Airdate: Coast Australia

2013-11-04_1318Coast Australia, the local version of the renowned UK documentary series, will premiere on the History channel in a month’s time.

Host Neil Oliver is joined by Miriam Corowa, Professor Tim Flannery, Dr Emma Johnston,  Dr Xanthe Mallet and Brendan Moar.

After almost a decade exploring the coastlines of Britain and Europe in the BAFTA award-winning series Coast, host Neil Oliver leads a local team of presenters for its biggest expedition ever in Coast Australia, premiering on HISTORY on Monday, December 2 at 7.30pm AEDT.

Coast Australia follows renowned Scottish archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver on his very first trip to Australia, as he and a diverse group of co-hosts gather stories about our spectacular coastline: the history, the people, the archaeology, the geography and the marine life, investigating interesting and little known facts along the way.

Oliver’s co-hosts, all experts in their field, are journalist and Australian arts and culture specialist Miriam Corowa, environmentalist Professor Tim Flannery, marine scientist Dr Emma Johnston, anthropologist Dr Xanthe Mallet and television presenter and landscape architect Brendan Moar.

Each episode of the 8 x one hour series focuses on a different strip of coast, as Neil and the team visit all corners of Australia, from Broome to Botany Bay, the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, the Gold Coast, Mornington Peninsula, Darwin and the Coral Coast of WA.

The series will cast its line back tens of thousands of years as well as study contemporary social history. It will join the past and the present together and build a true story of a country which lives in synergy with its vast coastline, by meeting and talking with its people and intertwining this with fascinating facts and revelations.

Coast Australia is based on the hugely successful British series Coast, which has been broadcast in the UK and internationally for the past nine years. It is commissioned by Foxtel and produced by Great Southern Film and Television, with the format licensed from BBC Worldwide ANZ.

To coincide with the launch of Coast Australia, Neil Oliver will visit Australia from November 25 – December 4, which will include a special live show, Neil Oliver – History in the Making. The show will have its world debut in Australia and is presented in association with BBC Worldwide ANZ.

Monday, December 2 at 7.30pm History.

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