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Robin Hood's Bay to King's Lynn

Coast, Series 1 Episode 11 of 13

In this leg of the coastal journey, geographer Nicholas Crane starts in Robin Hood's Bay, retracing the steps of 18th-century smugglers. In Grimsby, he discovers how the once busy fishing port now makes a living from fish processing, and sees what is next for the famous fish finger.

Historian Neil Oliver looks at two very different seaside resorts, genteel Scarborough and the first Butlins holiday camp in Skegness. Alice Roberts visits Ravenscar, the site of Britain's first chemical industry, and recreates alum crystals using stale urine, while archaeologist Mark Horton takes to the Humber in a replica of Europe's oldest boat, twice as old as the pyramids.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 18 May 2010 19:00
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterNicholas Crane
PresenterNeil Oliver
PresenterAlice Roberts
PresenterMark Horton
ProducerSteve Evanson

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