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Timewatch - 2007-2008 - The Wreckers


History Series. In January, the MSC Napoli ran aground, spilling its cargo on Branscombe beach in Devon. The public were delighted, but the authorities were determined to police opportunists. Looters of the Napoli were reviving a centuries' old tradition: 'wrecking'. Author Bella Bathurst discovers the social history of a national crime.

Broadcasts

  • 2008-01-12 20:10:00 - 2008-01-12 21:00:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales,
  • 2008-01-29 02:30:00 - 2008-01-29 03:20:00 on BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Scotland, BBC One South East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One North West, BBC One London, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South, BBC One North East, BBC One Wales,