Sea Fever - The Story Of Britain And The Sea

Sea Fever - The Story Of Britain And The Sea

Sea Fever - The Story Of Britain And The Sea


Sea Fever – The Story Of Britain And The Sea focuses on maritime history, culture, economics and science and coincides with a new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

Programmes in the season


  1. Art of the Sea (Owen Sheers) Art of the Sea

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    Writer and poet Owen Sheers explores British art and literature inspired by the high seas.

  2. Sea Fever Sea Fever

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    Using amateur film archive, this series explores the ways in which the sea has helped shape modern Britain.

  3. The Boats That Built Britain The Boats That Built Britain

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    Sailor Tom Cunliffe takes a voyage through the history of British seafaring and puts some of the vessels through their paces.

  4. The Box That Changed Britain The Box That Changed Britain

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    How the shipping container changed the world and forced the UK into the globalisation era.

  5. Shanties and Sea Songs with Gareth Malone Shanties and Sea Songs with Gareth Malone

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    Choirmaster Gareth Malone, discovers the rich heritage of Britain's maritime songs – and the real-life stories behind them.

  6. Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea (Shane and Timothy Spall) Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea

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    A mini-odyssey along the coast from Cornwall to Wales in the company of the actor Timothy Spall and his wife Shane.

  7. Dive, Dive, Dive! Dive, Dive, Dive!

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    Robert Llewellyn ups periscope to discover why submarine movies have gripped us for over a century.

  8. Voyages of Discovery Voyages of Discovery

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    Robert Llewellyn ups periscope to discover why submarine movies have gripped us for over a century.

  9. Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

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    Historian Dan Snow charts the defining role the Royal Navy played in Britain's struggle for modernity.

  10. The Cult of Sunday Night... The Onedin Line The Cult of Sunday Night... The Onedin Line

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    How classic 1970s seafaring saga The Onedin Line was saved by German television.

  11. Passport to Liverpool Passport to Liverpool

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    A look at how Liverpool's maritime history has affected the identity of its citizens.

  12. Storyville: Cod Wars Storyville: Cod Wars

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    Film about the disputes between Iceland and the UK over ownership of fishing zones.

  13. Mark Lawson Talks to Timothy Spall Mark Lawson Talks to Timothy Spall

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    The actor, and presenter of Sea Fever's Timothy Spall – Somewhere At Sea, discusses his career on stage and screen.

  14. Time Shift: The Sailing Sixties Time Shift: The Sailing Sixties

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    Documentary recalling the British obsession with boats in the 1960s.

  15. The Wrecking Season The Wrecking Season

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    Writer and film-maker Nick Darke's film about beachcombing on the north coast of Cornwall.

  16. In Which We Serve In Which We Serve

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    Stirring Second World War drama about the crew of a British fighting ship.


Stills from the season trail


Sea Fever (a still from the season trail)
Sea Fever (a still from the season trail)
Sea Fever (a still from the season trail)
Sea Fever (a still from the season trail)
Sea Fever (a still from the season trail)

About the season

IN BRIEF


Sea Fever - The Story Of Britain And The Sea - a season of programmes on BBC Four.

CHANNELS

BBC Four Sea Fever

LINKS


Boats that Built Britain exhibition - The National Maritime Museum is running an exhibition alongside the season, which will explore Britain’s relationship with the sea from the 15th to 20th centuries.

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