Comedian and Presenter Ade Edmondson sets sail to explore Britain’s maritime past and meets with people whose lives are still influenced by the sea today.
During the series Ade takes to water on-board some of our countries most historic ships, rolls up his sleeves working with fishermen at sea and experiences what’s happening off our coast today, including visits to Britain’s newest super port, an offshore wind farm and a community run island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.
Using rare archive film and photographs, the series celebrates our island nation’s proud seafaring heritage and offers an insight into how the past has influenced the working ports and harbours of today.
In episode one, Ade sails into Brixham Harbour; approached from the sea it’s a view with colourful houses cascading down on either side of the port and is one of the prettiest along the South Devon coast. Throughout the rest of the series, he’ll be sailing on an iconic Thames Barge, going lobster and crab fishing in the North East, seeing the skilled pilot skippers at work on the Bristol Channel, and he also looks at the audacity of the industrial Manchester ship canal, built to bypass Liverpool as a port!
Ade in Britain, series produced by Simon Paintin & made exclusively for ITV, airs every Thursday at 8.30pm from March 27th.