12/07/2017 The One Show

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Martin Clunes joins Matt Baker and Alex Jones to celebrate Britain's beaches live from Perranporth in Cornwall. Plus live music from The Kooks.

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Welcome to Cornwall and The One Show with a difference. Forgeture foreign


holidays. We are celebrating the people who heap us happy and safe at


the seaside. We have brought The One Show to the beach! Hoy!


CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Welcome to The One Show on the beach. Of course


tonight we are celebrating Britain's beaches and where better to


celebrate that one of our finest, it is Perranporth, just look at the


evening light. It is a delight. It is our best day out so far. We have


based ourselves at this fabulous beach bar called the Watering hole.


We have a barbecue with David Deadman and we have a beach band in


the form of The Kooks. I love her, because she moves in her own way. Oh


I love her because she moves in her own way. # Oh, she came to my show #


Just a teaser, they're going to be playing live Naive later. Because we


are in Cornwall, there was one man that we just had to invite. So he


has been filming up the road for the last 13 years in Doc Martin, but I


mean he is basically a local. Yes, but he is not that at home on the


beach. Sit down, Martin. Leave the blanket alone. I just want to get


the sand off. It is a beech. Yes, I would like to be comfortable too. So


Scottish egg? Haven't you got any healthy food? No, it is a picnic,


just try to relax. Ow! It's Martin Clunes. Of course it is. Martin!


Thank you. Hello there. Martin. Are you all right? Martin, what do you


make of this? Hello, Perranporth! Lovely. What a nice crowd. Have they


paid? We have to say a special thank you for staying, because you haven't


heard the news about Martin's puppies. Hang on. I mean that in a


nice way. I was half way with my wife and we got the call the cocker,


Heidi, our cocker spaniel has gone into labour. So I had to go and get


another car. Very exciting. Do you need some parents for the new


puppies? We might. We have a few... We will chat later. Oh! See. OK.


Nice little cocker. Back to beaches, do you have a favourite? I'm a big


fan of one further up the coast. It is my first time here. It is a


beauty. We have had a great day. The best day of The One Show for ages.


We haven't played frisbee for a why. I was hopeless, then I had to have a


lie down. A bit of tennis. It is like Wimbledon. The message has to


be... That wasn't your sand castle. No, but you have got to get down to


our beaches, we might not have the best weather, but we have some of


the most beautiful beaches and they support the local economies, no


airports no, ridiculous exchange rates. All week we have been asking


for your photographs of your favourite beaches. First this looks


like California. This is Cameron and his friends in Argyll. The entire


beach to themselves. We will show some throughout the night. Kevin


will give us a run down of what is to offer at Britain's best beaches.


When it cops to finding that perfect beach, with over 11,000 miles of


coastline in the UK, we are spoilt for choice. This is a former fishing


village in North Wales and a family favourite beach destination. What


makes the perfect beach holiday for you? The kids enjoy themselves and


fun. The water's shallow and safe and clean and you know the children


are safe. If you're looking for clean and safe shores, head to


Cornwall. It has eight blue flag beaches. Including St Ives. Surf and


sand and galleries in the town centre. If you want an accessible


beach without the crowds, check out the Gower peninsula in Wales. A


short walk delivers three miles of golden sand that this month was


voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. The Atlantic swell that


makes it perfect for surfing creates waves here on Hell's Mouth. It is


always windy here. Ideal for water sports. Making it the perfect spot


for more adventurous beach-lovers. What makes the ideal beach for you?


The sand, the waves, the surf break. Clean beach. That is important. We


like to be active. We want to do things. I don't want to lie around


and just sunbathe. But sometimes there is nothing better than being


the only person for miles. That wonderful sense of freedom. You're


just away from city life. Like on the Isle of Harris in the Outer


Hebrides, a remote piece of paradise. Just the ticket for a bit


of rest and relaxation. But for some a towel and a good book won't do.


Their perfect beach themes them busy -- keeps them busy. Bamburgh is


famous for his castle. If your seaside passion is wildlife, Formby


Beach in Merseyside has some rare species of lizards, beetles and


toads and red squirrels. Often the best day is down to more domestic


creatures. You all right? I'm good. It doesn't take a magician to work


out this is probably Dolly's favourite beach. Yes. Dogs can come


here all year round. There is no restrictions. So it never gets too


busy. Anyone that's ever been travelling or you have been to


different places in the world, this place is quite special. At the end


of the day, maybe it all comes down to the view. For scenery with a


difference in the shadow of a power station, the beach at Dungeness in


Kent is bleak and beautiful in equal measure. But for nature this is


Dorset. What ever your mood, there is a breath-taking beach to suit


you. So clean the sand between your toes tshs breeze on your face - hit


the beach. Doesn't it make you proud to live here. And thank you to


everyone who has been sending in photographs of their favourite


beaches. We have got these guests here and we thought we would put


them to good use and you're going to help us read thesous. E out. I'm


Linda. Are you on a break. I live here. Who is this and what is this?


This is Chrissie and husband Alan and son Freddy at folk stone in


Kent. What is your story? I'm Faith also from Newlands east. This is


Kate and her dog, George, at their favourite beach, Bamburgh in


Northumberland. I know that beach very well. How are you. Please tell


me you're on holiday. Yes I'm from Derby. This is Alison's husband and


dogs in Gower. Who is at the end of this rainbow? Rowan from Cheltenham.


This is Ally and his wife on their wedding day at Tynemouth. All those


lovely views and we have another one. Martin. I have one from


Joanne's nephew Charlie, she took this in Norfolk in December. It is a


great beach for dogs. There is always a dog. We were saying is 13


years you have been filming in Port Isaac and you're used to filming in


front of a crowd now. Yes, we get a good house. They're all friendly and


on side. It is not a worry. In London people beep their horns and


try and ruin your game. Very well behave bed. These are my people. I'm


sure a lot of these people will be wondering what is going to be


happening with you and Louisa in the series, you had a break. Ooh, sorry!


Don't worry. I've never had a reaction like that, madam. I haven't


even got to the anecdote. Yes, Louisa. We trying to live a normal


life and she is unsettled in her career and maybe she will take a new


turn and maybe to cheer her up I will allow a dog to live in the


house. That is the big news. It is a challenge for you to get the word


dog into every answer. Yes there is two dogs. You have dogs and you have


got, and this is a real thing, Sigourney Weaver. She left on


Monday. She came back. She did a couple of days last series and she


has had a good week and had a bigger part. Now, she is flying off to do


Avatar for a year. You have said in the past, that you think it will


finish at series 9. But you have said it won't be the end of the


story. Where do you stand? On the fence! We have only got a commission


up to 9. Never say never. It is a good gig. I will never get a better


job. You would like it to go on. I don't know. You're right at home


here. You look well on it. I love Cornwall. We will talk about your


farm. Port Isaac, we thought how do we get some competition. Well we


have a volleyball match going on. They have the whole show to score as


many points as possible. They will start now. We will keep you


up-to-date. This isn't the first time we have been at Perranporth.


Last year Iwan was on the beach with volunteers, helping with a beach


clear up and they found a lot of rubbish. Pollution is a real


problem. But Lucy who is just down the beach has some good news for us.


It is a problem across the world, every year around 300 million tonnes


of plastic is produce around the world and eight million ends up in


the sea. And on beaches like this in Weston-super-Mare. One of the worst


offenders are these, the plastic sticks of a cotton bud. But could


that be about to change? Following the fight against plastic bags and


microbeads, cotton buds are the latest targets for environmentalists


like natty. I have joined her on a beach clean. You have to get your


eye in. Look all the way along here. How do they get here? People flush


them and our sewage filters have holes in to let the water through


and cotton buds just pass through. What is the impact of these? Our


marine life are consuming these, they break down into microplastics


and ends up back in the food chain. These were picked up in Cornwall.


From one beach clean. That is around 800 buds. This is from the Avon


George. From half a kilometre. What is the solution? They don't have to


be made out of plastic. That message seems to be getting through. This


year some of the biggest retailers have vowed to switch the stick and


phase out the plastic and replace them with paper versions. Co-Op has


been selling paper-stemmed buds for eleven years, now Johnson and


Johnsons, Marks and Spencers and Waitrose have joined them.


This factory in Francis 24 billion cotton buds roll off the production


line every year. The manager says that demand for paper stems is on


the rise. At the moment 5% but the market is growing a lot. We expect


10% next year and the main market is Scandinavia. And the UK and then


France also. 2 billion of the cotton buds made here are now coming to the


UK and the process starts with big barrels of cotton fed into the


machine which is attached to the paper stems with gloom, rather than


being heat treated like the plastic ones. A more expensive process, but


the stick is three times stronger and retailers say the customer


should not see an increase in price. Niall Wilson from a UK-based


supplier has worked with the factory to bring the paper bud to the UK.


Word has got out about the change and we are being approached by


retailers. Waitrose were the first. It is a small impact. It will allow


Waitrose to remove 22 tonnes of plastic out of their products. Back


in the UK it is sounding more positive, but why has it taken


retailers so long to cotton on? Claire was the main driving force


behind the Waitrose decision to change to paper. You are Waitrose,


using single plastic items it is a real issue. Why don't we take all of


them off the shells? Before we get contacted by angry environmental


groups, let's do it. So many things go through our minds all the time


and we are constantly removing other things from the environment. We were


pleased they contacted us but we drove this. We have gone to


suppliers and talk to customers about the benefits to moving to


paper. With everything from plastic water bottles to straws, what is


next? We hope by 2025 all packaging, of Waitrose products, will not go to


landfill. Either reused, recycled or composting. Late in the day or not


it seems retailers finally doing their bit to make oceans cleaner,


but as we move away from plastic stems, there is a simple message


campaigners want to get across. Buds go in the bin.


We are talking more plastic on the beach and I am with you go, the boss


of Surfers Against Sewage. You are a surfer and this is your local beach.


Do you see much plastic here? I surf here as much as I can as sadly as I


see around the UK, this beach can be awash with single use plastic is


regularly. You put effort into cleaning up plastic here and


everywhere and we have seen photographs of what it is like


before you do a beach clean. Where does it come from on this speech?


The systems we have to control these plastics are not fit for purpose and


we see a lot escaping from bins and recycling systems and ending up on


the beach and ocean so we have to do more to stop the flow of plastics to


the ocean. You say it is an environmental emergency, how bad is


it really? Shockingly, they say by 2050 there will be more plastic than


fish in the sea is so time to take action now. That is a serious


statistic. What will we do about it? We can do all sorts. We have 25,000


people joining us on beach cleans every year to pick up plastic and we


can produce our own plastic footprint and call for more action


from the government to stop mastic ending up in the oceans. I will


speak to Lizzie, I call her the paddle boarding environmentalists.


You have been on inland waterways on a paddle board, did you push your


way through plastic? I did 400 miles and took 3000 photos of plastics I


encountered along the way on the journey. You spent seven and a half


hours paddle boarding the Channel. What condition was the sea in? With


the CE is different from inland, way have bigger pieces. This is about


micro-plastics. I took samples of the water which we have analysed to


find out what is out there. It is hidden. Those samples have been


analysed at Plymouth University and Professor Richard Thompson said


samples he has analysed have a lot of fibre and plastic. What do you do


to reduce it? It is about taking a zero tolerance approach to plastics


like bottles, bags and straws. Just to be mindful of what you are using


in terms of plastics. Thank you. Zero tolerance from them and me on


the beach tonight and from this beach because this morning as every


morning the trucks were out, breaking the sand and cleaning away


any plastic debris and rubbish. The man driving the tractor is Bob,


and he is here with his son Tommy. They own the Watering Hole, you are


our hosts this evening. Thank you. We saw you cleaning the beach. What


do you turn up? What is the most unusual? The most unusual has


probably been a bomb. I guess a World War II bomb. I told the guy to


take it back from where he got it from, otherwise we would be closed


down. It has happened before. Bomb disposal came out and it was gone.


You have been running the bar since 1978. Since then, Tom, you have come


on board and it has altered. This is how it started. You had a shack. It


was quite an investment! You bought it from an Australian. The guy went


to Australia after he sold it. He legged it. He knew there was a bomb!


You moved onto this. I progressed with extra mobile kiosks, to take


the item to the customer. You are the Del Boy of Perranporth.


You have evolved yourself. This is you relaxing. Hard at work at that


time, actually. You still have a similar position! Tommy, how proud


are you of your dad? Look at that fine figure of a man. He is there.


Not really sure what shorts... Looks like a boy band. We have a bathing


costume item coming up. Maybe Bob will do some modelling. The business


has evolved and music is at the heart, which you are passionate


about. About five years ago. I got a call, and it was hard not to come


into it. We have the festivals at the Watering Hole. Big names. Huge.


We have had Dizzee Rascal, status quo. Tom Jones. And this Friday we


have seasick Steve. Quality entertainers. It is something else.


We have been lucky with the weather, a beautiful evening. Lots of


holiday-makers. You are open most days of the year. What challenges do


you face when the weather turns? Wintertime, you have big storms come


in and I believe you were here before when we almost got washed


away. Where we are sitting, there was not any beach, a 15 foot drop


straight down. Bit by bit we have reinforced it with boulders. When


the next comes, and we have had a nasty one since, we have managed to


keep it out and by being here all year we can keep an eye on it. Tommy


it is a driver to stay open and be open. You hardly have a day off. I


love it, it is a lifestyle. You are in Cornwall, you go surfing, play


rugby, you are around your best mates and this places a great


community place to be around. Everyone is your best mate and that


is what life is all about and if you have got that, you can't beat it.


Thanks again for being fantastic hosts tonight. You are welcome. It


is not just this beach that is lovely. Lovely beaches in Britain.


We have Melania and maps to help. What is the story with this picture.


This is Thomas on Great Yarmouth beach from Peter in Norfolk. This is


Laura's family's favourite beach. It does not say where. It is Norfolk.


What we would like to know is childhood memories of beach


holidays. I live in Perranporth and it is going surfing with my family


when I was a kid, with my mum and dad. I would have to say gritty


sandwiches. Mine is staying at the Golden Sands holiday park with my


mum and dad in a little chalet. Mine is sandy foot wells in the back of


the car! On that note, this is Sally Traffic's.


I am off to South Seas to see a national treasure, a darling of


truckers and motorists across the UK. She was voted the sexiest voice


on radio. I wonder what the traffic will be like today. If you are


heading to Southsea, be warned the M2 75 coming through Portsmouth, the


main route into Southsea, is extremely busy today. Sally Boazman,


or Sally Traffic used a holiday in Southsea every year with her mum and


dad and brothers. Her family would squeeze into an Austin eight and


think nothing of bunking down in it for the night. For her older brother


Bill, old habits die hard. Where is your little sister? Nice to see you.


My dad was tight, and he would not spend money on bed-and-breakfast so


we slept in the car. It must have been cosy. Very cosy. We were really


young and it was an adventure to sleep in the car overnight. What


brought you to Southsea? Dad used to say, I am taking you on a mystery


tour and we would look at each other, raise our eyebrows and say


here we go, Southsea again. In those days people did not fly off to


Majorca. Everyone went to the nearest resort. Come on, Christine,


Bill, let's go on a tour of Southsea. Southsea, here we come!


Sally, when did your interesting cars start? We were brought up with


cars and my dad would buy and sell them and my grandfather worked for


the Austin motor company. I ended up doing the traffic news, which seemed


a logical extension of what my life had been told that point. My


grandfather started working at the Austin motor company as a carpenter


because a lot of the finish in those days would have been made of wood.


If you see a particular Austin car before a certain date, my


grandfather would have done the woodwork inside the car. I am proud


of that. From riding in classic cars to happy memories riding on the


carousel. I remember being on this carousel so clearly. They used to


try to push me off. It was a little game. You tried to push me off my


chicken! Get off me, you big bully! Brotherly love! And don't you just


love the British weather? This is a lovely summer's day. What did you


use to do? We would go in the Sea regardless. Mum and dad were great


swimmers and tortoise to swim here. Used to have a lot of big ships and


destroyers going into Portsmouth Harbour, but we would swim in there


all the time and we are alive to tell the tale. The model village has


been a landmark over 60 years, a favourite with the family but were


mum and dad model parents? Dad was charming, played the piano, became


an actor in later life and mum was larger-than-life but dad was a free


spirit, as we are. Dad was not the only one who watched the pennies.


Mum was thrifty. We always had peanut butter and she said the jars


and clean them out and make a hole in the top, stick a straw in, orange


squash. Orange squash in a peanut butter jar. Stylish. Tell me that is


not mean. For Radio 2's award-winning traffic reporter, all


roads still lead to Southsea. Fish and chips. This is the way to end


the day. How have you enjoyed it? Great, I had not been before. I have


a special drink organised. I thought you might like... The icing on the


cake. This is what mum used to make. A memory of your mum. Cheers to you,


mum and dad. We love Sally traffic. From Sally's


cagoule we will go to beach wear. Do you have a go to pair of shorts?


Yes, I think I look neat in them, but I'm told I don't. Describe them.


Are they a budgie. Manila coloured. The pockets don't work. I put things


into them and they drop out. As long as you feel confident. That is the


theme of the item now. You will like what is happening. My word, Lucy, I


thought you would be in the line up. That is racy. Sashaying to us, we


have Amanda, John and Adrian. What are they wearing? They are wearing


reproductions of Edwardian clothing and this gentleman in a real 1920s


swim suit. That is quite something. It is wool. How does it feel? I will


go for a swim in a minute. It is not too itchy. Elaborate. Initially men


went swimming naked. When it became more popular with families to go to


the seaside, they started experimenting with separate beaches


for men and women and no, we are just going to have the men cover up.


This is the result. The covered up Edwardian swimming gent and the


covered up swimming Edwardian lady. It is so much more athletic by the


20s. I think they're glad they have got the outfits and they heard they


used to be naked. Next wave of model please. We have the 50s and 60s and


see how the female form is not being covered, but exposed and enjoyed. It


is a revolution and we have the bikini. First invented in 1946.


Which is really... A long time ago. But it was so scandalous that the


French mavn who invented -- Frenchman who invented it couldn't


find anybody to model it and had to go to an exotic dancer. So this is a


sort of compromise version which you see in the 50s in which the belly


button is hidden. It wouldn't hide mine. Now our next wave. We have the


70s, the 80s and 90s, look how small things have got. Both men and women,


teeny. With and we have the influence of things like Baywatch


with the high leg xut. -- cut. It is iconic I'm ready to dash into the


sea and save somebody. And we are covering member up again. Things


have gone big and baggy. Would you rather be in the baggy brights o the


swimpier once. . The Baggies riv time. Bag -- the baggies every time.


I'm just thinking how beautiful it is. This is a dream. It is. Moving


on to food. We have Dave here, who is a barbecue extraordinary,


Harvey's a farmer from up the road and Lucy your sister-in-law is


helping. Here is your barbecue. That is impressive. Talk us through this


technique. This is my fire pit. I take it around the the summer. We


have half of one of Harvey's lambs on the go. Do you do parties? I do


whatever. We will have a word later. One thing you do is barbecue tips


and a lot of people will be cooking, come on. What I would say is have an


open fire. Lots of barbecues have lids and they give great results,


but they're not as much fun. Speak to your butcher, get something a bit


different and just let the meat and the fire do their thing. Just make


sure it doesn't get too hot. We have this burger competition. I had a


word with you and I said, make mine a good one. We have made it cheap


and cheesy. It is going down well. Well, basically, your's turned out


like a proper burger. I thought the idea was go left field. It is left


field, it has chilli jam and cheap cheese and yellow sauce. Take the


top off, that looks like, you know... I know what people wants. I


was going for something more alternative and went for pickled


beetroot with Brie yoch. You have gone posh. We are having a taste


test and will chalk up who likes what later. Burgers are coming, all


right? It won't be like. There is cries of, why aren't we doing


pasties. Let's not worry. We will see you soon. Martin. Yes. That look


very good, yours. Well, I know. I just went classic. Martin what is


your choice. Posh. Posh. We will chatted about your charity festival.


Maybe you want to try. Hang on. I don't want to cover you with burger.


You always put on a charity fair. Yes, we do. This is our ninth year


and it is in aid of Dorset and Somerset air ambulance and we have a


fun fair with a big wheel and a pony show and we have a massive dog show.


This year in the novelty ring, which I judge, we are having the dog most


like Neil Morris si competition. There is a lot of local excitement


about that. We have southern golden retriever display. We have horses


coming from the pony club. Clydesdales and I will show my


Clydesdales. So you have put some of the competitions on because you want


to win. Yes just that one. And I generally do. We were thinking about


is in Neil Morrissey competition and we thought Dog Martin. Haif. Hey.


You were thinking for a long time. The whole of the North Cornish coast


to find dogs that could be contenders. Will it be insulting? We


have the line up. They're beautiful and Mason. I have been looking at


Mason. He is so handsome. Burger? Davis from Cyprus. The question is,


I mean, dog... You spot the similarity between me and this dog?


Dog Martin. He has got lucky hasn't he? Thank you Mason. Keep him in


mind. The next one. Here is Chrissie. Teddy is seven months old.


He likes being picked up. Where do you put the pajamas. There is a zip


here somewhere? Hello, Teddy. I think Teddy is a good contender.


Like me? He is too nice. The question is, do you look like this


dog? Maybe, let's have a look at some of the others. Keep them


coming. He is obedient. Now this, Frances. That is just rude. Courage


is four. What you have done is rude. Do you often wear a bib? If I'm


feeling dribbly. He is a whopper. What breed? Newfoundland. It is hard


to ask me to judge a dog that look like me. You could help. When you


look in the mirror, do you see Courage? I see regret! Is there one


called Regret? One final doggie. This doggie. Hello sweetie. Clever


dog. He knows a lot of tricks. Will he demonstrate something? What is


that one? Stand on my lap? Oh! Look at that! He is like me. He is smart.


He is lovely. The question is, do you look... Do you think you look


like this dog? I'm big on cockers. I wish I looked like him actually. I


wish I had a snout. He is a handsome dog. That was out loud, wasn't it.


We have got to pick a winner. This one. Oh, well done! Buddie. Well


done, Buddie. No ex-pension played. -- expense spared, a Martin Clunes


lead. You found a dog that looks like you and now you can tuck into


your burger. Thank you. See you, Buddie. Bye! They were all gorgeous.


Hang on, we have got... Volleyball update. 48 to 44. Port Isaac are


ahead. Really? Wow. Come on Port Isaac. Volleyball isn't the only


sport played on the beach, it is the home to the English National Surfing


Championships. For the folk who dedicate their lives to the sport it


is about more man medals. Nine, peg leg, changed it legally.


Originally I was brought up in Essex. I came down when I was 13. As


far it is leg goes. It was a birth defect. They were given the chance


of a prosthetic and they chopped it off and now life has been filled


around surfing. I live what some would class an alternative life. I


live in a camper van and use it for travels. I don't have to pack. I


just turn the key. I have been all over, Norway. Minus 31. It was hard


core. I've three kids. They get it and understand it. And they come


down and stay in the van. They like camping. For me, surfing is my


meditation, my gym, it is escape, my head space. Which bill in the ocean


until the last day. Before I started surfing I studied medicine. Growing


up I was sick and I have got Crohn's disease and the majority of my


intestines removed when I was young. So I kind of grew up in hospital and


you almost feel like you have in prison and you have a sense of I


just want the live my life. About 18 I was living in Leeds and I wept on


holiday -- went on holiday to Tenerife. Had one surf lesson, loved


it and stayed for about six years. As soon as you get in the water I


feel relaxed and happy and no two waves are the same. That is what I


love. Surfing opens doors to travel and you go to amazing places and


meet amazing people. It is time consuming, making videos, but I love


it. It is more of a comedy value we do it for. I love to make people


laugh or to entertain. I don't think you can reach an age where you go, I


can't surf and if I did, yeah, that would suck. The best feeling in the


world. Surfing was a family thing, something I did with my dad. I fell


in love with it at a young age and it has always been part of my life


and something I have to do. I was very determined that I did want to


be a professional surfer. Even at ten years old. It is a sense of


freedom and being close to nature, the rawness of being in the sea and


having something so powerful riding it and it has a spiritual side and I


think all those things put together make it exciting. I have eleven


European titles, 20 odd British titles. I have been second in the


world three times. Not quite got there. But the fire's still burning.


I've three kids and Lucas is nine, the bond we have is incredible and


he just loves it so much. I like surfing with dad every day and I


just like getting in the water no matter what it's like and we have


fun. But I get a buzz off watching him surf. Just watching him learn.


But the main point is it is trying to keep it fun and about us living


day-to-day and making the most of it. That is what it is about. Well,


we are now joined by Nigel, Al and friend from the local surf club.


Looking at those folk, you're a life line for surfers like that? We we


are the surf life savers and train to save people. So the club was


founded in 1957 and we have 360 members. But we are part of a bigger


thing of surf life saving GB with 7,000 members and 07 clubs and we


train from a young age from the age of five to get them used to the


beach environment and spot, we say a good lifeguard is a dry one to do it


before it happens. You were the second lifeguard in the


UK tell us about the early days. Before the club was formed, there


were drownings on this beach. A group of members, 12, got together


and discussed it. They formed the club, 1957. I joined at that time,


because I knew they were short of swimmers. We thought we would get on


and did various patrols. I had an early rescue back in 57-58, when we


had a mother and son washed off the bridge here. Washed over into the


river. The lifeguard at the time swam out to them, to support them,


but he was getting washed out through the river and was afraid he


would go right through the river and managed to get her across to the


rock below the cliff. I swam out with a - and belts from here. -- a


line and belt and managed to get close to her and he said, I think I


lost her. That made me go harder. I managed to get to him, bring the


mother back first, brought her back onto the beach and she was put on a


stretcher to revive her and I went back to get her son. Brought him


back. He was OK. Wow. We have been looking at lovely old photos and we


have great old footage. It is about awareness and letting people know


what to do when you are in the water and look at this. Plim, how many


rescues have you done? I would say over 2000. Really! Probably more.


There is a story, you spend an enormous amount of time doing CPR.


We did on one gentleman behind Chapel Rock, where there is a blind


spot for lifeguards and he went in there and was unconscious when we


pulled him out of the water with no signs of life. The two of us, only


two guards at the time, if we are working on the guy on the beach it


is not guarded so luckily the Surf club guys came to stand in and we


worked on this chap over an hour. Well... You were rightly awarded for


it at the end. We heard a gurgling and suddenly he was sick and it was


the best sound be heard. Over an hour. He came around. The community


here are grateful for all the work you do. Fantastic. Everybody is very


grateful to you. I was talking to Lucy about surfing. She is local.


She said do not talk to me about surfing because I think I am the


only person on the North Cornish coast to cannot surf. I do not have


the balance or skills. I am here with skilled young people down at


the surf life-saving club. We are going to play flags. Take it away,


Spike. Blow the whistle. OK, Lottie, you are 13 and an important member


of the club. What are your colleagues doing? Collecting flags


as if they are people in the sea, to create the reaction quicker. Is it


fun? I come down here with my dog. Oh, look, he is gorgeous.


And it is fun? It is almost like you are not training but playing a game.


Zak, you really are training to do something important. We are training


to save lives in case there is a real emergency. What skills are


learning? Reaction times. Also it improves fitness. You need a lot of


fitness to do it. You are very impressive young people and I feel


very safe on the beach tonight. Back to you. Thanks. It is almost


time for live music from the Kooks. They are warming up, well, not


really, they are fiddling with their guitars. The normal backdrop we have


with lights and people leaning over the barriers. Look at this! There


are still barriers. But... This is down with a story of people who


spend longer at the seaside than intended.


I went to see to see the world and to have a bit of excitement. And


here I was, I was really getting that excitement. The Suez Canal, a


crucial artery of global trade allowing ships to pass between Asia


and Europe without sailing around Africa. 50 years ago that


dramatically changed. After years of tension, war broke out between the


surrounding nations, Egypt, Jordan and Syria on one side, Israel on the


other. Recognising the impact it would have on enemies, the Egyptian


government decided to close the canal. As a result, 14 merchant


ships were marooned in an area called the Great Bitter Lake. They


had come from all around the world, including four from Britain. Peter


was third mate on a British ship. We were homeward bound from the far


east and the captain said, at I have just heard that war has broken out.


You caught the moment when there was a war. I got the Midshipman to get


my camera. You never know, I thought, things might kick off. Sure


enough they did. These planes came out loan, overhead. And to the west


was the Egyptian airfield and in no time, it was demolished. The war was


over in six days, but the canal remained closed for eight years, due


to ongoing conflict between Egypt and Israel. The ships remain


stranded but could not be abandoned. Paid crews were rotated, each


staying several months. Soon, a unique community began to form


between them. Author cat has looked into their story. There was a sense


of camaraderie from people whether they were from east or west. They


set up the great Britain lake association and brought together


everybody and used the lifeboats to travel between ships -- Great


Britain lake. Seafarers recognise the only way to get through this was


to stick together. Absolutely. In 1975 the canal was reopened and the


crew is able to head home. Now they are coming together at the


Merseyside Maritime Museum to remember their extraordinary


experience. How did you pass the time? That was easy. There was a lot


going on, a lot of activities and work, every weekend a ship would


play host and have a sailing regatta, or football tournament.


What was the biggest thing that happened while you were there? The


Olympic Games, this was the big thing, to coincide with the Mexican


games. We had weightlifting on one ship, football on the German ship


and repainted decks on one ship for running. I noticed a Christmas tree


in the middle. A Polish seaman made it and they anchored it off the ship


and on Christmas Eve we gathered round and sang carols. What about


stamps? We had something like 500 stamps that were produced. Offers


are made -- officers made the stamps. Many were posted and got to


their destination in the UK. John was 22 at the time. He managed to


capture some extremely rare footage. How many people have seen this


footage? No one, not publicly. How did you manage to get this? I did


not know you were not allowed to take cameras. As I came ashore, the


Egyptian army took the majority. I had some in my socks and jacket and


that is what this is. What memories come back when you see this? I was a


young boy. This is you? This is me, 22 years old, third mate. It was


really good. Everybody enjoyed it. When the Suez Canal reopened, the


community began to break apart. Over 40 years on, memories still going


strong. Thank you. News from the volleyball


court. It is 73 - 66 to... Port Isaac. Sorry, Perranporth. Well done


Port Isaac. Speaking of winners, shall we do the burger result? I


might have to change my name to Matt burger. That is the result. It is


Alex who wins. With a normal cheeseburger with pickles and onion.


People do not want posh burgers. What is posh about beetroot? Thank


you, Martin. We have had a wonderful time with you. Let's wander down


here because we will have to say goodbye to these lovely people. I am


saying goodbye because I am off to Alaska. Keep your eyes out for Wild


Alaska starting on the 23rd of this month. Be careful of the bears. We


will finish with the Kooks. They are on tour. What is the season


between... Autumn. Here they are with their latest classic track. It


is called Naive. # I'm not saying it was your fault


Although you could have done more # How could this been done


By such a smiling sweetheart? # Oh, and your sweet and pretty face


In such an ugly world # I know she knows that


I'm not fond of asking # Well, she's still out


to get me # That I'm not fond


of asking # True or false, it may be


She's still out to get me # Because I know


you could have done more # How could this be done


By such a smiling sweetheart? # Oh, and your sweet and pretty face


In such an ugly world # I know she knows that


I'm not fond of asking # Well, she's still out


to get me # And I know she knows that


I'm not fond of asking # True or false, it may be


She's still out to get me Hello, I'm Colleen Harris


with your 90-second update. New police images from


inside Grenfell Tower,


Martin Clunes joins Matt Baker and Alex Jones to celebrate Britain's beaches live from Perranporth in Cornwall. Plus live music from The Kooks.