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County Down, Northern Ireland

Episode 3 of 4

This episode explores the County Down coastline between Belfast and Strangford Lough, all the way along the Ards Peninsula.

This episode explores the County Down coastline between Belfast and Strangford Lough, all the way along the Ards Peninsula.

Adrian travels to the port of Belfast, home of the Titanic, to road test the largest hydraulic crane in the world and meet the incredible harbour pilots who invite him to help them park a 100-metre-long Dutch monster ship.

Mehreen goes kayaking on the turbulent waters of Strangford Lough to see how the dramatic currents of the UK’s largest sea inlet is putting Northern Ireland at the forefront of renewable energy research worldwide.

Other highlights include Helen Skelton testing the freezing waters of the North Channel, considered to be one of the most dangerous swims in the world, and environmental scientist Tara Shine in Portaferry, helping release some injured seals back into the wild. And local comedian Shane Todd visits the oldest bespoke racing car factory in the world.

Finally, Adrian and Mehreen meet the real-life dire wolves from Game of Thrones who are attracting coach loads of tourists to the County Down coast.

59 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:05

    Ash

    Burn Baby Burn

  • 00:12

    Sy & Unknown, Kirsten Joy

    Bright Like The Sun

  • 00:37

    Two Door Cinema Club

    Settle

  • 00:49

    Bicep

    Glue

  • 00:58

    Van Morrison

    Days Like This

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Adrian Chiles
Presenter Mehreen Baig
Presenter Shane Todd
Expert Tara Shine
Expert Helen Skelton
Series Producer Lucy Wedlock
Director John Martin

Broadcasts

  • Fri 21 Feb 2020 20:30
  • Sat 22 Feb 2020 11:00
  • Sat 22 Feb 2020 18:30
  • Thu 11 Jun 2020 08:00
  • Sat 28 Aug 2021 20:00
  • Sun 29 Aug 2021 01:30

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