Message in a Bottle

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Episode 1 of 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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.

Credits

Participant
Timothy Spall
Participant
Timothy Spall
Participant
Shane Spall
Participant
Shane Spall
Producer
Paul Crompton
Director
Paul Crompton
Executive Producer
Sam Anthony

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