72 episodes

Great stories from around the coasts of Britain and Ireland brought to you by Charlie Connelly, author of the bestselling 'Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast'.

Take fifteen minutes out of your day for a true maritime tale of the heroic, disastrous, startling, hilarious, mysterious, tragic or just plain WTF.

"Charming...with the soothing sound of lapping waves in the background Connelly captivates with maritime tales from the past decades and centuries. It's simple but effective storytelling." Irish Examiner

Coastal Stories Charlie Connelly

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Great stories from around the coasts of Britain and Ireland brought to you by Charlie Connelly, author of the bestselling 'Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast'.

Take fifteen minutes out of your day for a true maritime tale of the heroic, disastrous, startling, hilarious, mysterious, tragic or just plain WTF.

"Charming...with the soothing sound of lapping waves in the background Connelly captivates with maritime tales from the past decades and centuries. It's simple but effective storytelling." Irish Examiner

    The Priest Island Organ Scandal

    The Priest Island Organ Scandal

    When two middle aged men who ran a care home for aged clerics and a string of church organ shops went missing in 1975 it opened up a wild tale of fraud that drew in bishops, blackmail, a TV quiz show accompanist, racing cars, a psychic from Orpington, some non-existent church organs, the occult, Julie Andrews and 232 nights camped out on a tiny, remote Scottish island in the depths of winter. 

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    • 12 min
    George Garrett Goes Under

    George Garrett Goes Under

    Rhyl, 1880. A young man stands on the shore about to resume a voyage he hopes will change his life and the world of seafaring forever. The sea might have other ideas. 

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    Come and see Charlie interviewing Bobby Gillespie:
    https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/bobby-gillespie-tenement-kid

    • 14 min
    Over The Sea To Wexford

    Over The Sea To Wexford

    110 years ago today, on 22nd April 1912, a week after the Titanic sank, Denys Corbett Wilson became the first person to fly between Britain and Ireland.

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    • 10 min
    The Last Journey of Eric the Whale

    The Last Journey of Eric the Whale

    He'd once roamed the Pacific but for a finback whale called Eric his final journey would be in a glass case, towed by a lorry from Southend to Morecambe. 

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    • 16 min
    S4: Series 4 Trailer

    S4: Series 4 Trailer

    Coastal Stories is back bigger*, better** and brinier*** than ever. 

    * the same
    ** the same
    *** the same

    • 1 min
    Tribute to Toby Carr: the Shipping Forecast Revisited

    Tribute to Toby Carr: the Shipping Forecast Revisited

    A special edition in memory of Toby Carr, whom I met through his project to kayak the shipping forecast areas and who died on 10th January. I've paid a brief tribute to Toby, including how he was remembered by the shipping forecast itself on the day he died, then revisited an old episode about the forecast. He was a lovely man who'll be greatly missed.

    Toby's story: https://www.m-b-g-l.org/my-story

    Toby's social media contains plenty of pics and footage from his kayak odyssey:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KayakForecast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moderatebecominggoodlater/


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Relaxing moments of aural pleasure.

Whether you’re busy or have nothing to do; let the beautiful voice of Charlie & his fascinating coastal stories, keep you company. You won’t regret it. 🙏

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