Coast Series 6

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Travel Documentary hosted by Nick Crane, published by BBC in 2011 - English narration

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Coast: Series Six Coast and Beyond takes the shoreline as its starting point, moving inland and outwards to the sea and other continents as it explores and tells the story of life on the outer reaches of this island country we live on. The tales come thick and fast - of geography, commerce and the deeply human. Coast's intrepid and inquisitive team of presenters led by Nicholas Crane clamber over cliff tops, ride the rough seas and explore the history and evolution of life as it is lived along the Coast and Beyond. Featuring: London to Antwerp Devon and Cornwall The Netherlands The Western Isles and Shetland Wales, Border to Border Sweden

[edit] London to Antwerp

Nick Crane finds out more about a project to create a new seaport for London. He then travels across the English channel to Belgium, where he travels along the length of the country's coastline on a tram. Alice Roberts discovers how to become a landlady in Margate. Neil Oliver finds out how British forces attempted to stop Hitler's biggest battleships from reaching the coast of Kent.

[edit] Devon and Cornwall

Nick takes a look at the Devon and Cornwall coastlines and goes on a fishing expedition. He also takes a look at some forts built by Henry VIII. Miranda goes snorkelling to take a closer look at some underwater seagrass meadows. Dick finds out more about the steam-power revolution.

[edit] The Netherlands

The team travel to Holland, where Nick learns how Dutch engineers made huge coastal defences following the great North Sea flood in 1953. Mark Horton learns about a plan to reclaim an area of land bigger than Greater London back from the sea.

[edit] Western Isles and Shetland

The team are in Scotland where they go island-hopping around the Western Isles and Shetland. Nick gets close to some dolphins off Eriskay and along with everyone else on the island he attends a golden wedding party. Neil finds out about the tragic story of a 1918 shipwreck off the Isle of Lewis. Miranda looks for otters of Shetland.

[edit] Wales Border to Border

The team travel tight around the Welsh coast. Nick takes a look at some evidence that a devastating tsunami hit the coast around 400 years ago. VHe also finds out why scientists planning an expedition to Mars find the Welsh coast a good stand-in for the surface of the planet. Alice tries to get into the sky using only helium balloons that are attached to her waist.

[edit] Sweden and the Baltic

Nick takes a look at a mountain range which is still growing by a centimetre per year and he learns that a similar uplift is happening in the Scottish Highlands as well. Alice learns how the Second World War military effort almost came to a stand still until a seamen from Hull managed to get past the German Navy to bring back Swedish ball bearings that were needed to keep British tanks and planes on the move.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1563 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731 (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 59.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 745 MB
  • Source: DVD
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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