About Sea City
Sea City takes viewers into the beating heart of the community that works – and plays around the shipping lanes which keep Britain open for business and pleasure.
A BBC team has been given unique access to the port of Southampton - and the ships that visit.
One million passengers and 40 million tons of cargo are the lifeblood of one of the UK’s largest ports.
Everything from the food that supplies our supermarkets to children’s Christmas toys arrives here – and over half a million new cars are loaded on and off every year.
Southampton takes hundreds of people to keep it running, day in and day out.
The cruise ship and ferry businesses are also the lifeblood of the port with large liners like the Queen Mary 2 and smaller boats which provide vital links between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
The casual visitor to Southampton – and even many of its residents – have little idea about what goes on behind the dock gates.
But like any industry, the port thrives on the personality and drive of highly skilled and unique characters.
The programmes are narrated by John Altman, most closely associated with his role as Nick Cotton in Eastenders.