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Wild Swimming with Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts swims in cavernous plunge pools, languid rivers and underground lakes to examine the passion for wild water swimming, following the classic swimming text Waterlog.

Alice Roberts embarks on a quest to discover what lies behind the passion for wild swimming, now becoming popular in Britain. She follows in the wake of Waterlog, the classic swimming text by journalist and author Roger Deakin.

Her journey takes in cavernous plunge pools, languid rivers and unfathomable underground lakes, as well as a skinny dip in a moorland pool. Along the way Alice becomes aware that she is not alone on her watery journey.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Sep 2021 23:00


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Mazzy Star

    Into Dust

  • 00:23


    Space Maker

  • 00:31

    Philip Glass

    Glassworks III: Islands

    Conductor: Michael Riesman. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble.


Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Presenter Alice Roberts
Producer David Johnson
Producer David Johnson
Director David Johnson
Director David Johnson
Executive Producer William Lyons
Executive Producer William Lyons