TV’s ‘Live ‘n’ Deadly’ star in Lyme sea “rescue”

PUBLISHED: 14:10 20 September 2011

Steve Backshall of BBC's Live and Deadly show is pictured being winched between the Lyme Regis lifeboat and the Portland Coastguard helicopter as part of filming for the popular children's programme. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhly 9995-38-11SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Steve Backshall of BBC's Live and Deadly show is pictured being winched between the Lyme Regis lifeboat and the Portland Coastguard helicopter as part of filming for the popular children's programme. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhly 9995-38-11SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Coastguard helicopter winches BBC presenter Steve Blackshall from the sea

STARS of the popular BBC children’s TV show “Live n Deadly” were involved in a dramatic air sea “rescue” at Lyme Regis on Saturday.

The show, broadcast live from the resort, featured presenter Steve Backshall being “saved” from the water by the RNLI lifeboat and the Portland based coastguard helicopter.

The simulated rescue, watched by around one million young viewers, was rehearsed on Friday evening in case of bad weather.

Lifeboat chiefs deliberately picked a young crew to take part in the filming - helmsman Tim Edwards and 19-year-olds Grace Wadsworth and Ritchie Durrant.


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