Archaeologist Ben Robinson returns to the English coast in this second series. He reveals how some of our best loved villages played a vital part in significant moments of our nation’s history.
This six-part series sees Ben go beyond the postcard image to discover the often surprising stories of coastal villages and their communities.
Accompanied by local experts, Ben uses clues from buildings, street patterns, artefacts and the landscape to unravel why the village is there, and how its fortunes changed.
Produced for BBC Two by Purple Productions