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Coast
Season 7: Ep: 2 "Life Beyond the Edge"
All the elements of Britain’s spectacular and endlessly varied coastline are celebrated in this fascinating documentary series. Coast’s team of presenters - all experts in their respective fields - uncover an extraordinarily rich mix of stories, archaeology, history, wildlife, geography and human interest, all woven together with a theme of exploration. The team probes the riddle of the tides, explores the wild coast, goes island hopping, discovers harbours that are gateways to adventure, lives life beyond the edge and reveals the secret life of beaches. With stunning aerial photography, each episode is a journey around Britain’s breathtaking coastal landscape.
Episodes
Ep 1
Mysteries of the Isles
Watch May 18, 7:00pm
Ep 2
Life Beyond the Edge
Watch Until April 24, 4:00am
Ep 3
The Hidden History of Harbours
Watch Until May 1, 4:00am
Ep 4
Peril from the Sea
Watch Until May 8, 4:00am
Ep 5
The Riddle of the Tides
Watch Until May 15, 4:00am
Ep 6
The Secret Life of Beaches
Watch Until May 22, 4:00am
Mysteries of the Isles
At Scapa Flow on Orkney, Neil explores the conspiracy theories surrounding the mysterious death of Lord Kitchener. Tessa hopes to witness an extraordinary sight that is special to the Western Isles of Scotland. On the Isle of Wight, Andy finds himself scaling slippery new heights on the Needles. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri May 18, 7:00pm
Life Beyond the Edge
Nick visits the Isles of Scilly, and Ruth follows the dangerous path traversed daily by the Branscombe Cliff farmers in Devon. Hermione learns how the fossil of a large sea creature found at St. David's Head, Pembrokeshire, shaped scientists' understanding of Earth's history. (2 of 6)
The Hidden History of Harbours
At the Cornish fishing harbour of Newlyn, Nick relives an astonishing unsung feat of heroic British seamanship, while Mark joins an archaeological dig at the Irish Pompeii in Northern Ireland. (3 of 6)
Peril from the Sea
Nicholas tells the tale of the Great Storm of 1703, and Dick visits Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, where he explains how the timings of the D-Day landings were determined by RAF weather forecasters. Ian uncovers the fate of hospital ship Rohilla, which ran aground off Whitby in 1914. (4 of 6)
The Riddle of the Tides
In Liverpool, Nick discovers a machine used to predict tides for the D-Day landings, and Miranda visits Jersey's Seymour Tower to witness the marine life revealed at low spring tide. Tessa compares the fashions in bathing suits favoured by different generations of beach-goers. (5 of 6)
The Secret Life of Beaches
Nicholas searches for leeches in the pebble-pools of Dungeness in Kent, and learns how the area was formed. Hermione takes to the air to view sand art in Jersey, and Tessa inspects a steelworks built on the shore of Port Talbot. (6 of 6)