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Lillesand to Geirangerfjord

Coast explores the spectacular shoreline of Norway to discover Britain's age-old link to the land of the fjords.

Neil Oliver begins his journey in Lillesand, where he meets a British man who lives there. He then journeys north and visits Bergen which, 700 years ago, was the commercial capital of Norway. From there, he travels to Telavag, which in the Second World War was a terrible example of Nazi oppression and had links to Shetland.

Mark Horton searches for the design secrets of the Norsemen's fearsome long ships, which propelled the Vikings to our shores. Mark meets boat builders who still use the centuries-old methods inherited from their sea-faring and land-grabbing ancestors.

Nick Crane takes a trip over Norway's most beautiful fjord to witness the great ice sheets. Theirs was the force which once sculpted Britain's own landscape; in Norway they are still at work gouging out the mighty glacial valleys. At Geirangerfjord Nick discovers that this inexorable movement of the ice will eventually create a devastating tsunami; 4,000 people live in the path of the tidal wave that will one day plough down this fjord.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Aug 2012 19:00
BBC Two Wales only

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons
Series ProducerSteve Evanson
PresenterMark Horton
PresenterNicholas Crane

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