Series 1


Series 1

Mary-Ann Ochota discovers a history of the British people told through six of its best-loved boats.


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The Sailing Boat

Britain Afloat: Series 1, The Sailing Boat

How sailing on the Mersey led to the formation of numerous sailing clubs.

The Coracle

Britain Afloat: Series 1, The Coracle

Mary-Ann Ochota finds out more about the ancient coracle.

The Narrow Boat

Britain Afloat: Series 1, The Narrow Boat

Mary-Ann Ochota discovers the history of the narrow boats and the families who worked them

The Punt

Britain Afloat: Series 1, The Punt

Mary-Ann Ochota delves into the history of an Edwardian leisure craze.

The Rowing Eight

Britain Afloat: Series 1, The Rowing Eight

How the rowing eight became the fastest rowing boat in the world.