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The Australian version of the BBC factual format Coast will return to Foxtel for a fourth season in early 2019, the pay-TV network has announced.

Coast Australia 13 March 2018The first three seasons of the Foxtel-commissioned Coast Australia achieved 'outstanding' ratings when aired on the History channel, the News Corp and Telstra owned company said. Great Southern Film and Television has started production on the new series, which will once again be presented by British archaeologist Neil Oliver who will be joined by palaeontologist Professor Tim Flannery, historian Dr Alice Garner, marine ecologist Professor Emma Johnston and marine biologist, Dr Dean Miller.

The programme's fourth season will explore the coastlines and histories of Sydney Harbour; the west coast of Tasmania; the Great Australian Bight; Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay; Bunbury to Geraldton in Western Australia; Cocos and Christmas Island; Cooktown to Karumba in Queensland; and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

"It's incredibly exciting to be bringing a fourth season of Coast Australia to our audience, who've demonstrated over the past three seasons how they simply can't get enough of this spectacular series. The show gives us a fantastic opportunity to capture untold Australian history in an accessible, contemporary way while also exploring our rich, diverse and stunning landscape," said Jim Buchan, general manager of entertainment and factual channels, Foxtel.

Also joining the Coast Australia presenting team this season is archaeologist, anthropologist and founder of the Australian Indigenous Archaeologist Association, Dave Johnston.