In this new series, we explore the story of Britain through the places where Britain
meets the world; its beaches. Not only are our beaches the first place of contact with
the outside world, they are also one of the most iconic and emotional symbols of our
relationship with the sea: everybody has been to a beach. As an island nation, they
define this country and its relationship with the world.
We explore the beaches that made Britain – from some of its most popular and well
known, to the hidden coves off the beaten path. Each episode will be governed by a
central theme that shapes the narrative and focus with a light touch.