Burnham Thorpe to London

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Coast, Series 5 Reversions Episode 18 of 31

Duration: 20 minutes

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.


Neil Oliver
Mark Horton
Tom Anderson
Series Producer
Steve Evanson
Executive Producer
William Lyons


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