Coast 1

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Culture, History Documentary published by BBC in 2005 - English narration

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The nation's love affair with the coast will be reawakened for this entertaining and ambitious exploration of the entire UK coastline. Every part of the 9,000-mile coast is covered to explore how we've shaped it - and how it shapes us. Hosted by a team of history and geography experts who investigate everything from life on a nuclear submarine; rebuilding the Titanic using computer images; the story behind the first Butlins holiday camp; and the birth of the Severn Bore. Discover the curious, sometimes dysfunctional, relationship between the British and the seas.

[edit] Dover to Exmouth

Traditionally the South coast of England is where we've fought our battles, and defended ourselves. A hop, skip and a jump away from the continent, divided only by the narrow stretch of the English Channel. It is Britain's front line.

[edit] Exmouth to Bristol

The wild and rocky South West peninsula sticks out into the Atlantic making it the perfect launching point for some of our most celebrated voyages of discovery, but it's also left exposed to the merciless Atlantic weather which travels across the ocean. This is Britain's Wild West.

[edit] Bristol to Cardigan Bay

The South Wales coast, by the Second Severn Bridge, has the second highest tidal range in the world, at around 14.5 metres (the highest is the Bay of Fundy, located off the northern coast of Maine, USA). It's also home to an extraordinary tidal phenomenon - the Severn Bore.

[edit] Cardigan Bay to the Dee

West Wales has an incredibly cosmopolitan history. It was the jumping point for adventurers, travellers and traders. The people probably knew more about Valparaiso and the Horn than they did about London - or Cardiff.

[edit] Liverpool to Solway Firth

The coast of North West England covers some classic industrial landscapes and playgrounds, and a dangerous world of shifting sands.

[edit] Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's coast has been shaped by a long and troubled history, but perhaps surprisingly the recent troubles have protected it. 30 years of neglect have saved it from some of the less desirable consequences of tourism and development. But now, as Northern Ireland gears up to make the most of its coastal attractions, this stunning landscape faces new challenges.

[edit] West Coast of Scotland and Western Isles

Scotland's west coast has the most jagged and dramatic coastline in Great Britain. It's only 300 miles as the seagull flies, but once you add in the dozens of islands anchored off this rugged coastline it is thousands of miles.

[edit] Cape Wrath to Orkney

Living on the North coast of Scotland really is "living on the edge" of Britain – you are nearer to the Arctic Circle than you are to the south of England. This coast is home to some of the hardiest people you could find, generations who have had to innovate and improvise to earn a living.

[edit] John O'Groats to Berwick

Starting off at John O'Groats, which is more famous as a journey's end, Nick Crane travels the length of the Scottish East Coast. It is a coast which is brim-full of stories of the inhabitants' ingenuity and industry - they have used both their wit and their brawn to support themselves.

[edit] Berwick to Whitby

This leg of our journey crosses four major rivers – the Tweed, Tyne, Wear and Tees - and two distinct identities: the unspoilt north which was once the ancient seat of power in England, and the industrial south, once the powerhouse of the industrial revolution.

[edit] Robin Hood's Bay to the Wash

This is a coast of two halves, divided by the broad Humber. We start on the craggy grandeur of the Yorkshire coast and finish by wading through the vast salt marshes and mudflats of the Wash.

[edit] The Wash to Dover

Every beach, bay and cliff edge along this stretch of coast has a story to tell of people who struggled with changing sea levels, the perils of flooding, subsidence and erosion. Whole towns have been lost to the sea, houses teeter on cliff tops... the very land is crumbling away.

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Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1592 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x384
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.833:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: AC3
Number of Audio Channels:2
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 58 mins
Number Of Parts: 12
Part Size: 746mb (1/6 DVD)
Subtitles: NO
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