Yorkshire By The Sea Channel 4: A new series will celebrate the people, landscape and communities of the Yorkshire coast

A new Channel 4 series Yorkshire By The Sea will tell the stories of everyday heroes and communities who work and live along Yorkshire’s coastline while celebrating the famous landscapes that attract tourists from around the world.

Channel 4 has commissioned a new four-part series from True North which will honour the people and landscape of one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations - the Yorkshire Coast.

The show will capture the lives of everyday people and communities who live and work along the coast.

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But the series will not only show beaches, buckets and spades, as each episode will follow locals striving and thriving to earn an honest living on the region’s coast.

Yorkshire By The Sea. (Pic credit: Channel 4)Yorkshire By The Sea. (Pic credit: Channel 4)
Yorkshire By The Sea. (Pic credit: Channel 4)

It’s a place where people are passionate, driven and proud of their communities - from the seaside resorts of Saltburn and Scarborough in the north to the shifting sands of Spurn Point in the south.

Scenes will be set against the stunning and famous backdrop and the show will tell the story of everyday grafters who live by the sea.

Every day comes with a challenge when living alongside the fast-eroding coastline and the series also explores how the region is tackling climate change through new innovation and industry, and how local residents are branching out and expanding to ensure they can still earn a living working on land and at sea.

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While some locals fight to save their industries, others start new ventures, and some fight to protect the coastline’s wildlife.

Commissioner of the series, Jasper Hone, said: “This beautiful series will showcase the breathtaking landscape of the Yorkshire coastline, but also show how communities are facing - and tackling - the impact of the climate crisis in their daily lives.

Executive producer for True North, Christian Hills, said: “We’re clearly biased, but this series combines the most glorious coastal landscape with the warmth and wit of genuine Yorkshire characters, telling their fascinating stories in their own words.”

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