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Pleasure and Escape

Britain and the Sea Episode 4 of 4

Having examined the sea as a source of exploration, defence and trade, David Dimbleby explores how it emerged as a source of pleasure, Punch and Judy and sand sculpture.

Starting at Gorleston-on-Sea, David explores the creation of a seaside holiday culture that remains uniquely British to this day.

Sailing down the Suffolk and Essex coasts and into the Thames, David also shows how the sea became an irresistible subject for our most celebrated artists and architects, before finally docking in the very heart of British maritime power: Greenwich.

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Thu 6 Aug 2015 22:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Dimbleby
ProducerAlexander Leith
DirectorAlexander Leith
Executive ProducerBasil Comely
Series ProducerAlexander Leith

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