Episodes

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01Jaywick Sands2003111720180827 (BBC7)
20180828 (BBC7)
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.

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.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

02Dymchurch2003111820180828 (BBC7)
20180829 (BBC7)
Paulette Randall remembers her childhood outings from London to the village of Dymchurch.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

032003111920180829 (BBC7)
20180830 (BBC7)
Andrew K\u00f6tting contemplates the differences between French and British beach culture.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

04Penarth2003112020180830 (BBC7)
20180831 (BBC7)
How do sailors view beaches from the sea? Poet Gwyneth Lewis is just outside Cardiff.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

05 LASTSt Agnes2003112120180831 (BBC7)
20180901 (BBC7)
Father and son surfers Mike and James contemplate the future of the polluted St Agnes.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.

Five people tell the stories of their favourite beaches.