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Filming Professor Matthew Bennett talks sandcastles
with Coast presenter Dr. Alice Roberts...

So, you think it's a breeze building sandcastles? Think again. You'll certainly need a bucket, and a spade will help too. However, it's the sand which is the key to producing the best structure. The BBC is currently filming a second series of Coast, the show that takes us on a whistle-stop tour of this diverse island and stops along the way to take a more in-depth look at what makes it so great.

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There's no doubting that the UK boasts some of the worlds best beaches, which in turn provide the sand for creating castles in all shapes and sizes. Dr. Alice Roberts is one of the programme's panel of experts and, during a sun-drenched day down in Weymouth, worked with Professor Matthew Bennett to discover the winner of this years best sand for castle building.

Filming in progress