Wives and girlfriends left behind on shore are resolute, despite the ever-present danger. As one of the jolly sailors says: “People have gone out just for a pee, like, and they’ve never been seen again.”

- Sunday Times


- TV Times

If you think you’ve got a tough job, think again. In this three-part documentary we meet fishermen such as Don and his son Scott from Newlyn in Cornwall, who risk their lives at sea to provide for their families. But as they battle bad weather, and even sharks, with little sleep, they also struggled to meet the expectations of their wives, girlfriends and children at home.

- The Sun

‘TV Choice’

- The Observer

Trawlermen Tales

3 x 60'

UK Premiere 8pm, 5th, 12th, 19th January 2016 on ITV1

Trawlermen do one of the most dangerous jobs in Britain, braving extreme weather and danger in their relentless search for the big catch. It takes a special kind of man to do the job. And it takes a special kind of woman to stand beside them.

With unique access to the fishermen of Newlyn, Cornwall, Trawlermen Tales gets under the skin of the men who risk their lives to catch our fish. We lift the lid on the gritty reality of their jobs and meet the families they risk it all for. From battling broken engines and trying to keep their relationships afloat, to the challenge of landing highly dangerous catches before getting home, sometimes just in time to see the birth of their children.

Wild Pictures’ cameras are there to see what drives them out to sea and keeps them going back…

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann

Directed by: Philip Mulroy, Martin Webb, Paul Glynn,

Poppy Chandler, Philip Mulroy & Richard Wyllie

Series Producer: Deborah Lovett

Editors: Jules Cornell, David G. Hill, Mac Mackenzie,

Simon Battersby & Allen Charlton

Narrated by: Sean Bean


Distributed by: TCB Media Rights


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