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Devon and Cornwall

Coast, Series 6 Episode 2 of 6

The team's journey continues around the stunning shores of Devon and Cornwall.

Nick Crane is on a fishing expedition on board one of the last remaining Brixham trawlers - the beautiful sailing boats built in Devon over 100 years ago that gave birth to fishing on an industrial scale. On his trip back in time aboard the Brixham boat, Nick discovers why the trawlermen of today have to work 17 times harder to land the same catch as their counterparts did around 100 years ago.

Testing his sea legs to the limit, Nick then embarks on one of the greatest voyages in British waters - an exhilarating ferry ride taking on the full force of the Atlantic out to the Isles of Scilly some 30 miles off Land's End.

The Isles of Scilly are surrounded by lush, golden green underwater meadows of seagrass. Miranda Krestovnikoff explores the diverse wildlife of this natural sub-sea paradise as she snorkels with seals in the crystal clear waters of the Scillies.

Mark Horton reveals the extraordinary story of how Lawrence of Arabia, hero of the First World War desert campaigns, went in secret to Plymouth where he helped develop revolutionary fast rescue boats that saved countless lives in the Second World War.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 20 Oct 2014 23:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland only


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

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