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  • The Netherlands

    Coast visits the man-made shoreline of the Netherlands. Hear the details of the great North Sea flood of 1953, which killed thousands in the Netherlands and Britain.

  • Western Isles and Shetland

    The Coast team embark on an island-hopping adventure in Scotland, travelling around the stunning Western Isles and the northern outpost of Shetland.

  • Wales: Border to Border

    Enjoy the shoreline sights of the Welsh coast, as we travel from the English border on the Severn estuary to the northern English border on the Dee estuary.

  • Sweden and the Baltic

    Explore Britain's connections to Sweden with the Coast team as they travel to the edge of the Baltic Sea. Nick Crane's journey starts at the High Coast.

  • The Mysteries of the Isles

    The BAFTA Award-winning series continues. Nick Crane and co ask what it means to be an islander, from the Isle of Wight to the Northern Isles of Scotland.

  • Life Beyond the Edge

    Discover the farthest-flung reaches of the British Isles. Nick Crane joins daring locals on the Isles of Scilly as they try to wade from island to island.

  • The Hidden History of Harbours

    Learn more about Britain's historic harbours with the Coast team. Nick Crane relives an unsung feat of 19th century seamanship in Newlyn, Cornwall.

  • Peril from the Seas

    The Coast team explore the darker side to our shoreline, as they reveal the dangers of our savage seas - including the Great Storm of 1703 which killed thousands.

  • The Riddle of the Tides

    The Coast crew behold the power of our surrounding seas. Nick Crane fights rapids off Anglesey and Miranda Krestovnikoff visits an island fortress on Jersey.

  • The Secret Life of Beaches

    Life's a beach for the Coast team as Nick Crane explores the unusual shingle spit at Dungeness in Kent and Andy Torbet goes seal-spotting in Scotland.

  • Invaders of the Isles

    The superb BAFTA Award-winning series returns with tales of invasions, from the Nazi occupation of Guernsey during WWII to bikers descending on the Isle of Man.

  • The Workers' Coast

    Nick Crane and co pay tribute to the hard grafters who made our coastline great, from foundrymen and shipyard workers to seaside entertainers. Ken Dodd guests.

  • Joy of the Coast

    The Coast team indulge in their personal passions at the seaside. Nick Crane goes mountaineering on the Isle of Skye while Ian McMillan seeks inspiration in St Ives.

  • Rivers and Seas Collide

    Witness the wildlife and industry on our river mouths as the team voyage around the great estuaries of Britain, including the Firth of Forth and the Severn.

  • The Secret Life of Sea Cliffs

    Witness the perilous precipices at Burton Bradstock and Lyme Regis as Nick Crane and the team scale some of Britain's spectacularly scary sea cliffs.

  • All at Sea

    Hear about the Dutch fishermen who helped Britain in WWII in this series of surprising stories from offshore. Nick Crane enters a yachting race on the Isle of Wight.

  • The Channel

    Thought-provoking nuggets from both sides of the Channel, from the tragedy of SS Mendi to the French influence on that very British institution - the Ordnance Survey.

  • Secret Paths to Hidden Treasures

    Nick Crane and co embark on a path to discovery as they explore our coastal tracks, visiting stunning spots on Cape Wrath, Iona, Anglesey and Lundy.

  • The Explorers' Coast

    Hear about some intrepid tales of exploration around our shores, from the Pilgrim Fathers to the Scottish adventurer who shaped Australian history.

  • Offshore!

    Stories from our shores. Hear how Scottish traditions are kept alive in Nova Scotia, discover how sea burials are conducted and join the search for puffins in the Hebrides.

  • Sea and the City

    Discover the enduring links between our great cities and the sea, including the astonishing story of how Hitler's bombers could have drowned London and ended WWII.

  • Winter

    Winter's tales from British shores. Discover why Cornwall is the storm central of Britain's rugged coastline and experience Shetland's remarkable Viking Fire Festival.

Episode guide

Coast

Series 1

Coast

  • Dover to Exmouth

    Nicholas Crane presents a fascinating journey around the coast of the UK. He investigates the top secret constructions at the front line of Britain's air defences.

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  • Exmouth to Bristol

    Come travelling with Nicholas Crane as he explores the remarkable geology and history of the British Isles. Tales of shipwrecks and villages washed away by storms.

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  • Severn Estuary to Aberystwyth

    Geographer Nicholas Crane visits the dramatic Severn Bore and the epic coast of South Wales. Miranda Krestovnikoff delves into some rockpools.

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  • Aberystwyth to the Wirral

    Nicholas Crane reveals the history of our island geography. Alice Roberts explores a prehistoric copper mine, and Neil Oliver unearths a Welsh Atlantis.

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  • Liverpool to Carlisle

    A fascinating journey around the coast of the UK, this time from Liverpool to the Scottish Borders. Neil Oliver visits the quicksands of Morecambe Bay.

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  • Northern Ireland

    Geographer Nicholas Crane presents a fascinating geographical exploration of the coast of the UK. This leg takes him from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle.

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  • Solway Firth to Skye

    The remarkable geographical history of the British Isles is brought to life by Nicholas Crane. He takes a trip off Scotland's west coast on the yacht Crunneaig.

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  • Skye to Wick

    More geographical adventures with Nicholas Crane. His journey takes him from the most northwesterly point of the British mainland, Cape Wrath.

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  • John O'Groats to Firth of Forth

    Nicholas Crane continues his epic geographical journey around Britain. He travels down the east coast of Scotland from John O'Groats to Cruden Bay.

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  • Berwick to Robin Hood's Bay

    Nicholas Crane presents a journey around the coast of the UK. He travels along England's north east coast, uncovering the violent past of Berwick.

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  • Robin Hood's Bay to King's Lynn

    Nicholas Crane presents a 13-part journey around the coast of the UK. He visits Robin Hood's Bay, retracing the steps of 18th century smugglers.

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  • Hunstanton to Dover

    Nicholas Crane presents a 13-part journey around the coast of the UK. A trip to East Anglia, which fights a constant battle to survive the pounding seas.

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  • The Summary

    Nicholas Crane concludes his journey around the UK's coast by paying homage to the diverse people and sights he's seen. What does the future have in store for our coast?

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Coast

Series 2

Coast

  • Dover to the Isle of Wight

    Discover our nation's coastal delights. Alice Roberts uncovers Britain's space rocket testing site, while Nicholas Crane visits Beachy Head.

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  • Holyhead to Liverpool

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  • Arran to Gretna

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  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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  • Dublin to Derry

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  • Newcastle to Hull

    Hear about the historical tales from British shorelines. Neil Oliver visits the home of the Venerable Bede and Alice Roberts reveals the secrets of Whitby Jet.

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  • The Outer Hebrides

    Secrets of the UK's past revealed. On a trip to the Outer Hebrides, Neil Oliver visits the isle of Mingulay to find out why it was swiftly abandoned 100 years ago.

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  • Felixstowe to Margate

    Neil Oliver brings Britain's past to life as he roams our shores. Hear the tale of the munitions ship Richard Montgomery, which sank in the Thames estuary.

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Coast

Series 3

Coast

  • Shetland to Orkney

    Neil Oliver brings Britain's past to life as he travels our shores. The story of the munitions ship Richard Montgomery, which sunk in the Thames estuary.

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  • Cardiff to St David's

    Exploring the magnificent British coastline. The team's journey starts in Cardiff marina, takes in the Gower Peninsula and finishes in Britain's smallest city.

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  • Bournemouth to Plymouth

    Take a trip along the south coast of England, from Bournemouth to Plymouth. Nicholas Crane unearths the story of massive mudslides in Lyme Regis.

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  • Southport to Whitehaven

    Neil Oliver reveals why the coast from Southport to Whitehaven is far more than the playground of the industrial north. Plus a trip to the Isle of Man.

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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed to Aberdeen

    Exploring the UK's dramatic coastline. The team here travel along Scotland's capital coast and report on the effort to save the Forth Bridge from rust.

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  • Galway to Baltimore

    Neil Oliver explores the UK and Eire's rich and dramatic coastline. This edition looks at the area of coast from Galway Bay to Fastnet Rock in South West Ireland.

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  • King's Lynn to Felixstowe

    Neil Oliver journeys around the UK's fascinating shoreline. Here, a look at the coast from King's Lynn to Felixstowe, an area vulnerable to flooding.

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  • The Channel Islands to Dover

    Neil Oliver and friends make their way from the Channel Islands to Dover, where their third epic trip around Britain's captivating coastline began.

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Coast

Series 4

Coast

  • Whitstable to the Isle of Wight

    The Coast team take another trip around the British Isles and visit our European neighbours. Neil Oliver enjoys the Oyster Festival in Whitstable.

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  • France: Cap Gris-Nez to Mont Saint-Michel

    Discover the shoreline sights of northern France. Neil Oliver visits the hidden remains of a fortress built by Henry VIII on Cap Gris-Nez.

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  • Land's End to Porthcawl

    Learn some shoreline secrets on a trip from Cornwall to south Wales. Neil Oliver casts his own bronze sword and explores the site of the 'Welsh Great Escape'.

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  • Cork to Dublin

    Coast follows the southern shoreline of Ireland. In Cork, Neil Oliver explores Titanic's last port of call and tells of the priest who disembarked at the last minute.

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  • Anglesey to Blackpool

    Neil Oliver takes to the sky at RAF Valley in Anglesey as the Coast team continue their illuminating journey around the British Isles and the shores of Europe.

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  • Inner Hebrides to the Faroe Islands

    Neil Oliver is in the Faroe Islands, where he discovers how romance blossomed for British soldiers and Faroese women during 'Operation Valentine'.

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  • Norway: Lillesand to Svalbard

    Neil Oliver straddles sea and land. The team explore the spectacular shoreline of Norway to discover Britain's age-old link to the land of the fjords.

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  • Rosyth to Hull

    Join the Coast team as they embark on the final leg of their journey. Neil Oliver visits the bustling port of Rosyth and Miranda Krestovnikoff lands on the Bass Rock.

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Coast

Series 5

Coast

  • Glasgow to Edinburgh via the Caledonian Canal

    Join Coast on a shore-to-shore route through the heart of Scotland on Britain's greatest man-made waterway, the Caledonian Canal.

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  • Denmark

    Explore the strong bonds Britain has with Denmark as the team head across the North Sea. Neil Oliver looks at why the coast keeps Danes 'hygge' - a cosy, comfortable feeling.

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  • Hull to London

    In a 200-mile journey to end the series, Neil Oliver visits the birthplace of Lord Nelson, exploring the Norfolk shoreline that inspired Neil's hero to greatness.

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  • Brittany

    Hear about Britain's bonds with its Celtic cousins across in Brittany. Neil Oliver visits the province of Finistere, battered by some of the world's wildest waters.

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  • Heart of the British Isles: A Grand Tour

    A journey around the British Isles and beyond to see how shared seas unite us all. Join the team on a circular tour of the Irish Sea.

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  • Swanage to Land's End

    The journey continues along England's south-west coast from Dorset to Cornwall. Mark Horton has privileged access to the historic dockyards at Devonport.

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  • Gower to Anglesey

    Enjoy this illuminating journey along the south and west coasts of Wales, taking in the island of Skomer, Porth Oer's beach, Harlech Castle and the Gower Peninsula.

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  • Galway to Arranmore Island

    Join the team on a trip to the storm-battered shore of Ireland's northwest coast. Neil Oliver meets a photographer who covered JFK's visit to Galway.

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Coast

Series 6

Coast

  • London to Antwerp

    Accompany the Coast team on a voyage around Britain and beyond. The journey begins in London as Nick Crane joins the struggle to construct a new mega-port.

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  • Devon and Cornwall

    Discover the stunning shores of Devon and Cornwall as the Coast team continue their journey. Nick Crane sets sail on one of the last remaining Brixham trawlers.

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  • The Netherlands

    Coast visits the man-made shoreline of the Netherlands. Hear the details of the great North Sea flood of 1953, which killed thousands in the Netherlands and Britain.

  • Western Isles and Shetland

    The Coast team embark on an island-hopping adventure in Scotland, travelling around the stunning Western Isles and the northern outpost of Shetland.

  • Wales: Border to Border

    Enjoy the shoreline sights of the Welsh coast, as we travel from the English border on the Severn estuary to the northern English border on the Dee estuary.

  • Sweden and the Baltic

    Explore Britain's connections to Sweden with the Coast team as they travel to the edge of the Baltic Sea. Nick Crane's journey starts at the High Coast.

Coast

Series 7

Coast

  • The Mysteries of the Isles

    The BAFTA Award-winning series continues. Nick Crane and co ask what it means to be an islander, from the Isle of Wight to the Northern Isles of Scotland.

  • Life Beyond the Edge

    Discover the farthest-flung reaches of the British Isles. Nick Crane joins daring locals on the Isles of Scilly as they try to wade from island to island.

  • The Hidden History of Harbours

    Learn more about Britain's historic harbours with the Coast team. Nick Crane relives an unsung feat of 19th century seamanship in Newlyn, Cornwall.

  • Peril from the Seas

    The Coast team explore the darker side to our shoreline, as they reveal the dangers of our savage seas - including the Great Storm of 1703 which killed thousands.

  • The Riddle of the Tides

    The Coast crew behold the power of our surrounding seas. Nick Crane fights rapids off Anglesey and Miranda Krestovnikoff visits an island fortress on Jersey.

  • The Secret Life of Beaches

    Life's a beach for the Coast team as Nick Crane explores the unusual shingle spit at Dungeness in Kent and Andy Torbet goes seal-spotting in Scotland.

Coast

Series 8

Coast

  • Invaders of the Isles

    The superb BAFTA Award-winning series returns with tales of invasions, from the Nazi occupation of Guernsey during WWII to bikers descending on the Isle of Man.

  • The Workers' Coast

    Nick Crane and co pay tribute to the hard grafters who made our coastline great, from foundrymen and shipyard workers to seaside entertainers. Ken Dodd guests.

  • Joy of the Coast

    The Coast team indulge in their personal passions at the seaside. Nick Crane goes mountaineering on the Isle of Skye while Ian McMillan seeks inspiration in St Ives.

  • Rivers and Seas Collide

    Witness the wildlife and industry on our river mouths as the team voyage around the great estuaries of Britain, including the Firth of Forth and the Severn.

  • The Secret Life of Sea Cliffs

    Witness the perilous precipices at Burton Bradstock and Lyme Regis as Nick Crane and the team scale some of Britain's spectacularly scary sea cliffs.

  • All at Sea

    Hear about the Dutch fishermen who helped Britain in WWII in this series of surprising stories from offshore. Nick Crane enters a yachting race on the Isle of Wight.

Coast

Series 9

Coast

  • The Channel

    Thought-provoking nuggets from both sides of the Channel, from the tragedy of SS Mendi to the French influence on that very British institution - the Ordnance Survey.

  • Secret Paths to Hidden Treasures

    Nick Crane and co embark on a path to discovery as they explore our coastal tracks, visiting stunning spots on Cape Wrath, Iona, Anglesey and Lundy.

  • The Explorers' Coast

    Hear about some intrepid tales of exploration around our shores, from the Pilgrim Fathers to the Scottish adventurer who shaped Australian history.

  • Offshore!

    Stories from our shores. Hear how Scottish traditions are kept alive in Nova Scotia, discover how sea burials are conducted and join the search for puffins in the Hebrides.

  • Sea and the City

    Discover the enduring links between our great cities and the sea, including the astonishing story of how Hitler's bombers could have drowned London and ended WWII.

  • Winter

    Winter's tales from British shores. Discover why Cornwall is the storm central of Britain's rugged coastline and experience Shetland's remarkable Viking Fire Festival.