10 episodes

Fascinating, immersive stories of people and places from the Deep South of England, where the land meets the sea and anything can happen. Walk and talk with us, hear the waves and sounds and stories of the coast by Beachy Head, Birling Gap, the Seven Sisters, the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne, Brighton, Sussex and beyond. Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Emily Jeffrey (Jerusalem Awards) and Cole Moreton (Radio Academy gold for Audio Moment of the Year, World's Best Radio Awards gold for Best Writing, BBC Radio award for best documentary).

Edge of England Emily Jeffery and Cole Moreton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

Fascinating, immersive stories of people and places from the Deep South of England, where the land meets the sea and anything can happen. Walk and talk with us, hear the waves and sounds and stories of the coast by Beachy Head, Birling Gap, the Seven Sisters, the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne, Brighton, Sussex and beyond. Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Emily Jeffrey (Jerusalem Awards) and Cole Moreton (Radio Academy gold for Audio Moment of the Year, World's Best Radio Awards gold for Best Writing, BBC Radio award for best documentary).

    The Singer and the Sea

    The Singer and the Sea

    Down by the lapping waves, we talk folklore, legend and landscape with the singer and story collector Liz Pearson, who plays us some of the beautiful, mesmerising sounds she makes as Chalk Horse Music.

    • 46 min
    A Glass of Sussex

    A Glass of Sussex

    Emily and Cole wander inland a little to discover a previously closed-off corner of the beautiful Cuckmere Valley where grapes are being grown, wine is being made and people are now free to wander.

    • 50 min
    The Beachy Head Experience

    The Beachy Head Experience

    Sea snakes and smugglers, bowler hats and bones and an enchanted moment in a hidden valley feature in the latest episode of the podcast exploring the fascinating people, places and stories of the Edge of England. Emily and Cole encounter Jo Seaman, heritage manager and story teller, outside the new visitor centre at Beachy Head. Beware the Kraken!

    • 49 min
    Murder On Sea

    Murder On Sea

    Today we explore a borderland between the sea and the marshes, fact and fiction, even life and death. Our guide to the windswept shingle beaches, wide skies and curious settlements between Sovereign Harbour and Pevensey Bay in East Sussex is crime fiction writer Sheila Bugler, who is originally from the west of Ireland but now lives close by and has set a mesmerising murder mystery trilogy here

    • 44 min
    The Saving Power of Nature

    The Saving Power of Nature

    Welcome to the first of a new batch of Edge of England episodes, exploring people and place along this curious, glorious stretch of coastline. We kick off season three with a very personal episode inspired by the wellbeing weekend that the lovely people at East Sussex libraries are having for Mental Health Awareness Week. In … Continue reading "The Saving Power of Nature"

    • 44 min
    The Light Keeper

    The Light Keeper

    Here’s one we recorded during that time, exploring a story written by Cole set in the stunning landscape of the Belle Tout, Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, this time with added songs.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

kentishman56 ,

Brings back memories - and more

As someone who frequently vsiited Eastbourne (maybe 4 or 5 day trips a year) as a child growing up in the 1960s/early 70s, I am finding these podcasts not only bring back happy memories of those vsiits but also inform and entertain. Cole & Emily are great guides to the area and the podcasts a very enjoyable listen.

melaqueshia ,

Unexpected revelations

I had just returned from a lovely trip to East Sussex when a friend recommended that I start listening to this podcast. I only started listening to Edge of England a couple of days ago and already I’m on to the second series - I am hooked! I love the vivid descriptions of the landscape; about transforming demographic; ghostly tales and mysteries, the (nearly forgotten) war tragedies; Parson Derby, smugglers and all of it, actually. I really like how the presenters walk and talk across the areas they visit, I really feel like I’ve been transported along with them. Great podcast.

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