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TV | Ulster By The Sea returns for a second series

Ulster By The Sea returns for a second series to explore caravanning life and meets holidaymakers, young and old, who love to escape to their ‘home from home’.

Thousands of people retreat to the seaside each summer and this three-part observational series travels to caravan parks in counties Antrim, Down and Donegal. From line dancing to sea swimming and Abba tribute concerts, there is plenty of fun and laughter for our seasoned caravanners.

In episode one, Emer and husband Michael are getting ready for the biggest event of the summer at their caravan park in Coney Island, County Down. It is the annual bingo night and with £1100 up for grabs there is a real buzz around the caravan park.

Back for series two, it has been a tough year for familiar faces Brian and partner John. Brian is recovering from a heart attack, but the pair are determined to enjoy some summer fun at their luxury caravan in Portrush with the help of family, friends and an Abba tribute band.

Teresa is the busiest woman in County Donegal, juggling family, college commitments and a new house. While she looks forward to some rest and relaxation on the Innishowen peninsula, the dancing shoes are still packed for the local country and western festival.

Kathryn also keeps herself busy, spending time at her family caravan near Ballycastle training hard for triathlons. Her life was transformed by a kidney transplant 13 years ago which has spurred her on to embrace this demanding sport.

Later in the series we meet Jim who has visited Millisle every summer since childhood and retired couple Terry and Linda at their caravan in Ballycastle.

Owen has converted a van into his home on wheels. Fitted with an array of mod cons, it gives him the freedom to travel around pursing his passion for drone photography.

For some people life at the caravan park is a full time job and permanent staycation. It’s award season on the shores of Carlingford Lough, as Catherine and husband Rick present the annual best-kept prizes at their picturesque caravan park.

Meanwhile it’s a family affair in Carnlough, as Jo and son Ben check into the caravan park for a summer of harbour jumping, friendship and some very rowdy board games, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Ulster by The Sea starts Tuesday 18 October at 10.40pm on BBC One Northern Ireland.

Also available on BBC iPlayer.


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