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BBC A Timewatch Guide – In Search of the Wreckers (2008)

BBC Timewatch 2008 In Search of the Wreckers

In January 2007, the MSC Napoli ran aground, spilling its cargo on Branscombe beach in Devon. The public were delighted, but the authorities were determined to police opportunists. Looters of the Napoli were reviving a centuries’ old tradition: ‘wrecking’. Author Bella Bathurst discovers the social history of a national crime.

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