Pleasure and Escape

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Episode 4 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

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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Presenter
David Dimbleby
Producer
Alexander Leith
Director
Alexander Leith
Executive Producer
Basil Comely
Series Producer
Alexander Leith

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