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Season 5: Ep: 1 "Heart of the British Isles"
Coast returns with a fifth series journeying around the British Isles and beyond to see how shared seas unite us all. The team of presenters led by Neil Oliver embark on voyages to Brittany, where Nick Crane joins the ‘Onion Johnnies’, to Denmark to discover what makes the Danes the happiest people on earth, and across to Ireland, where they climb the stunning sea cliffs of the west coast.
Episodes
Ep 1
Heart of the British Isles
Watch Until November 30, 3:00am
Ep 2
Swanage to Land's End
Watch Until December 7, 3:00am
Ep 3
Brittany
Watch Until December 14, 3:00am
Ep 4
Gower to Anglesey
Watch November 21, 3:00am
Ep 5
Ireland: Galway to Arranmore Island
Watch November 28, 3:00am
Ep 6
Glasgow to Edinburgh via The Caledonian Canal
Watch December 5, 3:00am
Ep 7
Denmark
Watch December 12, 3:00am
Ep 8
Hull to London
Watch December 19, 3:00am
Heart of the British Isles
At Morecambe Bay, Alice gets trapped in quicksand to discover what makes it so sticky and so deadly. Nick goes sea cliff climbing on the remarkable rocks of Anglesey as he explores why this corner of North Wales is the site of some of Britain's biggest earthquakes. (1 of 8)
Swanage to Land's End
Neil performs the lead role in an extract from The Tempest on the stage of a coastal amphitheatre near Land's End. In Devonport, Mark reveals how the steel fleet of the modern Royal Navy still relies on the age-old skills of woodworking. (2 of 8)
Brittany
Neil Oliver explores the province of Finistere and meets a lighthouse keeper made famous by one of the world's most reproduced photographs. Alice reveals the life- saving chemical element that's locked away inside seaweed. (3 of 8)
Gower to Anglesey
Miranda visits a seabird paradise, the magical island of Skomer. At Porth Oer, Alice attempts to solve the riddle of the Singing Sands, and Mark visits the imposing Harlech Castle, one of the best preserved in Britain. (4 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Nov 21, 3:00am
Ireland: Galway to Arranmore Island
Neil discovers how the infamous 16th century 'pirate queen' Grace O'Malley turned her coastal home into an impregnable fortress. At Clifden, Dick leads a team of radio experts who try to recreate the 100-year-old technology that Marconi developed. (5 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Nov 28, 3:00am
Glasgow to Edinburgh via The Caledonian Canal
Nick reveals how the majestic Loch Ness became a key part of Britain's biggest building project in the early 1800s, and Miranda dives into Loch Creran to explore how tiny worms built a giant reef known as a Worm City. (6 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Dec 5, 3:00am
Denmark
Nick examines how the Danish made big business out of selling bacon to Britain, and Alice sets sail in a full-scale replica of a Viking longship. Dick gets access to the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind farms. (7 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Dec 12, 3:00am
Hull to London
Neil visits the birth place of his seafaring hero Lord Nelson. On the shingle bank at Orford Ness, Alice leads a team trying to recreate the original war-winning experiment which proved that radar would work. Miranda wades out in the mud of 'The Wash', a vast tidal feeding ground for migrating birds. (8 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Dec 19, 3:00am