Comedian Adrian Edmondson experienced the delights of Essex for a new series about Britain’s maritime history.

Ade At Sea features Maldon as the The Young Ones and Bottom actor visits the Thames Estuary.

Maldon will feature in episode two of the series, made by Shiver productions, when Adrian joins the crew of Cabby, the last wooden traditional Thames sailing barge to be built.

He competed in the Blackwater Sailing Barge Match, held last June, in which 12 barges and ten smacks raced on the River Blackwater between Osea Island and West Mersea.

The episode is due to be aired on ITV on March 27 at 8.30pm.