Britain: Kingdom of the Seas

Details

Location

Fairhead, Kent, White Cliffs of Dover

Year

1981

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

29min 00sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, Visit Britain

Rights Holder

National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, Visit Britain

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Conservationists stand guard as the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland keep a vigilant watch on the UK’s coastline.

Britain’s coast is the most crowded nautical graveyard in the world and behind each headland lurks a history lesson. Surrender yourself to the irresistible call of the sea with this documentary narrated by Michael Hordern. It is an enchanting survey of the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland’s mission of coastal conservation. Travel the unspoiled coastline saved by Enterprise Neptune and discover the turbulent past that hides beneath its tranquil beauty.

Credits

The original film is held in the BFI National Archives, courtesy of Visit Britain, the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland.

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Kinmen Productions

Narrated by Michael Hordern

Produced by Michael Weigall

Photography by John Wooldridge

Edited by Roger Guertin

Music by William Davies
 

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