All three series of the terrific documentary series Coast have been brought together in this nine-disc set, delivering over 1600 minutes of fascinating viewing.
If youre new to Coast, this is the series that investigates and explores the mysteries of the British coastline. Its an ambitious piece of work, attacked with real enthusiasm and knowledge by its team. And its their passion thats one part of the success of this series.
The other magical ingredient though is the British coastline itself, and few opportunities are passed over to maximise it. Theres some glorious photography on show here, all the better for its digital presentation, and if anything--extraordinary given the running time of the three series--the only criticism of note is that in their desire to cover all of the British Isles, the team go at a faster pace sometimes than youd like.
Thats hardly a damning criticism though, and it certainly pales in comparison to perhaps the best complement that you can attribute to Coast, that it inspires you to seek out and visit the many places it shows you. A superb, fascinating piece of work, and this three-series set is a complete delight. --Jon Foster
Series 1-3 of the BBC documentary that uncovers the mysteries of the British coastline