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North Devon and Somerset Coasts

Coast, Series 4 Reversions Episode 17 of 23

Documentary series. Thanks to the toil of Welsh miners, who dug tunnels through solid rock to open up the beaches of Ilfracombe, wild swimmer Kate Rew is able to introduce a reluctant Neil Oliver to some of the more surprising joys of sea bathing Victorian style.

On Exmoor's treacherous sea cliffs, Nick Crane is challenged to a sideways climb that was inspired by the conquest of Everest. He meets the men who set a record for this uniquely British endurance test, and finds out why, decades on, that feat has yet to be equalled. And we see how a mud horse fisherman collects his catch.

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15 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 Aug 2014 14:15
BBC Two Scotland

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
PresenterKate Rew
PresenterNicholas Crane

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