In this six-part ITV series, comedian and presenter Ade Edmondson sets sail to explore Britain's maritime past and discovers how it continues to influence the lives of the people who still depend on the sea today.

Fascinated by British maritime history, Ade Edmondson has a passion for the sea, since being a boy he's dreamt of sailing around the world and the British Isles. Inspired by Ade's genuine fascination for Britain's seafaring past and a love of all things nautical, in this series, he at last gets his chance to explore Britain from the sea.

Ade at Sea - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-03-20

Ade at Sea - Ade Bethune - Netflix

Ade Bethune (January 12, 1914 – May 1, 2002) was a Catholic liturgical artist. She was associated with the Catholic Worker Movement, and designed an early masthead of its publication, the Catholic Worker, first used in 1935. She later re-designed this in 1985, replacing one of the men with a woman. Bethune was an advocate of traditional iconography. She is buried at Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Ade at Sea - Career beginnings - Netflix

Ade volunteered her illustrations to improve the quality of the Catholic Worker when she was a nineteen-year-old art student, impressed with the work of Dorothy Day. This was preparation for her later illustration for Catholic liturgical works such as 'My Sunday Missal' in 1937, and similar works such as 'My Lenten Missal'. Bethune also worked closely with Graham Carey and with the Catholic Art Association, founded in 1937 by Sister Esther Newport.

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