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North Cornish Coast

Britain's Best Drives Episode 3 of 7

Actor Richard Wilson takes a journey into the past, following routes raved about in motoring guides of 50 years ago.

Richard struggles to get to grips with a retro VW camper van as he drives the coast road from St Ives to Land's End.

He learns of St Ives's 1950s abstract art heyday and meets a 95-year-old painter still at work in Porthmeor Studios. He discovers why DH Lawrence was expelled from the county, hears legends of Cornish mermaids and gets to know his van on a blustery clifftop campsite.

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30 minutes

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Mon 11 May 2015 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Wilson
ParticipantAnthony Frost
ParticipantBob Crossley
ParticipantGraham Whitford
ParticipantMichael Nicholas
ParticipantJean Nicholas
ProducerJonney Steven
Series ProducerNeil Edwards
Executive ProducerAndy Batten-Foster
Executive ProducerStuart Murphy
Executive ProducerRichard Klein

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