The BBC is reawakening the nation's love affair with its coastal heritage
in an entertaining and ambitious exploration of the entire UK coastline
as part of SeaBritain 2005.
Coast, a 13-part series, tours the entire coastline of England, Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland, while a team of five experts, led by geographer
Nicholas Crane, explore a wealth of fascinating human stories
through a mixture of expert comment, contemporary storytelling and computer-generated
Including marine wildlife, life on a nuclear submarine, rebuilding the
Titanic using computer images, the story behind the first Butlins holiday
camp and the birth of the Severn Bore - the unique character of the UK's
coastal communities is celebrated through history, zoology, archaeology
Writer and historian Neil Oliver looks at the human
stories behind the history of the coast; zoologist Miranda Krestovnikoff
is the guide beneath the waves; anthropologist Dr Alice Roberts
looks at what actually 'makes up' the coastline; and archaeologist Mark
Horton digs up the hidden histories along the UK's familiar shores.
Working closely with SeaBritain, the Open University and other partner
organisations, the series is a call to action for everyone to get out
and about and enjoy the coast.
A series of 39 walks have been devised around the country and, of these,
12 are interactive walks and can be accessed via a mobile phone.
In collaboration with external partners, a series of walking events
across Great Britain and Northern Ireland are planned too. These will
help the nation discover its contemporary coastline in all its diversity.
Join BBC TWO as it finds its sea legs and rediscovers the shoreline
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The series is a pan-BBC production with programmes made by BBC Birmingham,
BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Scotland and BBC Wales, with additional material
produced by the BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol.
Series Editor - Gill Tierney; Executive Producer - Gary Hunter; Series
Producer - Steve Evanson.
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