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Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel along the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, against the stunning scenery of some of central Scotland's most glorious countryside. (S2 Ep4/4) [AD,S]Wed, Jun 26, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales go in search of London's lost canal route from Teddington, through Surrey and Sussex and to the sea at Littlehampton. (S3 Ep1/3) [AD,S]Thu, Jun 27, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel from Birmingham to Braunston, Northamptonshire, for a festival of canal boats and unveil a plaque to a late friend and canal campaigner. (S3 Ep2/3) [AD,S]Fri, Jun 28, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales head to Ireland and the Shannon Erne Waterway, where they try some folk singing, Irish dancing, and visit the ruins of Crom Castle. (S3 Ep3/3) [AD,S]Mon, Jul 1, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Great Canal JourneysTue, Jul 2, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel to Venice, following the route once taken by Casanova and Byron, escaping the crowds of St Mark's to find tranquillity as well as beauty. (S5 Ep1/3) [AD,S]Sat, May 18, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales navigate the Lancaster Canal, an early masterpiece of the waterways, up along the coast of Morecambe Bay and visit Carnforth and Lune Aqueduct. (S9 Ep5) [AD,S]Sat, May 4, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales embark on an epic adventure along Canada's Rideau Canal, a world heritage site - from the backwoods of Ontario to the nation's capital. (S9 Ep6) [AD,S]Sat, Apr 20, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales take a boat ride in the Argentine jungle. There's gin and tonic with some remote Anglo Argentines, hummingbirds, honey, and a spot of tango. (S9 Ep4)Sat, Apr 13, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTim and Pru embark on a voyage through canal history, as they explore the waterways of north west England, heading from Manchester's suburbs to the great canal port at Ellesmere. (S9 Ep3) [AD,S]Sat, Apr 6, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales cross Italy's largest lake and travel down Europe's oldest working canal to Milan. The journey includes spectacular gardens, singing and wine. (S9 Ep2) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 23, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales embark on more spectacular journeys by exploring one of the world's great waterways - the River Nile, travelling from Luxor to Aswan. (S9 Ep1) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 16, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales voyage down the Rio Douro through the dramatic landscape of north-west Portugal, with deep locks, hilltop vineyards and some port in Porto. (S8 Ep3/4) [AD,S]Sun, Nov 25, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales embark on an epic adventure along Canada's Rideau Canal, a world heritage site - from the backwoods of Ontario to the nation's capital. (S9 Ep6) [AD,S]Sun, Nov 18, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales navigate the Lancaster Canal, an early masterpiece of the waterways, up along the coast of Morecambe Bay and visiting Carnforth and Lune Aqueduct. (S9 Ep5)Sun, Nov 11, 7:30 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales take a boat ride in the Argentine jungle. There's gin and tonic with some remote Anglo Argentines, hummingbirds, honey, and a spot of tango. (S9 Ep4) [AD,S]Sun, Nov 4, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTim and Pru embark on a voyage through canal history, as they explore the waterways of north west England, heading from Manchester's suburbs to the great canal port at Ellesmere. (S9 Ep3) [AD,S]Sun, Oct 28, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales cross Italy's largest lake and travel down Europe's oldest working canal to Milan. The journey includes spectacular gardens, singing and wine. (S9 Ep2) [AD,S]Sun, Oct 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales embark on more spectacular journeys by exploring one of the world's great waterways - the River Nile, travelling from Luxor to Aswan. (S9 Ep1) [AD,S]Sun, Oct 7, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales visit Wales and the famously beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon canal that meanders through the Usk valley. They also visit a haunted castle. (S8 Ep4/4) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 10, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales voyage down the Rio Douro through the dramatic landscape of north-west Portugal, with deep locks, hilltop vineyards and some port in Porto. (S8 Ep3/4)Sat, Feb 3, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel past enchanted forests and fairy-tale castles and picturesque mountains and valleys, on a trip down the Marne-Rhine Canal in France. (S8 Ep2/4) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 27, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales explore the Norfolk Broads, one of Britain's most ancient and picturesque waterways, discovering the area's unique way of life, ruins and fens. (S8 Ep1/4)Sat, Jan 20, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales visit Wales and the famously beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon canal which meanders through the Usk valley. They also visit a haunted castle. (S6 Ep6) [AD,S]Thu, Dec 7, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales voyage down the Rio Douro through the dramatic landscape of north-west Portugal, with deep locks, hilltop vineyards and some port in Porto. (S6 Ep5) [AD,S]Thu, Nov 30, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel past enchanted forests and fairy-tale castles and picturesque mountains and valleys, on a trip down the Marne-Rhine Canal in France. (S6 Ep2)Sun, Nov 5, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales explore the Norfolk Broads, one of Britain's most ancient and picturesque waterways, discovering the area's unique way of life, its ruins and fens. (S6 Ep1)Sun, Oct 29, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales island-hop their way through the Hebrides, visiting Tobermory, Iona, the Isle of Jura, and lastly the magical nine-mile Crinan canal. (Ep3) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 25, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales cross the Scottish Highlands on a sun-kissed voyage along the spectacular Caledonian Canal, a waterway that links the North Sea with the Atlantic. (Ep2) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 18, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts, via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2016. (S4 Ep3/3) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 4, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel to the Netherlands, exploring the canals from the windmills of the Kinderdijk to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. (S4 Ep2/3) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 28, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel to Venice, following the route once taken by Casanova and Byron, escaping the crowds of St Mark's to find tranquillity as well as beauty. (Ep1/3) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales island-hop their way through the Hebrides, visiting Tobermory, Iona, the Isle of Jura, and lastly the magical nine-mile Crinan canal. (Ep3) [S]Sun, Nov 13, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales cross the Scottish Highlands on a sun-kissed voyage along the spectacular Caledonian Canal, a waterway that links the North Sea with the Atlantic. (Ep2) [S]Sun, Nov 6, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysWith Timothy West playing King Lear in Bristol, he and Prunella Scales tour the city and also West Country waterways further afield. They also take a paddle steamer. [S]Sun, Oct 23, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts, via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. (S4 Ep3/3) [AD,S]Wed, Aug 31, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel to the Netherlands, exploring the canals from the Windmills of the Kinderdijk to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. (S4 Ep2/3) [AD,S]Wed, Aug 24, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel to Venice, following the route once taken by Casanova and Byron, escaping the crowds of St Mark's to find tranquillity as well as beauty. (S4 Ep1/3) [AD,S]Wed, Aug 17, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales conclude their latest series of boat journeys with a trip down the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, one of Britain's most picturesque waterways. (S4 Ep3/3) [AD,S]Sat, May 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales continue their Swedish canal trip, following the ancient route of the Vikings and visiting Stockholm and the nearby islands of its archipelago. (S4 Ep2/3) [AD,S]Sat, May 7, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysSat, Apr 30, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales conclude their latest series of boat journeys with a trip down the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, one of Britain's most picturesque waterways. (S4 Ep3/3) [AD,S]Sun, Apr 3, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales continue their Swedish canal trip, following the ancient route of the Vikings and visiting Stockholm and the nearby islands of its archipelago. (S4 Ep2/3) [AD,S]Sun, Mar 27, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysSun, Mar 20, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales explore the most picturesque stretch of the Canal du Midi in the south of France, eating lamb's brain fritters and drinking 200-year-old brandy. (S2 Ep3/4) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 27, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales explore London's Union and Regent's canals, from Brentford to Limehouse, and meet up with friends Andrew Sachs and Sir Ian McKellen. (S2 Ep2/4) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 20, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales take a journey on the Oxford Canal through the Cherwell Valley, meeting author Philip Pullman on the way. (S2 Ep1/4) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 13, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales head to Ireland and the Shannon Erne Waterway, where they try some folk singing, Irish dancing, and visit the ruins of Crom Castle. (S3 Ep3/3) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 6, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales travel from Birmingham to Braunston, Northamptonshire, for a festival of canal boats and unveil a plaque to a late friend and canal campaigner. (S3 Ep2/3) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 30, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Great Canal JourneysTimothy West and Prunella Scales go in search of London's lost canal route from Teddington, through Surrey and Sussex and to the sea at Littlehampton. (Ep1/3) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 23, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins