AN RNLI lifeboat station in Somerset will feature in an episode of the BBC's Countryfile later this week.

Minehead's RNLI spent four days filming with the BBC, after being approached due to the station's unique location which not only covers a commercial shipping route but is also surrounded by Exmoor National Park.

Volunteers at the Minehead station spoke with the Countryfile crews about their lives outside of life-boating, and their motivations for volunteering.

One individual who was particularly focused on was Chris Webber, who works as a farmer as well as volunteering for the lifeboat charity.

The film crews were also treated to a performance of sea shanties from the station's group, the DZ Buoys.

Andrew Escott, who has served with the charity for over 35 years, said: "It feels great to have the opportunity to showcase our station, and the unique volunteers who form part of our team, especially so given our recent boathouse refurbishment and the RNLI's 200th anniversary."

The episode celebrating the charity's 200th birthday will air at 7pm on Sunday, March 10.