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Coast
Season 6
Neil Oliver and the rest of the Coast team are back with more sights and stories from the shores of the British Isles - and beyond. Travelling around Britain's spectacular and endlessly varied coastline, they discover the people, history, wildlife, geography and events that have shaped the island nation and its seaside communities. This series also takes us to Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden for the first time as Neil and company explore how these countries are linked to Britain via the sea.
Episodes
Ep 1
London to Antwerp
Watch January 9, 3:00am
Ep 2
Devon and Cornwall
Watch January 16, 3:00am
Ep 3
The Netherlands
Watch January 23, 3:00am
Ep 4
The Western Isles and Shetland
Watch January 30, 3:00am
Ep 5
Wales: Border to Border
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Ep 6
Sweden: the Baltic Sea
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London to Antwerp
Nick visits a project to build a new seaport for London, Alice learns how to be a seaside landlady, and Neil tells the story of the British forces' efforts to stop Hitler's battleships from reaching the coast of Kent. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 9, 3:00am
Devon and Cornwall
Nick visits the Devon and Cornwall coastlines, Dick learns about the steam-power revolution pioneered in the tin mines of Cornwall, and Alice discovers how weather far out at sea generates waves that hit the UK's shoreline. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 16, 3:00am
The Netherlands
The team travels to Holland, where Nick explores how Dutch engineers created massive coastal defences following the great North Sea floods in 1953. Historian Tessa Dunlop investigates how the tulip trade nearly bankrupted the country 400 years ago, and Mark finds out about a project to reclaim an area of land bigger than Greater London from the sea. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 23, 3:00am
The Western Isles and Shetland
The team goes island-hopping around the Western Isles and out to Shetland. Nick hunts for gannets on Eriskay and Miranda investigates a project to breed a super-strong Shetland pony. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 30, 3:00am
Wales: Border to Border
Nick investigates evidence that a devastating tsunami hit 400 years ago, Alice tests the claim that the world's first powered flight was made by a Welsh carpenter and Dick Strawbridge reveals how, in 1947, a man on holiday in Anglesey came up with the design for a new car - the Land Rover. (5 of 6)
Sweden: the Baltic Sea
The team explores British connections to the Swedish coast. Nick views a mountain range still rising at the rate of one centimetre a year, while Mark visits the wreck of the Vasa, a ship commissioned 400 years ago to spearhead the Swedish navy, only to sink on its maiden voyage. (6 of 6)