When Timothy Spall (Secrets & Lies, The Enfield Haunting) one of Britain’s best-loved actors, was facing a life-threatening illness, he promised himself that if he survived, he’d take up sailing. The result is a collection of three travelogues, four episodes apiece, of his adventures – Somewhere at Sea, Back at Sea and All At Sea.
Somewhere at Sea is available 29th August 2016 on DVD from Simply Media and follows Timothy and his wife Shane as they navigate around the coast of Britain in a specially built sea-going barge, The Princess Matilda. From Fowey in Cornwall, to Lands End and then onto South Wales, the couple meet local characters and experience the day-to-day adventures of life at sea along the way.
It proved so popular – even the Queen is a fan – that Timothy and Shane decided to continue their mini-odyssey circumnavigating the British Isles in their floating home in Back at Sea, which arrives on DVD 3rd October 2016 and All at Sea, released on DVD 7th November courtesy of Simply Media.
Back at Sea, the second series in the trilogy, sees the couple setting off from Cardiff, heading around the coast to Liverpool, across the Irish Sea to Belfast via the Isle of Man, and through the Caledonian Canal to the east coast of Scotland.
Finally, All at Sea sees them sail around Rattray Head in Scotland, all the way down the North Sea coast, to their final journey up the Thames into London.