ISLANDS OF BRITAIN

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/22/2013 - 2:00am - 2:44am
Program Title: 
THE WEST
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
Explores the island of Piel, the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island.
Long Description: 
The islands of the west are off the coasts of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland with a couple in between. The journey begins on the tiny island of Piel, near Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. There, Clunes meets Steve Cuthbertson, who has taken on the tenancy of the island pub - and also inherited the traditional title of the King of Piel. Our next destination is the chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, which are surrounded by some of the most dangerous seas in Britain. Then it's on to the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. With 80,000 inhabitants, Clunes discovers it's an independent-minded place with its own government, taxes and some strange creatures. Final destination - and the westernmost point in this journey - is Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland.