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Coast Series 1-4 Boxset [DVD]

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 12
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 2160 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002APU3AA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,971 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
By Blackhorse47 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
The full series to date in one boxset is an ideal purchase. The format remains largely the same from start to finish of providing a half-dozen or so segments in which various presenters look at a stretch of the British coast and then delve deeper to uncover various historical tales, some well-known some less so. Although personal tastes mean that some of the presenters, and their subject matters, are informative and interesting while others are irritating, the fact that another segment comes along soon ensures you never get bored. In fact the series presents a perfect example of how 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.

The individual series vary slightly in quality. The first was fresh and intriguing and is presented as a complete journey around the whole coast of mainland Britain. The second has the distinct feeling of being filmed at the same time and includes all the bits that were considered to be not interesting enough to be included first time round. Luckily the third series improves greatly by straying further afield to the islands and Ireland and by putting more thought into how the format can be adapted to tell even more stories. And the fourth series spreads the net even further afield to move away from the British Isles with excellent results that suggest the format can continue for a while longer. I hope so.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars With index coast set would have been even better 17 Mar 2010
Wonderful and interesting information. Box contains 4 series; each serie 3 DVD's; each DVD several stretches of coasts. In total 36 coasts are reviewed. When planning a visit to a coast bit and preparing yourself by viewing the chapter first, it is not easy to find the appropiate chapter in the set. I made my own index.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BRILLIANT COAST SERIES 1 - 4 DVD BOXSET 1 Feb 2010
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Well, I was so knocked out by this series on TV I bought 2 box sets. One of which I sent to my daughters in Germany who kept on and on
at me to send it to them as I raved about it so much. Neil Oliver is just perfect as the narrator. If you want something that will keep
you glued to the screen this is it, and a bonus - great value for money!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and very informative series 10 Feb 2010
I found this series excellent as I was not as aware of my country's coast and history as I should have been. I would recommend this, particularly to those still studying at schools or even colleges.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How beautifull it is! 30 Jan 2010
These series gives you an impression of the coast witch makes you want to visit it. As usual, perfectly made in every way by the BBC. I can recommand it to everyone who loves nature, history and the amazing beauty of the coast in all it's variaty. Thanks for this beautifull document!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast Series 9 Aug 2010
By SamM
Absolutely one of the best series we have ever watched. Photography excellent. History amazing. Presenters the best
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding factual TV 1 Dec 2010
By Henners
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OK this is just a beautiful piece of television. Packed with fascinating history, geography and zoology. Told with great enthusiasm by excellent presenters. Nick Crane is just superb. His account of the French 'invasion' of a corner of Wales (in Napoleonic times) had me in stitches.

Neil Oliver, too, has the courage to be rather patriotic, which doesn't seem to be fashionable amongst many educators these days - and I like him for it. I disagree with the reviewer who finds too much emphasis on WW2 (this appears again in series 5 actually). These parts of the programme are particularly fascinating, but really there's a very broad range of historical material presented. There's much on the history of science and invention, for example, which I find riveting. Alice Roberts helps a team building a replica stone-age dwelling, crawls into ancient mines, and changes hair-colour from time to time...

Time and again, the presenters manage to make some part of the coastline seem like one of the most important places in our history. The programmes bear watching over and over, there's just so much (quite scholarly) knowledge in them.

I can't praise the makers of this series enough. Inspiring work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coast 16 Jun 2010
Compulsive viewing, we're hooked. It's so informative and really interesting, the way they delve into the history of our coastline from completely different angles.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast Series
This is an excellent series. This box set is nicely produced and presented and we are very pleased with it.
Published 8 months ago by Elisabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars What I missed seeing in my travels....
I saw a couple of these programmes at a friend's place (NZ), and decided to buy the series for myself. Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2011 by Aite Taimh
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and addictive
This box set is amazing and im truly addictive to coast , beautiful scenery and fascinating facts about the coast that i never knew about. Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2011 by L. BRIDGER
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast to Coast
This was purchased as a present for my sister in law, she is a massive Coast fan so it was very gratefully received. Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2010 by A. Ingason
4.0 out of 5 stars good but could be better
This series includes from fanastic photography and stories. But the senseless focus on our greatest hour beating the Germans in WWII becomes somewhat tedious to say the least. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2010 by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast
Bought this box set for my son who lives in the Netherlands for a Christmas present,delighted with the price of the box set also the speed of delivery. EXCELLENT.
Published on 11 Nov 2010 by Roger Whitworth
4.0 out of 5 stars ...but it should be on Blu Ray
It is ludicrous that a program broadcast in HD is only available to buy in standard DVD.
A program such as this is tailor made for Blu Ray.
Published on 26 Aug 2010 by Sunny
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast Box Set
I bought this box set for my Dad for his birthday. He thinks it is fantastic. His words were "you couldn't have bought me anyhting better!"
Published on 11 July 2010 by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia & education combined
An excellent series appealing to those of no longer living in the UK, interesting for anyone with an historical or geographical bent. Read more
Published on 9 July 2010 by charleston
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous!
I watched all four series over a long week. Well worth the time - so much I had not heard of anywhere else.
Published on 7 May 2010 by Kathryn Gordon
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