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Penelope Keith's Coastal Villages



Penelope Keith's Coastal Villages


Sundays from 6 May at 8.30pm Channel 017

Dame Penelope Keith is heading on a journey through Britain’s villages armed with her trusty Batsford guide, to explore an integral part of Britain’s national character: its stunning coastline. Penelope seeks out the community heartbeat that’s unique to coastal village life; from fishing and lifeboats, to pleasure boating and holidaymaking. Penelope delves into local crafts and industry as well as arts and literature. She visits three distinct parts of the British coastline and contrasts what the writers of the Batsford guides discovered in the first half of the 20th century with what she sees today, exploring our relationship with village life, traditions under threat and what the future holds for rural communities.


This programme will also be available with SKY On Demand.