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Coast - BBC Series 5 (New Packaging) [DVD]


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The complete fifth series of the BBC nature and social history programme revealing the secrets of the British coastline. In this series, the programme takes a circular tour of the Irish Sea, visiting every country of the British Isles along the way. Episodes include: 'Heart of the British Isles - A Grand Tour', 'Swanage to Land's End', 'Brittany', 'Gower to Anglesey' and 'Galway to Arranmore Island'.

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 Sept. 2010
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After five series, you might think that the Coast team could have run out of topics to cover. But clever expansion of the theme to include other countries, combined with intelligent research into the coastal counties of the UK, have produced another eight, hour-long episodes which are thoroughly enjoyable while being informative and educational. At its high points Coast is charming, heart-warming and jaw-dropping. Inevitably there are moments which are less gripping, or which feel a little repetitive, but overall this format continues to provide high quality entertainment. Much of the photography of the natural marine world is just plain gorgeous.

The formula is the same as earlier series: historian Neil Oliver has become the anchorman who introduces each episode, explains its themes and introduces the other presenters. Oliver also scampers off to investigate his own segments in each show, like visiting the Anglo-Saxon site at Sutton Hoo or the birthplace of Lord Nelson. Other regular presenters include Dr Alice Roberts (who usually does sciencey stuff); Nicholas Crane (geography, history, landscape and so on); Miranda Krestovnikoff (wildlife); Mark Horton (naval history); Dick Strawbridge (agriculture, naval bits, eco things).
Our favourites are without doubt Dr Alice and Nick Crane, who bring such knowledgeable enthusiasm to their subjects that it's tricky not to become intrigued in the oddest things - like the first radar experiments, isolating the smell of the sea, capturing a cloud in a jar or finding a lost land which has sunk beneath the sea. Mark Horton is a little harder to like; he's a bit squeaky for our tastes, but even so we were amazed at the discovery of chunks of Brunel's Great Eastern being pulled from the mud of the Mersey.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By DCheyside on 1 Oct. 2010
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Once again the Coast team produce a fantastic series. At the end of each series you think they can't do another one as good but then they do it all again. This series trip to Denmark is one of the best Coast programmes ever. As a teacher you watch each programme and see all the opportunities to share the wonderful geographic and historic knowledge with the children.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Reader on 21 Dec. 2011
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As ever, the BBC have proved they, or their program foundry, can get some things right. Factual, interesting, (mainly) well presented, and the new faces fit into the brand.
There are touches of stagnation, and one has to wonder how much longer this can be, and should be, continued.
Neil Oliver does his usual and professional job and the others aren't far behind.
A better way of learning the geography of the country, and may the next challenge should be to find and inland parallel.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bill Clark on 13 Feb. 2012
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In the last year I have purchased dozens of Dvd's from Amazon.uk.com along with a multi-regional dvd player. "Coast 5" is lots of fun to watch.
The complete "Coast" series is awesome. I enjoy each and every one of the hosts in this program. This series has inspired me to purchase many other history Dvd's.
I especially love the programs that that both Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver host.
Currently I own everything that the good Dr. Alice Roberts has produced, and most of what Neil Oliver hosts.
Here in the U.S., in my opinion, the movies and programs that televion has to offer
are lame.....don't even hold a candle to what the U.K. has to offer. I feel that Hollywood is disfunctional and out of touch with what mentally stable people really want to view. In my world , paying for cable t.v. is a waste of money. I prefer collecting quality Dvd's that I can enjoy and share with friends and family.
All are spellbound by the shows I present to them.......thank you G.B.and you folks at the BBC.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Jackson on 9 Dec. 2013
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All I can say is that I love it. This is one series that has got me hooked. It's just fantastic.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rev. J. Cooper on 9 Nov. 2010
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You really cannot go wrong with this series. The programme cannot be faulted and if you love nature and |Britains coast line, then buy this set. It is well worth the money.
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We so enjoy these series. All of the episodes are interesting, visually stunning and will appeal to a really wide range of interests from history to geology to biology and beyond. Excellent viewing for the whole family and seriously enticing us to spend a holiday touring along the UK coast sometime!
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Very educational, the whole of Britain's coast covered in a fantastic way. A must for all the family I am collecting the whole series
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