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Message in a Bottle

Timothy Spall: All at Sea Episode 1 of 4

Timothy Spall and his wife Shane are back on board their beloved barge the Princess Matilda as they conclude their trip around the British coast.

Tim takes on Rattray Head in the face of a huge storm. This is the equivalent of Land's End for Scotland and the point where they head south for the first time. The North Sea soon becomes the new enemy as he and Shane struggle to cope with this unrelenting force of nature.

On land they find wonderful Scottish towns - Peterhead, Eyemouth and Stonehaven - but it's the town of Banff that resonates most. They fall in love with it and are sad to leave it behind as they pursue their odyssey of circumnavigating Britain. At the end of the episode they eventually reach the English sea border where they launch a message in a bottle.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 10 Oct 2013 01:00


Role Contributor
ParticipantTimothy Spall
ParticipantTimothy Spall
ParticipantShane Spall
ParticipantShane Spall
ProducerPaul Crompton
DirectorPaul Crompton
Executive ProducerSam Anthony

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