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Trawlermen Tales

  • Episode: 

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 19 Jan 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 03 2016 : Sat 16 Jan - Fri 22 Jan
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“You’re not right in the head if you go to sea. And the sooner you realise that, the sooner you’ll be a fisherman.” - Scott, first mate of the Filadelfia trawler
This new three-part documentary series for ITV focuses on the lives of Cornish trawlermen - who battle bad weather, sharks and the very real danger of death to provide for their own families.
Made by Wild Pictures, the producers of the acclaimed ITV series HMP Aylesbury, Strangeways and The Zoo, this programme depicts how the fishermen of Newlyn in Cornwall toil around the clock with little sleep, often in rough seas, hunting for their catch.
It also provides a vivid insight into how they struggle to meet the expectations of their wives, girlfriends and children at home while they are away for a week at a time.
In the third episode, the fishermen brave storm season and the dangers of operating in rough seas in the hope it will pay off with better prices for their catches at market. 
They face force eight gales and the constant threat of being swept overboard, and one trawler accidentally catches a shark, which the men must return to the water while it snaps at them.