Preview – Devon and Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall

Millions of visitors make their way to both Devon and Cornwall each year, in search of adventure, culture and stunning scenery. But these proud regions are more than just playgrounds for tourists. From the beautiful lofty heights of the moors to the spectacular coastlines, this programme celebrates those who live and work in the most south westerly corner of England and returns tonight for its second season.

In the first episode of this new series, Cornish fisherman Phil Trebilcock heads out to sea to find lobster and crab. Phil has fished here all his life and there’s no better place to be. As he prepares for the harbour’s annual fish festival, he and his fellow singers get in fine voice for a rousing performance. In the foothills of Exmoor, farmers Rob and Sarah Taylor ready their native ponies for the show season, while also trying to make ends meet on their newly-inherited farm. On Lundy Island, warden Dean Jones is hopeful that the dilapidated seabird colonies are making a comeback. And on the south coast of Cornwall, shipwreck hunters Mark Milburn and David Gibbins head into the Fal estuary in search of a passenger ship that sank in the early 1800s.