On The Beach

Dramatisation by Mike Walker of Nevil Shute's compelling account of the aftermath of a nuclear world war.

A cloud of deadly radioactivity is moving slowly towards Australia, one of few places on Earth where life still exists.

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Andrew K\u00f6tting contemplates the differences between French and British beach culture.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

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As an island race, the British have always had a special relationship with beaches. Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches, and tell us why they do like to be beside the seaside.

1/5: Roger Deakin, writer, film maker and passionate outdoor swimmer spends a summer day at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton on the Essex coast.

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As an island race, the British have always had a special relationship with beaches. Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches, and tell us why they do like to be beside the seaside.

3/5. Port La Nouvelle

At the French seaside town of Port la Nouvelle, the artist and film maker Andrew Kötting contemplates the differences between French and British beach culture.

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As an island race, the British have always had a special relationship with beaches. Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches, and tell us why they do like to be beside the seaside.

4/5. The poet Gwyneth Lewis, a passionate sailor, visits a beach near her native Cardiff to consider how sailors view beaches from the sea, and why beaches are so closely linked to our happiness.

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Paulette Randall remembers her childhood outings from London to the village of Dymchurch.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

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Writer Roger Deakin spends a summer day at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton on the Essex coast.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

Writer and film-maker Roger Deakin spends a summer day at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton on the Essex coast.

The first of five programmes exploring how the British, as an island race, have a special relationship with beaches - as five people reveal why they do like to be beside the seaside.

Part of Radio 4 Extra's Great British Seaside Staycation 2018.

Producer: Hilary Dunn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

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How do sailors view beaches from the sea? Poet Gwyneth Lewis is just outside Cardiff.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

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Father and son surfers Mike and James contemplate the future of the polluted St Agnes.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

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In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a deadly radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia. Stars Claudia Harrison

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As the radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched.

As the deadly radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched.

Stars Richard Dillane.

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Dramatisation by Mike Walker of Nevil Shute's compelling account of the aftermath of a nuclear world war.

A cloud of deadly radioactivity is moving slowly towards Australia, one of few places on Earth where life still exists.In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a deadly radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

Stars Claudia Harrison.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a deadly radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia. Stars Claudia Harrison.

Dramatisation by Mike Walker of Nevil Shute's compelling account of the aftermath of a nuclear world war.

A cloud of deadly radioactivity is moving slowly towards Australia, one of few places on Earth where life still exists.In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a deadly radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

Stars Claudia Harrison.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia.

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a deadly radioactive cloud is moving slowly towards Australia. Stars Claudia Harrison.

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As the radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched.

As the deadly radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched. Stars Richard Dillane.

As the deadly radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched.

Stars Richard Dillane.

As the radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched.

As the deadly radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched. Stars Richard Dillane.

As the deadly radioactive cloud approaches Australia, a desperate submarine mission is launched.

Stars Richard Dillane.