Robson Greens Coastal Lives: Series 1
Robson Green explores the extraordinary lives and homes of the people who live on Britain’s coastline – from families who are swapping their city homes for a new life by the sea to those who have lived on the coast for generations.
Part 1: Isle of Skye
In this Episode, Robson travels to the Isle of Skye in Scotland to meet a family who are planning to build their own timber house in just one day. Croft farming is a huge part of life on Skye, and Robson meets a family of crofters who have lived here for 4 generations and helps them move their flock of sheep to Staffin Island on a small boat.
Part 2: Island of Anglesey
In this Episode, Robson travels to the Island of Anglesey, off the North coast of Wales, to meet a family who live in an ancient fisherman’s cottage in the Menai Straits that they have lovingly restored; a woman who has left her stressful life in the city to set up a paddle boarding company on the island and a couple who have spent 12 years renovating their dream cliff top home with spectacular views over the Irish Sea.
Part 3: Cornish Peninsula
This week he’s on the Cornish Peninsula meeting a couple in St Ives who are putting their life savings into renovating their coastal home themselves and still finding time to volunteer for their local lifeboat station; and Robson also joins a hang gliding husband and wife team who take to the skies over the St Agnes Heritage Coast.
Part 4: Pembrokeshire
This week he’s in Pembrokeshire meeting the family who have bought their very own island complete with Napoleonic Fort; goes fishing with a Lobsterman who couldn’t bear to be away from the coast where he grew up and makes a splash with the ‘Bluetits’, Pembrokeshire’s wetsuit-free swimming club who love a swim in the chilly Celtic sea.
Part 5: Spurn Point
Robson’s coastal journey reaches the east coast as he finds out more about the community spirit that makes life by the sea so fulfilling. This week he meets a couple living on a seal sanctuary, the volunteer lighthouse keeper who lives four days a month at the remote coastal location of Spurn Point, and meets the people who live on the former World War I campsite that today houses chalets with listed status.
Part 6: North Yorkshire
On his final journey around the coast of Britain exploring extraordinary lives and homes, Robson visits the coastline of North Yorkshire. This week he meets a family who plan to build their dream coastal home, complete with a vineyard overlooking the sea; explores an ancient former pub in Scarborough that was once the home of smugglers; and gets involved with a troupe of sea shanty singers in Whitby.