
Alex Kalebic has always lived by the sea and now he works on it. Cadet,
Alex, provides an insight into his daily work onboard a container ship.
July 1940, the twenty-one miles between Dover and Northern France was
the frontline of Britain's war in Europe.
The stretch of water beside Dover Castle became known as Hellfire Corner.
Nick Crane discovers why British merchant ships had to run the gauntlet
of what for a while was the most dangerous waterway in the world.
Neil Oliver gets a small taste of the monumental achievement of Captain
In 1875 Captain Webb toiled for 21 hours and 45 minutes to complete the
first Channel Swim.
A few minutes of the swim are enough to almost sink Neil.
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The Channel Islands to Dover: Tuesday 7 August, 8pm on BBC TWO