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Wales: Border to Border

Coast travels around the Welsh coast from the border with England in the south on the Severn Estuary to the northern English border on the Dee Estuary.

Coast travels right around the wonderful Welsh coast from the border with England in the south on the Severn Estuary, to the northern English border on the Dee Estuary.

Nick Crane investigates the evidence that a devastating tsunami crashed on to the coast of Wales and England some 400 years ago. Villages were wiped off the map and thousands died, leaving the survivors to believe they had suffered the judgement of God - but was it a tidal wave that was to blame?

Nick also discovers why scientists planning an expedition to the Red Planet find the Welsh coast a surprisingly good stand-in for the surface of Mars. And at the end of his journey Nick gains unique access to a remarkable passenger ship left stranded on the Welsh shore and virtually untouched since the 1980s.

Miranda Krestovnikoff lands where few people ever tread - on Grassholm. It is an extraordinary island normally kept exclusively for the birds, and Miranda joins a scientific expedition trying to discover where the gannets of Grassholm disappear to in the winter.

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Presenter Nicholas Crane
Presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff
Executive Producer William Lyons
Series Editor Steve Evanson

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