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Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

Paul Murton travels through the wilds surrounding Loch Etive, and also makes the journey from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree.

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Episode 2: Shelter from the Storm

Summary

Paul Murton travels from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree, along the way meeting the `king and queen" of Islonia, matching a medieval feat of archery, diving to a wartime wreck in Loch Ewe and finding himself short-changed at a money tree

Review

Paul Murton’s loch-hopping journey reaches Gairloch on the north-west coast of the Scottish mainland, where lobsters are the fishermen’s main quarry. Among the haul is the aptly named scorpion fish, whose sting can make your leg swell up to twice its size. Murton wryly tells us they’re “definitely not edible”.

At Loch Ewe, it’s difficult to believe a place with the same latitude as Canada’s
frosty Hudson Bay could harbour a sub-tropical paradise, with Tasmanian eucalyptus among the shrubs. These gentle surprises are one of the joys of this heart-warming series; another is the way Murton happily takes a pop at someone grand (eg Queen Victoria) in such a genial manner.

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Released on
2017-09-11
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Credits

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rolename
PresenterPaul Murton
UnknownHarry Bell

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  • Summary

    Paul Murton travels from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree, along the way meeting the `king and queen" of Islonia, matching a medieval feat of archery, diving to a wartime wreck in Loch Ewe and finding himself short-changed at a money tree

    Review

    Paul Murton’s loch-hopping journey reaches Gairloch on the north-west coast of the Scottish mainland, where lobsters are the fishermen’s main quarry. Among the haul is the aptly named scorpion fish, whose sting can make your leg swell up to twice its size. Murton wryly tells us they’re “definitely not edible”.

    At Loch Ewe, it’s difficult to believe a place with the same latitude as Canada’s
    frosty Hudson Bay could harbour a sub-tropical paradise, with Tasmanian eucalyptus among the shrubs. These gentle surprises are one of the joys of this heart-warming series; another is the way Murton happily takes a pop at someone grand (eg Queen Victoria) in such a genial manner.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2017-09-11
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Murton
    UnknownHarry Bell
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How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

Streaming

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