North Cornish Coast

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Episode 3 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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.

  • Photo: Richard Wilson on the beach at St. Ives

    Photo: Richard Wilson on the beach at St. Ives

    Actor and presenter Richard Wilson sets out from St Ives on his trip to Land's End.


Richard Wilson
Anthony Frost
Bob Crossley
Graham Whitford
Michael Nicholas
Jean Nicholas
Jonney Steven
Series Producer
Neil Edwards
Executive Producer
Andy Batten-Foster
Executive Producer
Stuart Murphy


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