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Griff's Great Britain

  • Episode: 

    5 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 01 Feb 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 05 2016 : Sat 30 Jan - Fri 05 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 5
 
This week Griff visits a unique stretch of the British coastline, beginning in the historic town of Scarborough. From the world’s oldest seaside resort to some ghostly adventures further along the North Yorkshire coast in the picturesque port of Whitby – Griff has his hands full exploring our passion for being beside the sea.
 
 
Series overview
 
Following the success of A Great Welsh Adventure, Griff Rhys Jones sets out on a typically intrepid series of explorations and challenges in this brand-new, eight-part series.
 
With his trademark inquisitiveness and thirst for the eclectic and little-known, Griff sets out to explore eight very disparate kinds of quintessentially British terrain, from downs to highlands, coasts to wolds and everything in between – unearthing some quirky and funny facts en route. 
 
Britain is home to a huge variety of landscapes, and their sheer natural abundance takes centre stage as Griff investigates how they have each dictated different ways of living, working and playing – both in the past and as they are now - across the entire country.
 
And as he embarks on each stage of his journey, Griff encounters a unique challenge. It could be posted in a shop window, stuck inside a parking ticket, even emblazoned across a deckchair, and demanding an often bizarre-sounding task, from finding a golden eagle to hunting a vampire.