Devon & Cornwall – Series 3
In this new series opener of Devon and Cornwall, we’re all at sea, meeting the people who live and work along the beautiful and rugged coastline.
In Looe on the South Coast of Cornwall, the whole community is gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year – the one-mile wild swim from St George’s island. On the heel of Cornwall, in Gweek, clean ocean campaigner Steve Green is collecting plastic from isolated beaches and diver Frazer Pugh sets sail from the Devon port of Brixham, searching for scallops.
In the busy fishing town of Newquay in North Cornwall, gig racer Natalie Trebilcock readies herself for a return to the sport after 4 years spend raising a family; and in North Devon, coasteering guide Sue Allen heads off in search of a new route on the rocky shores that will be perfect for tourists to experience.
In Devon and Cornwall, we’re meeting the people who build their lives in this beautiful corner of Britain.
On the Devon side of the river Tamar, sheep farmer siblings William and Harriet Allin are hoping for a shot at the coveted Young Handler of the Year title; and on the edge of Bodmin Moor, cider maker Tom Bray is creating a special blend, to celebrate 100 years of the family owning the farm.
Meanwhile, at the southern tip of Cornwall, a mass painting event aims to raise money for a new granite walkway to protect the South West Coastal Path, and in Mylor, Cornwall, oysterman Les Angell sails out to dredge for Fal Oysters.
In Devon and Cornwall, we meet the people who choose to live and work in one of Britain’s loveliest places.
In South Cornwall, farmer Bridgette Clamp’s new bull is readied for the show season while in Newquay, surfer Katy Beddoe looking forward to taking delivery a new board, shaped by her dad, Keith.
Cornish horseman David Jones and his daughter Myrtle ready their heavy horses for an old-fashioned ploughing competition; and in Ilfracombe in North Devon, harbourmaster Georgina Carlo-Paat takes delivery of a new robotic waterborne litter picker.
And on Dartmoor, veteran hill farmer Crispin Alford leads the community on a long walk across the moor, remarking the parish boundary stones.
In Devon and Cornwall, there’s a chance to share the lives of the people who live and work in this beautiful corner of Britain.
In Polperro in South Cornwall, harbourmaster Olly Puckey is preparing for the arrival of a huge new storm gate, and in Bodmin in Cornwall, the heritage steam line’s trainee driver Will Marshall is hoping to pass his test.
On the Dartington estate in Devon, farmer Jon Perkin has diversified his dairy farm with a tribe of milking goats, and in the village of Warbstow in North Cornwall, stonemason Alex Piper and glazier Arthur Bradley must combine their skill and experience to save the crumbling church window.
Executive Producer: Andrew Sheldon
Series Producer: Gareth Fielding
Production Company: True North
Channel 4 show Devon and Cornwall, season 3 begins on Monday 18th January at 8pm on C4.