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Heart of the British Isles: A Grand Tour

Coast, Series 5 Episode 1 of 8

On the edge of the Irish Sea at Morecambe Bay, Alice Roberts gets trapped in quicksand to discover what makes it so sticky and deadly. Alice learns survival tips and sees how the emergency services use specialised gear to rescue strugglers stuck in the sand.

In Liverpool Mark Horton unearths the 150-year-old remains of the ship that broke Brunel's heart. The ill-fated Great Eastern was the famous engineer's final masterpiece and the largest passenger liner ever built until Titanic took her record.

Nick Crane is sea cliff climbing on the remarkable rocks of Anglesey as he explores why this corner of north Wales is the site of some of Britain's biggest earthquakes.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Oct 2014 16:00


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
PresenterAlice Roberts
PresenterMiranda Krestovnikoff
PresenterMark Horton
PresenterDick Strawbridge
PresenterNicholas Crane
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons
Series ProducerSteve Evanson

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