Posted on 12 June 2012
Professor David Smith appears in episode 5 of series 7 of the popular BBC2 series Coast. In the episode titled Riddle of the Tides, he is featured making Nylon on Scarborough beach demonstrating how synthetic chemistry has transformed swimwear with new fabrics. These fabrics are easier to manufacture, faster drying and better suited for the role.
The episode is viewable on the BBCi Player until 26 June, the section featuring Professor Smith starts about 21 minutes from the beginning of the programme.