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Coast - BBC Series 4 (New Packaging) [DVD]


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  • Actors: Neil Oliver, Alice Roberts, Mark Horton, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Nicholas Crane
  • Directors: Oliver Clark
  • Producers: Coast (Series 4) - 3-DVD Box Set ( Coast And Beyond - Series Four ), Coast (Series 4) - 3-DVD Box Set, Coast And Beyond - Series Four
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 4 July 2011
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004YAXUEA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,075 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All eight episodes from the fourth series of the BBC nature and social history programme revealing the secrets of the British coastline. In this series, the programme ventures for the first time beyond British shores to explore the neighbouring coasts of Scandinavia, Ireland and northern France. Episodes are: 'Whitstable to Isle of Wight', 'France: Cap Gris-Nez to Mont Saint-Michel', 'Lands End to Porthcawl', 'Cork to Dublin', 'Anglesey to Blackpool', 'Inner Hebrides to Faroe Islands', 'Norway: Lillesand to Svalbard' and 'Rosyth to Hull'.

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The fourth series of the BBC documentary that explores the mysteries of Britain's coastline. This installment goes beyond our shores to discover the fascinating secrets of our neighbouring coasts in northwest Europe and northern France. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
Coast has established itself as one of the most popular factual programmes on British TV and the fourth series continues to charm, inspire and educate.
The format remains the same; a journey around the UK coastline taken in geographical segments, dipping a toe into the social, geological, historical, maritime and natural history of each area in turn. Each hour-long episode covers a variety of topics, switching between engaging expert presenters. There are usually half a dozen in-depth items and half as many snippets - in this series the shorter pieces are occasionally present by locals, explaining their craft, trade or artistic endeavour in person.
Each episode of Coast provides an interesting mix of glorious landscape photography and extremely affable, personal investigations into little-known secrets from each area. The presenters themselves offer a wide range of talents - this series is anchored by `action historian' Neil Oliver (never shy about stripping off, it seems!) with regulars Dr Alice Roberts, Hermione Cockburn and Nicholas Crane among others. There are new contributors too, and it was especially interesting for me to see wild swimmer Kate Rew taking the crew to new places off the Dover coast.

Although the format is familiar, the series producers have cleverly extended the scope of this series to keep it fresh and provide new material. So as well as the UK coast, Series Four visits further afield to the shores of Normandy and the land of the Vikings. This is an interesting twist, and one which helps to demonstrate the heritage we share with our nearest neighbours.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Blackhorse47 on 4 Sept. 2009
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At a time when many factual programs are presented with flashy graphics, over-bearing music and dizzying camerawork, Coast presents something a beacon of hope. It manages to avoid being dumbed down by presenting just enough interesting detail at a sensible length without being too cloying in the attempt to be educational in a populist way. And best of all there's not a celebrity in sight to take us on their holidays, sorry, the journey.

Any thought that after three years of sea, sand and cliffs the format would be running out of material are put to rest to the extent that this series is perhaps the best since the first one. Sensibly the makers have spread the definition of the UK coast to include areas far away from mainland Britain such as Normandy and Norway, with the acceptable conceit that many years ago they would have shared a common coastline. This enables them to tell fascinating stories such as completing the story of the Shetland Bus by showing what happened on the other side, as well as items on the D-Day landings.

This all suggests the format can continue for a while longer. I hope so.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Simon J. Archer on 18 Sept. 2009
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Any doubts that the "Coast" Team would not be able to maintain the high standard of the first three series are dispelled by this "Coast and Beyond" series 4. Purists may not like the fact that some programmes travel beyond the British Isles (France and Norway are visited) but the tried and tested mix of history and geography continues to both educate and entertain. Worth every penny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Joy L. Bowa on 18 Dec. 2009
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I have only seen one of the discs, as I live in Australia, and was lucky enough to view this as it was borrowed. I loved it so much, that I bought the whole series, and as I am going over to England to visit my daughter, and her family, I had them sent to her, and will be able to bring them home to Australia and view them at my leisure. I love the history of the UK, as we don't have as much history over here, and we all have ties with the UK. I am looking forward to seeing them all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bluebellgirl on 6 Nov. 2010
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I watched the tv series and just had to buy for a gift for my father now living in South Africa. Scenery is beautiful, full of historical facts, a worthwhile gift to someone who enjoys watching about our landscape, the history, the countryside and the coast all rolled into one. A great value for money product!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Jacobs on 16 July 2011
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This series is so good I have every season of these programmes and never get tiered of watching them every once in a while. Some will enjoy them for the educational element and some will enjoy them for the glorious way in which our wonderful British Coast and associated countryside has been filmed but without exception, I'm sure that everyone will enjoy them.
More brilliance from the BBC!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rocketron on 6 July 2010
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''COAST''.IS THE BEST TOUR AROUND BRITAIN YOU CAN GET.IT NEVER GETS BORING.YOU CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.IT NOT ONLY TAKES THE TOUR, IT SHOWS HOW BRITAIN TICKS..HIGHLY RECOMMEND..
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. E. Billing on 8 Oct. 2009
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This latest instalment of the famed series by the BBC and the Open University, is possibly the best Coast series to date. In this series, the Coast team expores beyond the British Isles and instead expores the coastlines of the our Euopean neighbours. The series explores the relationship, historical links and geographical similarities, and cultural influences that we share with our neighbours across the english channel; and north sea.
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