A SECOND series is being made of a popular programme which focuses on the lives of people who live and work in Dorset.

The makers of Harbour Lives, presented by Ben Fogle, which was shown in the summer of 2013 on ITV1, have returned once again to film some of the beautiful scenery that the county has to offer.

Last year, the first series was seen by an average of around three million viewers and it featured many people who work in the area, including the team at Poole Harbour Commissioners and Pete Miles, from Storm restaurant.

Presenter Ben Fogle, who went to Bryanston School in Blandford, said: “It’s a thrill and privilege for me to be coming back to Dorset for a second series. It’s one of my favourite parts of the UK.

“The scenery is stunning and the people are fascinating, so I know that I'm set for a fun and interesting time.”

Ben also met the beach team who look after the 500,000 people who visit Poole’s 3.5miles of beaches each year, including Britain’s best beach, Sandbanks, which was awarded its 26th Blue Flag last year.

Filming is currently taking place until the start of June in the county for the new series, which is due to be broadcast from July 11 in the form of eight episodes.

The producers of the new series of Harbour Lives are now looking for new people, events, and stories to feature in the programme.

Anyone who feels that they have a story to tell about a traditional connection with Poole and Dorset, can email liam.royales@itv.com