Devon and Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall

Series 3 - Episode 1

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Review

It’s hard not to feel wistful at the start of the new series of Devon and Cornwall for times past, for holidays and community events where people gathered for laughter and good will. 

But as a bit of locked-down escapism it will do nicely in a tidal wave of documentary series set in the South West (including Cornwall: This Fishing Life at 9pm on BBC2), even if narrator John Nettles overdoes the alliteration (“a rabble of ravenous racers… garner goodies”).

In Newquay we join a Cornish gig race, in Brixham in Devon we accompany a scallop diver (“The ocean is my solace, it’s where I like to be”) and there’s a wild swim in Looe. 

Summary

The return of the documentary examining life in the two counties, beginning by meeting the people who live and work along the beautiful and rugged coastline. In Looe on the south coast of Cornwall, the whole community gears up for one of the biggest events of the year - the one-mile wild swim from St George's Island back to the town beach.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Andrew Sheldon
Series Producer Gareth Fielding
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