Series 6 - 5. Wales - Border to Border

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Miranda Krestovnikoff hurls a gannet from a cliff. This isn’t the start of a bad joke and neither is the lovely Miranda being cruel; she’s actually helping the bird on its way after it’s been checked and weighed by researchers on the gannet-heavy island of Grassholm in Pembrokeshire.

Miranda and the team are exploring the Welsh coastline, and there is the usual mix of light history and human interest. The best bit is the most touching, when two women, part of the Ugandan Asian diaspora of 1972, talk of their introduction to Britain; an ex-military complex where the welcome was as warm as the winter was cold.

About this programme

5/6. The team explores the Welsh coast. Nick Crane investigates evidence that a devastating tsunami hit 400 years ago, and finds out why scientists planning a trip to Mars find the local landscape a surprisingly good stand-in for the red planet's surface. Alice Roberts tests the claim that the world's first powered flight was made by a Welsh carpenter seven years before the Wright brothers and Dick Strawbridge reveals how, in 1947, a man on holiday to Anglesey came up with the design for a new car that would conquer the world - the Land Rover.

Cast and crew


Nick Crane
Alice Roberts
Dick Strawbridge


Executive Producer
William Lyons
Series Editor
Steve Evanson