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Season 9
Coast returns for its ninth season with fascinating new stories from the shoreline. Everything is fair game for the series' team of expert hosts - history, people, wildlife, geography, geology, archaeology - as long as there is a good tale to be discovered and shared. While the series spends most of its time in Britain this season, it hops over to France as the team explores stories on both sides of the English Channel, including the tragic wreck of a World War I troop ship and the secret life of Mont St. Michel. The series also embarks on its first adventure to North America, travelling to Nova Scotia where some long-forgotten Scottish traditions are still maintained.
Episodes
Ep 1
The Channel
Watch February 17, 7:00pm
Ep 2
Secret Paths to Hidden Treasure
Watch February 24, 7:00pm
Ep 3
The Explorers' Coast
Watch March 3, 7:00pm
Ep 4
Offshore!
Watch March 10, 7:00pm
Ep 5
Sea and the City
Watch March 17, 7:00pm
Ep 6
Winter
Watch March 24, 7:00pm
The Channel
Nick heads to the Channel's French coast to experience the secret life of Mont St Michel. Neil uncovers the tragic tale of the wreck of World War One troop ship SS Mendi, and Mark reveals how French mapmakers unwittingly gave birth to Britain's Ordnance Survey. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Feb 17, 7:00pm
Secret Paths to Hidden Treasure
Ruth visits the perilous paths near the sea cliffs of Devon, while Adam follows a secret underwater path off the isle of Iona to discover rare and beautiful green marble. On the island of Lundy, Mark unearths some remarkable historical treasures. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Feb 24, 7:00pm
The Explorers' Coast
In Cornwall, Nick marvels at the colour illustrations of 19th-century artist William Daniell. Tessa investigates the hidden history of the Pilgrim Fathers, and Andy teams up with a group of fish counting scientists in Scotland. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Mar 3, 7:00pm
Offshore!
Nick journeys to Nova Scotia, where some long-forgotten Scottish traditions are still maintained, and Tessa reveals an untold story from the Falklands war. In the Outer Hebrides, Miranda goes in search of Britain's oldest puffin. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Mar 10, 7:00pm
Sea and the City
Nick pays tribute to the astonishing port of Immingham. Ruth investigates the clandestine coastal sex trade that scandalized Victorian Britain, and Mark reveals how Greenwich became an epicentre of global sea navigation. (5 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Mar 17, 7:00pm
Winter
Nick visits Cornwall, and discovers that wild winter seas bring surprising benefits to the Cornish coast, and Neil experiences the extraordinary Viking Fire Festival on Shetland. On the Isle of St Kilda, Andy observes a flock of feral sheep during the mating season. (6 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Mar 24, 7:00pm