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Kate and Guy Scott on the Isles of Scilly

An Island Parish

The beautiful Isles of Scilly will be the back drop of a new BBC television show that begins in January 2008. An Island Parish follows the new Chaplain on the Scillies. How will Father Guy Scott go down with the parishioners? Find out more.

The beautiful Isles of Scilly provide the spectacular backdrop for the latest series of An Island Parish, which returns to BBC2 on Tuesday 8 January 2008.

Porthcressa Beach

Porthcressa Beach on St Mary's

The first series followed the Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill, as he searched for the right person to become the new chaplain for the Isles of Scilly.

After much soul-searching, Father Guy Scott decided to leave his parish of Mullion, on the mainland, and apply for the position.

The latest series follows Father Scott as he takes charge of this remote and beautiful parish.

BBC Radio Cornwall's Issy Taylor has been behind the scenes to meet Producer Nigel Farrell. Click on the link below to hear her report:

In the 12-part series, the viewer can follow the first year of Father Guy’s work on the isolated little group of islands 30 miles off the western tip of Cornwall, along with many other local characters.

Isles of Scilly

Sunset on the Scillies

The programme will highlight the lives of people like: Toby the baker, who wants to take over the only pub on St Martin’s; Heike, the new German vet, struggling to make ends meet; trawlerman Martin Bond, trying to revive the local fishing industry; island boatman Fraser Hicks, whose daughter Rebecca, like so many young people on Scilly, can’t afford to live on the island of her birth; and Keri Jones, who is launching Radio Scilly, the world’s smallest radio station.

It's a special little world of its own, inspirational, beautiful, utterly dependent on the weather and the tides, and probably as full of day-to-day dramas, joys and tragedies as anywhere else on the planet.

An Island Parish begins on Tuesday 8 January 2008 at 8pm. Click on the link below for an episode guide:

Don't worry if you miss the show. Watch it again through the BBC's iplayer:

Visit our beautiful Isles of Scilly photo galleries:

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