Pier People

Episodes

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01Clevedon Pier2001020520010723
20150927 (BBC7)
20150928 (BBC7)

Meet the people dedicated to maintaining Clevedon Pier.

Meet the people dedicated to maintaining Clevedon Pier, described by John Betjeman as the most beautiful in Britain. From February 2001.

Tales of British piers. Clevedon Pier was praised as the most beautiful in Britain by John Betjeman, and when it fell down, locals struggled for 20 years to put it back together.

02Llandudno Pier2001020620010724
20151004 (BBC7)
20151005 (BBC7)

is half a mile of Victorian splendour, but it eats money.

Llandudno Pier is half a mile of Victorian splendour, but it eats money.

Llandudno Pier is half a mile of Victorian splendour, but it eats money, something its supporters know too well. From February 2001.

Tales of British piers. Llandudno Pier is half a mile of Victorian splendour, but it eats money, necessitating the Astroglide and the video arcades, which do tend to spoil its Victorian glory. Meanwhile, its pavilion is a hole in the ground.

03Southwold Pier2001020720010725
20151011 (BBC7)
20151012 (BBC7)

Storms and a mine wrecked Southwold Pier in Suffolk, but plans are in place to rebuild it.

Storms and a mine explosion wrecked Southwold Pier in Suffolk, but new plans are in place to rebuild it better than before. From February 2001.

Tales of British piers. Southwold Pier was wrecked by storms and a mine, but Chris and Helen Iredale bought what was left of it and spent 12 years raising the cash to rebuild it. Now work is under way.

04Brighton's Piers2001020820010726
20151018 (BBC7)
20151019 (BBC7)

Brighton has two piers - one happy and one sad, The Palace Pier and the West Pier.

Brighton has two piers - one happy and one sad, The Palace Pier and the West Pier. What's the future for them? From February 2001.

Tales of British piers. Brighton has two piers, one which is home to a year-round fun fair, blazing with lights and bouncing to karaoke, the other a brooding and derelict hulk.

05 LASTBlackpool's Piers2001020920010727
20151025 (BBC7)
20151026 (BBC7)

Tales of British piers. The company that runs BLACKPOOL's three piers wants to turn the town into Britain's Las Vegas, but will it work?

What is the future for Blackpool's piers as visitors demand new forms of entertainment?

What does the future hold for Blackpool's piers as visitors demand new forms of entertainment? From February 2001.