Archaeologist Ben Robinson will lead an enthralling expedition across the entire British Isles in an unprecedented series. The show, “Villages By The Sea,” marks the first of its kind and promises to captivate viewers with its immersive journeys.
From Seaton Sluice in Northumberland to Solva in Wales, Culross in Scotland, and Cushendall in Northern Ireland, each episode will unveil a unique portrait of the picturesque coastal village. Delving beyond the superficial postcard imagery, Ben will collaborate with national experts and local enthusiasts to unveil hidden narratives from Britain’s past.
By deciphering clues found within buildings, street patterns, artefacts, and the natural landscape, Ben will unravel the pivotal moments that shaped each village’s history. He will unravel the mysteries of their existence, delve into the lives of their inhabitants, and explore the reasons behind their geographical location.
Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson from Purple expressed their delight at expanding this magnificent series for BBC Two and iPlayer. Having explored numerous remarkable villages in previous seasons, they eagerly anticipate the intriguing stories that Ben will unearth while exploring more hidden gems across the United Kingdom.
Diana Hare also shared her excitement, praising Ben’s fresh approach to revealing the untold histories of coastal villages, which has resonated strongly with audiences. The upcoming season is poised to showcase the beauty of locations and communities along the coasts of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
“Villages By The Sea” is a 10-episode series, each lasting 30 minutes, commissioned by Diana Hare for BBC Two and iPlayer. Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson serve as executive producers, ensuring the show’s excellence and immersive storytelling.