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Coast 2 - BBC Series 2 (New Packaging) [DVD] [2005]

Nicholas Crane , Neil Oliver    Exempt   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Nicholas Crane, Neil Oliver, Mark Horton, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Alice Roberts
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Contender Entertainment Group
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 480.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GJ27W4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,567 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Series 2 of the acclaimed BBC factual documentary - uncovering the mysteries and secrets of the spectacular British Coastline.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Series 2 of the acclaimed BBC factual documentary - uncovering the mysteries and secrets of the spectacular British Coastline.
Season 2
Season 2, Episode 1: Dover to the Isle of Wight
Season 2, Episode 2: Holyhead to Liverpool
Season 2, Episode 3: Arran to Gretna
Season 2, Episode 4: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Season 2, Episode 5: Dublin to Derry
Season 2, Episode 6: Newcastle to Hull
Season 2, Episode 7: The Outer Hebrides
Season 2, Episode 8: Felixstowe to Margate SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Coast - Series 2 - 3-DVD Set ( Coast - Series Two )


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131 of 134 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highlight TV show of 2005... 17 Dec 2005
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:DVD
One of the most entertaining shows of 2005 has now made its way onto DVD and once more the viewer can lose themselves in the wonder of the U.K., as a series of experts voyage around the cooastline of this isle. This epic-series, which is accompanied by a book by Christopher Somerville, takes in twelve hour-long episodes focusing on the British coastline: 'Dover to Exmouth: The Frontline'; 'Exmouth to Bristol: The Wild West'; 'Bristol to Cardigan Bay: Times and Tides'; 'Cardigan Bay to the Dee: The Travellers Coast'; 'Liverpool to Solway Firth: Shifting Sands'; 'The Northern Ireland Coast: The Troubled Coast'; 'West Coast of Scotland and Western Isles: Islands and Inlets'; 'Cape Wrath to Orkney: Life on the Edge'; 'John O'Groats to Berwick: The Working Coast'; 'Berwick to Whitby: The Forgotten Coast'; 'Robin's Hood Bay to The Wash: The Inventive Coast'; & 'The Wash to Dover: The Vanishing Coast.'
The voyage is undertaken by several experts, the principal presenter Nicholas Crane (Map Man) is supported by a team of experts including historian Neil Oliver (Two Men in a Trench), archaeologist Mark Horton (Time Flyers), zoologist Miranda Krestovnikoff (Hidden Treasure) & anatomist/archaeologist/flame-hairerd uber-vixen Alice Roberts (Time Team). The voyage around the UK's coastline shows us not only the present day, but flips into the history of the country - whether taking up specific historical stories, alluding to the climate changes that formed this isle, or exploring the natural phenemona & wild-life.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those who love the coast 17 Dec 2005
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The series is real value for money, the photography is brilliant and the insights into the biological and social aspects of the UK coastline is uplifting. As someone who no longer lives in Britain this brought back terrific memories. There are a couple of irritations such as the introduction of the team members at the beginning of every episode and sometimes the commentary sometimes appears to be coming from school teachers, but this does not mar this terrific project and series.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked Coast 1 get Coast 2 3 April 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I got hooked on the first series, after buying the dvd set for only 11gb. Seeing Coast season 2 on Amazon.co.uk, I had to get it, but wondered why they would do the coast of the UK again, and if it would be as good. This season has the same crew, this time the dark haired scottish guy (sorry I cant think of the names)is hosting, unbrella man does the geography stories. dosnt seem as rushed as the first season, but they had to get a lot cramed into that season.

Like the first season it is full of interesting information, including the first attempt at a England - France tunnel in 1880, the make up of the white chalk cliffs, sea habitats, beach side resorts, ect. Series 2 contains 8, one hour episodes on 3 DVDs. Well worth the price.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! 19 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
But living in the midlands these days, I miss the sea terribly. Watching the Coast series is a real treat and makes my longing for the sea even stronger. There are so many miles of astoundingly beautiful coastline round England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland (about 12,000 miles I think they said when you add in all the twiddly bits and islands) that the series could have been twice as long and my attention wouldn't have faltered for a moment. And it's not just the beauty of the coastline that recommends this series - there's the sea itself in all its moods and tempers, the marine wildlife and the history. I've no doubt that I'll watch these DVDs many times. There is really only one thing I can think that would improve the programmes and that is subtitles. I can think of several occasions when they would have been useful, for example, when the zoologist, Miranda was diving with seals and it was very difficult to understand what she was saying in her diving suit, when the geographer, Nick was speaking over the clatter of a fish-finger conveyor belt, when the archaeologist/anthropologist, Mark was speaking in a Butlins holiday camp disco. Even without the subtitles though, it's mostly quite easy to understand what's said.

Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fernandezbookends 2 Feb 2009
Format:DVD
This is an exceptional series, camera work is good and some of the views are stunning an to be frank it is difficult to evaluate
The reason then for only giving it a 3 is that you always feel as if you are getting a fleeting glimpse or sound bite of a location. In addtition, there are some obvious gaps as you tend in any particular episode to zoom past a great deal whilst heading off to the next sound bite location. Without doubt it is a great TV endeavour. However, taking my own region of the North east of England, I felt that it concentrated on a current topical event, or a particular historical event, to the exclusion of giving the viewer a broader feel.

Perhaps that sums up the series, great TV endeavour, very good, but lacks a broader feel for the whole Coast, and a bit like popping into a Pub and having a quick half and a packet of crisps before zooming off again
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fine example of Coast
For many of us who will never get to many of our beautiful countries lovely places this is chance to savour its delights
Ken Webster
Published 1 month ago by Ken of Sheffield
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dvd
I bought this for my hubby as he liked the coast series but had missed a few so this gave him the chance to watch them all again.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. K. Thacker
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived within a few days
In excellent condition. Very happy as have enjoyed watching the series on tV and wanted to taked to a friend who lives abroad and has never been to GB
Published 5 months ago by cat
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
A very good serIes have watched all of them all I can say is they are very well put together
Published 6 months ago by damian f Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Coast a very good set I have enjoyed all coast DVDs what can I say about this only I got good service
Published 6 months ago by damian f Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Something you can watch time and time again. Re -live your holiday memories. Such a lot of history uncovered. Well worth it.
Published 7 months ago by Lindy Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast is a must-have
The Coast series are wonderful, you could learn so much about Britain's coasts, beaches, banks, and of course nature. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Momchil Emilov
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast - one
Brilliant product which started an amazing series .Good condition and good value. made me want to watch the rest of the series.
Published 8 months ago by Susan Manners
4.0 out of 5 stars i like this series
I have got series 1 and 2 so 3 will go into my collection. Price was good will get more when they are good thank you susanannmary
Published 11 months ago by sam
4.0 out of 5 stars bought for my son with learning disabilities
very easy watching, and a varied and informative narative - beautiful scenery. He finds it relaxing so would buy more in the series.
Published 11 months ago by N M Thirlwall
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