Firecracker Films introduces Robson Green Coastal Fishing.
Their four-part series is fronted by actor and presenter Robson Green, and was ordered for Channel 5 by commissioning editor Daniel Louw.
In the series, Robson will be “battling the elements, rival fisherman, his own body and even the fish themselves, to land some absolute whoppers – from monstrous conger eels off the coast of Devon, to helping preserve some truly pre-historic looking skate in Scotland.”
Elspeth O’Hare, Creative Director Firecracker Scotland said, “We are delighted to be working with Robson. His passion and enthusiasm will shine through as he travels around the British Isles in search of our favourite fish and some monsters of the deep.”
Series Producer is Jane Handa, Series Director is Samuel Palmer and Producer/Director is Drew Ferguson.
Robson Green: Coastal Fishing Episode Guide
Saturday, 16th October 2021
New series. Robson Green searches for the tastiest fish in British waters, exploring distinct maritime cultures around the British Isles, examining the love of seafood that has kept the nation fed for centuries, and how fish stocks can be preserved.
Robson begins by travelling around the south-west of England as he goes on a mission to find the conger eel.
Saturday, 23rd October 2021
Robson Green travels to the west coast of Scotland in search of the area’s famous shellfish.
On the island of Mull he meets local fisherman Johnny, who takes him out in the North Atlantic on his small boat to help him pull up his creels from the seabed in the hope of catching lobster and velvet crabs.
Saturday, 30th October 2021
Robson Green explores the Pembrokeshire coast, where he goes in search of sea bass, a special and highly sought-after species. In Saundersfoot Harbour, Robson meets sustainable fisherman Berwyn, who is lucky enough to own one of the very rare sea bass fishing licences.
Back on dry land, it’s time to see how the bass goes from port to plate in a matter of hours as Berwyn hand-delivers his catch to chef Dougie.
Saturday, 6th November 2021
Robson Green is in his home county of Northumberland in search of scampi, beginning his journey at Fish Quay in North Shields, the busiest prawn port in the UK.
Robson voyages out into the North Sea aboard fishing boat Tori Allana to see if he can learn the tricks of the trade and uncover the secrets of skipper John’s success by pulling in the biggest, freshest prawns and langoustines.