Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The Call of the Sea

Timothy Spall and his wife Shane sail around the coast. They set off in their barge from Fowey in Cornwall, heading towards Land's End and then south Wales.

Three-part documentary series featuring one of Britain's best loved actors, Timothy Spall, as he and his wife sail from to Cornwall to south Wales in a Dutch barge.

The first programme sees Timothy and Shane set off in the Princess Matilda from Fowey in Cornwall, heading towards Land's End.

By his own admission, Timothy is an unqualified and slightly nervous mariner, but Shane has every confidence in his sea-faring abilities. The intrepid crew encounter a battleship on what could be a firing range, before getting holed up in the Helford river due to bad weather, which gives them an excuse to meet the locals and witness a lively festival.

But all the time Timothy is fretting over the next leg of his journey, which sees the Princess Matilda circumnavigate the infamous Lizard Point, known as the graveyard of ships with its dangerous rocks stretching four miles out to sea.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Oct 2012 19:30

More episodes


You are at the first episode

See all episodes from Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea


Role Contributor
Participant Timothy Spall
Participant Shane Spall
Director Paul Crompton
Executive Producer Paul Crompton


Timothy Spall: Back at Sea

Timothy Spall and his wife Shane continue their odyssey around Britain via the Irish Sea