“It’s very special to me this place, I think some of the happiest times of my life have been spent in and around this river. So for me, it means more than I can find words for actually, I simply adore it here.” Caroline Quentin
Caroline Quentin returns for a second series of Cornwall, spending the summer in Britain’s most westerly county to take us further into the heartland of its scenic beauty, meet the people at the heart of its community and to discover yet more of its hidden gems.
Caroline truly immerses herself in Cornish life and during the series she takes to the seas with the crew of the Padstow RNLI, goes lobster fishing with Callum from Fresh From The Sea café, and learns the art of sheep herding with the Williams family.
Caroline revisits one of the places she stopped off at during series one, Simon and Jemma at The Hidden Hut, Portcurnick beach, to help them serve up one of their famous beach feasts and to find out some surprise news.
Also this series, we join Caroline in iconic villages such as Newlyn and Port Isaac where she mines deeper into the area’s rich heritage, investigating the legends and landscape of this historic county.
In the first of the 10-part series, Caroline explores her favourite part of Cornwall with her old friend and ferryman Nick Bailey, who takes her on a tour of the Helford River, where travelling by boat is quicker and easier than by car. Nick explains: “I did marry a Cornish girl and I can’t ever imagine taking her and the kids, anywhere else than here…even after all these years the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I just love being here, it’s my life.”
Also this week, it’s a busy time at the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary where the team have rescued over 60 grey seals during the season and it’s time to release the last of the rescued seal pups back into the wild.
Caroline learns some extreme gardening tips for life in a sub-tropical paradise, and meets dairy farmer and ice-cream maker Toby Roskilly and his family, who are using their 50 years of experience to create a very Cornish new ice-cream flavour. Toby says: “It’s more a way of living than a way of working…Quite often I’m waking up at night with an idea, thinking ‘cream tea ice-cream!’”