Facing the Atlantic

Facing the Atlantic is an extraordinary journey through Western Europe, a region of our planet influenced by a mild, temperate climate. Beginning in the Azores and stretching to the edge of the arctic circle the series takes a look at how warm currents and westerly winds have shaped incredible landscapes across Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe islands and Iceland.

From rich meadows and snow peaked mountains, to giant sand dunes and underwater fissures, the breath-taking landscapes are only rivalled by its inhabitants – beavers, flamingos, mako sharks, vultures, marmots, storm petrels, hares and the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale.


  • Narrated by Paul Mcgann
  • Produced, directed & edited by John Gwyn
  • Assistant Producers Emma Walker and Sally Snow
  • Photography Steve Phillipps
  • Underground Photography Gavin Newman
  • Format: 3 x 60
  • Language: English
  • Produced by Aden for Content West/National Geographic