Precious Cargo

We're on an island.

Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea.

In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

Episodes

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20050725

We're on an island. Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

1/5. The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service. Are we too complacent about their contribution?

Then News.

20050726

Few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarer.

2/5. At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them.

Then News.

20050727

Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers who we rely on.

3/5. Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls.

Then News.

20050728

Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

4/5. What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.

Then News.

20050729

Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

5/5. The sea remains a hazardous place.

Then News.

20061014

We live on an island, yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

1/5. The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in World Wars supplying civilians and forces than any other service. Are we too complacent about their contribution?

20061021

Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

2/5. He visits the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands.

20061028

Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

3/5. Officers recall their early days at sea

20061104

Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy. 4/5. What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.

20061111

Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy. 5/5. The sea remains a hazardous environment.

012005072520061014

We're on an island.

Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea.

In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service.

Are we too complacent about their contribution?

012005072520061014

We're on an island.

Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea.

In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service.

Are we too complacent about their contribution?

022005072620061021

At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them.

022005072620061021

At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them.

032005072720061028

Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls.

032005072720061028

Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls.

042005072820061104

What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.

042005072820061104

What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.

05 LAST2005072920061111

The sea remains a hazardous place.

05 LAST2005072920061111

The sea remains a hazardous place.