In the final episode of this four part series, airing on Tuesday 21 February at 8.00pm on ITV, Robson Green visits Essex and Suffolk for a journey along one of the most varied coastal landscapes in Britain.
His east coast journey begins in the famous salt marshes of the Blackwater estuary, where he finds himself knee deep in sludge as he attempts to run the route of the Maldon Mud Race. At Clacton-on-Sea, Robson recalls the teenage hysteria of the early sixties, as he reunites a group of mods and rockers who hit the headlines when they clashed on the beach there in 1964.
In Suffolk, Robson visits a giant shingle spit called Orford Ness, once a top secret military base that played a vital role in defending Britain from attack in both world wars and was a testing site for atomic bombs. His final destination on the east coast is the resort of Southwold where he meets the owners of some of Britain’s most sought-after beach huts and hears the emotional stories behind the highly personal plaques which adorn its pier.
Tales from the Coast with Robson Green: Essex and Suffolk Episode 4 (of 4) airs on Tuesday 21st February 2017 at 8.00pm on ITV.