Skye to Wick

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Coast, Series 1 Episode 8 of 13

Duration: 1 hour

Nicholas Crane presents a 13-part journey around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today. This leg takes him from the most northwesterly point of the British mainland, Cape Wrath, to Wick near John O'Groats. He joins the crew of the Stornoway coastguard and feels the full impact of the storms that hit the Hebrides.

Neil Oliver travels with WW2 veterans to Scapa Flow in Orkney where the Royal Oak naval tragedy is still commemorated and finds out the lasting impact of the notorious Highland Clearances.

Anthropolgist Alice Roberts examines the legacy of Dounreay, the world's first fast breeder nuclear reactor, which still casts a shadow over the coastline.


Nicholas Crane
Neil Oliver
Alice Roberts
Steve Evanson


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