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Britain at Low Tide

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Science

Summary

Tori Herridge and Alex Langlands explore Britain's coastal archaeology, to reveal stories from our extraordinary maritime, industrial and natural history

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Episode 1: Britain at Low Tide

Summary

Tori Herridge and Alex Langlands set out to document Britain's industrial and natural maritime history, using state-of-the-art technology to comb the nation's exposed coastlines during times of low tide. They first head out to the Northumbrian coastline, to investigate the tragic story of a French fishing trawler that was wrecked off shore in 1913.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

When the sea goes out, it exposes remarkable things. Not just seaweed, shells and the remains of someone’s picnic but also evidence of our history. That might be prehistoric footprints or the remnants of a u-boat, a forgotten fortress or even the world’s first lifeboat station.

In this Time Team-cum-Coast series Alex Langlands and Tori Herridge join coastal archaeologists as they scramble around our seashores recording their finds. In Howick, Northumberland, they learn about the fate of the French trawler Tadorne and at Beadnall they try to identify the purpose of a stone structure that once stretched out into “the German Ocean” – was it a pier or a breakwater?

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterDr Tori Herridge
PresenterDr Alex Langlands

Crew

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DirectorMichael Waterhouse
Executive producerBrendan Hughes
Executive producerHarry Bell
Series producerMichael Waterhouse

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  • Episode 1

    Britain at Low Tide

    Summary

    Tori Herridge and Alex Langlands set out to document Britain's industrial and natural maritime history, using state-of-the-art technology to comb the nation's exposed coastlines during times of low tide. They first head out to the Northumbrian coastline, to investigate the tragic story of a French fishing trawler that was wrecked off shore in 1913.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    When the sea goes out, it exposes remarkable things. Not just seaweed, shells and the remains of someone’s picnic but also evidence of our history. That might be prehistoric footprints or the remnants of a u-boat, a forgotten fortress or even the world’s first lifeboat station.

    In this Time Team-cum-Coast series Alex Langlands and Tori Herridge join coastal archaeologists as they scramble around our seashores recording their finds. In Howick, Northumberland, they learn about the fate of the French trawler Tadorne and at Beadnall they try to identify the purpose of a stone structure that once stretched out into “the German Ocean” – was it a pier or a breakwater?

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterDr Tori Herridge
    PresenterDr Alex Langlands

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMichael Waterhouse
    Executive producerBrendan Hughes
    Executive producerHarry Bell
    Series producerMichael Waterhouse
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