Cornwall with Caroline Quentin

Monday, 7 January 2013, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

“It’s very special to me this place, I think some of the happiest times of my life have been spent in and around this river. So for me, it means more than I can find words for actually, I simply adore it here.” Caroline Quentin

Caroline Quentin returns for a second series of Cornwall, spending the summer in Britain’s most westerly county to take us further into the heartland of its scenic beauty, meet the people at the heart of its community and to discover yet more of its hidden gems.

Caroline truly immerses herself in Cornish life and during the series she takes to the seas with the crew of the Padstow RNLI, goes lobster fishing with Callum from Fresh From The Sea café, and learns the art of sheep herding with the Williams family.

Caroline revisits one of the places she stopped off at during series one, Simon and Jemma at The Hidden Hut, Portcurnick beach, to help them serve up one of their famous beach feasts and to find out some surprise news.

Also this series, we join Caroline in iconic villages such as Newlyn and Port Isaac where she mines deeper into the area’s rich heritage, investigating the legends and landscape of this historic county.

In the first of the 10-part series, Caroline explores her favourite part of Cornwall with her old friend and ferryman Nick Bailey, who takes her on a tour of the Helford River, where travelling by boat is quicker and easier than by car. Nick explains: “I did marry a Cornish girl and I can’t ever imagine taking her and the kids, anywhere else than here…even after all these years the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I just love being here, it’s my life.”

Also this week, it’s a busy time at the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary where the team have rescued over 60 grey seals during the season and it’s time to release the last of the rescued seal pups back into the wild.

Caroline learns some extreme gardening tips for life in a sub-tropical paradise, and meets dairy farmer and ice-cream maker Toby Roskilly and his family, who are using their 50 years of experience to create a very Cornish new ice-cream flavour. Toby says: “It’s more a way of living than a way of working…Quite often I’m waking up at night with an idea, thinking ‘cream tea ice-cream!’”

Monday, 13 February 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Caroline Quentin continues the eight-part series which sees her travelling the length and breadth of the beautiful and rugged county of Cornwall. 

She hears stories about life in some of the most picturesque towns and villages and meets a collection of colourful characters who play a big part in the region’s communities. 

Among them are fisherwoman Lorna Bean, who devotes half of the year to sailing the seas and catching sashimi for some of London’s most popular restaurants, and ex-army officer Debs, who gave up a military career for a more relaxed way of life running a campsite on the picturesque Roseland peninsula 

Also featured are the villagers of picture postcard St Issey, who are reigniting the community spirit after the closure of the village post office. As the busy summer season unfolds, viewers will get to know them better and understand what draws so many to Cornwall. 

In this week’s episode, the residents of St Issey aim for nothing less than gold as they enter their local In Bloom competition. 

Property owners Simon and Sue find out if their barn has what it takes to be signed up by the exclusive Unique Home Stays company, and Caroline drops in to chat with Debs about her village community life.

Monday, 6 February 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

This week, campsite owner Debs gets competitive as she enters the Portscatho Regatta raft race, a couple in their 80’s take part in the World Belly Boarding Championships and Caroline fulfils a childhood dream as she gets the grand tour of St Michael’s Mount from proud guide Pete Hamilton. 

Monday, 9 January 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

This week, the girls from Unique Home Stays pay a visit to the owners of a converted country barn to see if they have what it takes to join the portfolio, gig rower Justin Halliwell captains his team in a rather untraditional fashion during the local regatta and Caroline drops in to fisherwoman Lorna Bean for a Cornish cream tea.

Monday, 2 January 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

This week, the Lindo family welcome the tourists in through the gates of the Camel Valley Vineyards, surfing chef Matt Corner cooks up a crab and lobster barbeque on the beach for his family and Caroline drops in on the girls who run an exclusive holiday lettings company, to have a look around the latest lavish property to come onto their books.

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