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Wild France with Ray Mears

  • Episode: 

    6 of 6

  • Title: 

    Brittany
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 15 Aug 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 33 2016 : Sat 13 Aug - Fri 19 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 6 - Brittany 
 
Ray visits the rugged West Coast of Brittany. He heads out by boat to discover the nearby islands. On his journey he gets up close to bottlenose dolphins when they come swimming up to his boat. 
 
He meets a seal colony and finds some seaweed fishermen before heading back to land. By the rocks, he discovers a family of peregrines who’ve build their nest dangerously close to land and meets Joel, a local shellfish specialist who takes him down to the beach to look for shellfish and learn about Brittany’s high tides. 
 
Series overview
 
Ray explores the geography, flora and fauna of six dramatic French landscapes. The high mountain ranges of the Alps, the coastal waters of the Brittany, the chestnut forests of the Cevnnes,  the caves and gorges of the Ardeche, the wet-lands of Camargue and the rolling lavender plains of Provence’s unique maquis landscape. Across the series Ray explores the dramatic physical geography of each region; its topography, its climate and its extreme weather conditions. He tracks down and identifies the key wildlife species that live there and how they have adapted. He introduces us to animals with an ancient history with the land such as wolves and vultures as well as more unexpected and exotic wildlife such as pink flamingos and dolphins.