Channel Shore [Tom Fort]

Episodes

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012015052520200309 (BBC7)
20200310 (BBC7)

Where exactly do the North Sea and the English Channel merge, and what did Noel Coward get up to at St. Margaret's?

Tom Fort's maritime journey takes us from the White Cliffs to Lands' End. About 675 miles in all.

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.

Read by Jonathan Coy

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Land's End in search of maritime tales.

022015052620200310 (BBC7)
20200311 (BBC7)

Wandering the 'shabby end' of the Royal Parade in Eastbourne, which houses the fishing fleet, the author is reminded of his own fishing exploits. This involved prawn-hunting.

Tom Fort's maritime journey takes us from the White Cliffs to Lands' End. About 675 miles in all.

Read by Jonathan Coy

Abridged by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Lands' End in search of maritime tales.

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Land's End in search of maritime tales

032015052720200311 (BBC7)
20200312 (BBC7)

Once upon a time on Cogden Beach near Chesil, 'a mermaid was thrown up by the sea, thirteen feet long'.

Tom Fort's maritime journey takes us from the White Cliffs to Lands' End. About 675 miles in all.

Read by Jonathan Coy

Abridged by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Lands' End in search of maritime tales.

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Land's End in search of maritime tales

042015052820200312 (BBC7)
20200313 (BBC7)

At Slapton Ley there are musings on Pallas sand grouse, ship-wrecks, and 'Cornish sardines' - whose numbers turned the water black from Lands' End to Bigbury bay.

Tom Fort's maritime journey takes us from the White Cliffs to Lands' End. About 675 miles in all.

Read by Jonathan Coy

Abridged by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Lands' End in search of maritime tales.

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Land's End in search of maritime tales

052015052920200313 (BBC7)
20200314 (BBC7)

The Looes. Then Lizard Point. Then Lands' End, where a cream tea is enjoyed, but the place itself?

The end of Tom Fort's maritime journey taking us from the White Cliffs to Lands' End. About 675 miles in all.

Concluded by Jonathan Coy

Abridged by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Lands' End in search of maritime tales.

Tom Fort travels from the White Cliffs to Land's End in search of maritime tales