- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Jane Rackham
Tides — they come in and 12 hours or so later they go out. And that’s it you may think. But the sea off, say, East Anglia, behaves differently from the water around the Isle of Wight, so the ebb and flow of the sea uncovers all manner of stories for the Coast team. Tessa Dunlop gives a bracing potted history of swimwear in Scarborough, and Mark Horton explores the remains of a huge medieval fish trap.
In Liverpool, meanwhile, Nick Crane gets very animated over an ingenious 1940s machine that calculated tide timetables. “This is more exciting than looking at a modern-day circuit board,” he claims. But only slightly, Nick.
About this programme
The team visits locations around the British shoreline, telling stories, investigating notable landmarks and exploring mysteries that have played an important role in the nation's development. With Neil Oliver, Alice Roberts, Nicholas Crane, Mark Horton and Miranda Krestovnikoff.
- Share this episode