Burnham Thorpe to London

Coast, Series 5 Reversions Episode 18 of 35

In a journey down England's east coast from Norfolk to London, Neil Oliver visits the birthplace of his seafaring hero Lord Nelson, finding the curious ship-shaped pond he dug at the family home while not fighting the French.

Mark Horton is in the Thames estuary to investigate the appeal of restoring classic working boats. He joins an Essex fishing smack crew on competition day to discover how the elegant yacht-like design of the smacks is perfectly adapted to dredging for oysters.

Further offshore, former pirate DJ Tom Anderson revisits the sunken wreck of the Mi Amigo, home of the pirate station Radio Caroline.

Release date:

26 days left to watch

20 minutes

Last on

Monday 01:25
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
PresenterMark Horton
ParticipantTom Anderson
Series ProducerSteve Evanson
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons

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