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Wild Swimming

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.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 1 Mar 2019 03:00

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Music Played

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

  • 00:02

    Mazzy Star

    Into Dust

  • 00:23

    Air

    Space Maker

  • 00:31

    Philip Glass

    Glassworks III: Islands

    Conductor: Michael Riesman. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble.

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Tue 3 Aug 2010 21:00
  • Tue 3 Aug 2010 23:50
  • Wed 4 Aug 2010 03:20
  • Thu 5 Aug 2010 01:00
  • Sun 8 Aug 2010 02:00
  • Thu 26 Aug 2010 20:00
  • Sat 28 Aug 2010 00:15
  • Mon 27 Dec 2010 01:10
  • Thu 6 Jan 2011 00:00
  • Fri 22 Apr 2011 01:00
  • Tue 10 May 2011 01:15
  • Wed 18 May 2011 22:00
  • Sat 25 Jun 2011 19:00
  • Sun 31 Jul 2011 00:00
  • Wed 18 Apr 2012 23:00
  • Sat 28 Apr 2012 20:00
  • Mon 6 Aug 2012 21:00
  • Tue 7 Aug 2012 03:30
  • Sun 12 Aug 2012 01:25
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019 21:00
  • Fri 1 Mar 2019 03:00