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Harbour Lives

  • Episode: 

    8 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 02 Aug 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 31 2013 : Sat 27 Jul - Fri 02 Aug
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  • Status: 

    Last in series
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In the last episode of the series, Ben catches up with some of the people and places he’s encountered throughout Harbour Lives. 
The programme sees the Poole vineyard experiencing tough times, the polo pony that doesn’t want to be tamed, and there’s a new beginning for the centuries old fishing family. 
The Millers have been fishing Lulworth Cove for 400 years. After a boating accident earlier in the summer, Joe Miller’s been using a much smaller boat – meaning he’s only had half his usual catch. 
The family’s livelihood is dependent on the fish Joe brings in, meaning the family have been under increasing financial pressure. 
There’s light at the end of the tunnel as Harbour Lives sees Joe finally take his repaired boat out to sea for its first day back on water. Will the haul be enough to stock up the shop Joe’s wife runs back on dry land?
Next, the programme catches up with Rob Brockett, who set up the county’s only polo club over a year ago. As Rob struggles to train the latest addition to his herd, he brings in the experts to tame the horse’s skittish temperament. If Rob can’t get back in the saddle, his horse’s polo career may be over before it’s begun. 
Five years ago, IT executives Andrew and Sarah Pharaoh opened their very own vineyard in Britain’s second sunniest county. With the wettest summer in 100 years threatening their livelihood, the upcoming harvest is a continuous worry for the couple. 
An army of pickers are brought on board to help with the harvest. With a target of one tonne of grapes needing to be picked, will the harsh weather conditions mean the couple’s harvest will be ruined?