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Episode 5 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

This series explores five of Britain's most extreme winter landscapes, looking at the conditions that challenge both the wildlife and people that try to survive in the countryside, and uncovering a world few get to see.

Ellie Harrison visits the Shetland Islands as she explores island life during Britain's most challenging season. From Viking practices to present-day crofting, and from rescued seal and otter pups to the mesmerizing beauty of the Northern Lights, island life, it would seem, is far from dull in winter.

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Ellie Harrison
Will Ridgeon
Series Producer
Christina Nutter


About the presenter

Ellie Harrison

The Great British Winter is presented by Ellie Harrison.

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