Great Canal Journeys

  

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Great Canal JourneysVietnam: The intrepid 'ancient mariners' go on one last far-flung voyage to southeast Asia, travelling the waterways of Vietnam from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu and Hanoi. [S]Sat, Jun 1, 4:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysVietnam and Cambodia: Timothy West and Prunella Scales' final journey takes them to Cambodia, where they finish their travels at Angkor Wat, a temple built by the clever use of canals. [S]Sat, Jun 1, 5:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysBritain and Ireland: Timothy West and Prunella Scales return to the Oxford Canal for a voyage through the beautiful Cherwell Valley, as they recall their favourite waterway trips around the British IsSat, Jun 1, 6:00 pmYesterday60 mins

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Great Canal JourneysCanada: Tim and Pru embark on an epic journey along Canada's Rideau Canal - a World Heritage Site - from the backwoods of Ontario to the nation's capital of Ottawa. [S]Sat, May 25, 6:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysLancaster Canal: Tim and Pru navigate the Lancaster Canal, an early masterpiece of the waterways, as they travel along the coast of Morecambe Bay and visit Carnforth and Lune Aqueduct. [S]Sat, May 25, 5:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysArgentina: Tim and Pru take a boat ride in the Argentine jungle with gin and tonic with some remote Anglo-Argentines, hummingbirds, honey and a spot of tango. [S]Sat, May 25, 4:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Vietnam and Cambodia: Timothy West and Prunella Scales' final journey takes them to Cambodia, where they finish their travels at Angkor Wat, a temple built by the clever use of canals. [S]Wed, May 8, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysHebrides and Crinan Canal: Tim and Pru island-hop their way through the Hebrides as they visit Tobermory, Iona, the Isle of Jura and the magical nine-mile Crinan canal. [S]Sat, Apr 27, 6:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysCaledonian Canal: Tim and Pru cross the Scottish Highlands on a sun-kissed voyage along the spectacular Caledonian Canal, a waterway that links the North Sea with the Atlantic. [S]Sat, Apr 27, 5:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysBristol and the West Country: With Tim playing King Lear in Bristol, he and Prunella Scales tour the city and some West Country waterways further afield that include a trip to Devon. [S]Sat, Apr 27, 4:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Canada: Tim and Pru embark on an epic journey along Canada's Rideau Canal - a World Heritage Site - from the backwoods of Ontario to the nation's capital of Ottawa. [S]Wed, Apr 24, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysLeeds and Liverpool: Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016. [S]Sat, Apr 20, 6:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysAmsterdam: Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a voyage across the Netherlands, where they tour Amsterdam's canal district. [S]Sat, Apr 20, 5:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysVenice: Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a spectacular canal journey to Venice, beginning 14 miles west of the Italian city on the Brenta. [S]Sat, Apr 20, 4:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Lancaster Canal: Tim and Pru navigate the Lancaster Canal, an early masterpiece of the waterways, as they travel along the coast of Morecambe Bay and visit Carnforth and Lune Aqueduct. [S]Wed, Apr 17, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysStratford: Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel down the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, revisiting places from the early stages of their relationship and acting careers. [S]Sat, Apr 13, 6:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysStockholm and the Archipelago: Timothy West and Prunella Scales follow the ancient route of the Vikings, visiting Stockholm and the nearby islands of its archipelago. [S]Sat, Apr 13, 5:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysThe Gota Canal, Sweden: Timothy West and Prunella Scales set forth from Gothenburg on the first half of the Gota Canal, one of the longest and most beautiful waterways in the world. [S]Sat, Apr 13, 4:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysShannon Erne Waterway: Timothy West and Prunella Scales head to Ireland and the Shannon Erne Waterway to try some folk singing and Irish dancing before visiting the ruins of Crom Castle. [S]Sat, Apr 6, 6:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysBirmingham to Braunston: Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel from Birmingham to Braunston for a festival of canal boats and to unveil a plaque to a late friend and canal campaigner. [S]Sat, Apr 6, 5:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysLondon's Lost Route to the Seas: Timothy West and Prunella Scales go in search of London's lost canal route from Teddington and all the way to the sea at Littlehampton. [S]Sat, Apr 6, 4:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Manchester to Merseyside: Tim and Pru embark on a voyage through canal history as they explore the waterways of northwest England and heading from Manchester to Ellesmere Port. [S]Wed, Apr 3, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Italy: Timothy West and Prunella Scales explore the Naviglio Grande Canal in Italy, stopping along the way at the Swiss lakeside town of Locarno and the gardens of Isola Bella. [S]Wed, Mar 27, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Egypt: Tim and Pru explore one of the world's great waterways - the River Nile - while travelling from Luxor to Aswan, visiting a Nubian village, and dancing by moonlight. [S]Wed, Mar 20, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal: Tim and Pru visit the famously beautiful Welsh canal with a haunted castle en route.Wed, Mar 13, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Rio Douro, Portugal: Tim and Pru voyage through the dramatic landscape of northwest Portugal with deep locks, hilltop vineyards, and some port in Porto.Wed, Mar 6, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Marne-Rhine Canal: Tim and Pru travel past enchanted forests, fairy-tale castles, and picturesque mountains and valleys on a trip through Alsace and Lorraine in France. [S]Wed, Feb 28, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. The Norfolk Broads: Tim and Pru explore one of Britain's most ancient and picturesque waterways to discover the area's unique way of life, ruins, fens, marshes and woodlands.Wed, Feb 21, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. India, Brahmaputra: Tim and Pru strike out for the rarely-navigated Brahmaputra river in the far north of India to meet a community of monks and hitch a ride on an elephant.Wed, Feb 14, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. India, Kerala: Tim and Pru explore the extraordinary backwaters of Kerala in India with spices, dancing and a visit to a temple.Wed, Feb 7, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Hebrides and Crinan Canal: Tim and Pru island-hop their way through the Hebrides as they visit Tobermory, Iona, the Isle of Jura and the magical nine-mile Crinan canal.Wed, Jan 31, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Caledonian Canal: Tim and Pru cross the Scottish Highlands on a sun-kissed voyage along the spectacular Caledonian Canal, a waterway that links the North Sea with the Atlantic.Wed, Jan 24, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Bristol and the West Country: With Tim playing King Lear in Bristol, he and Prunella Scales tour the city and some West Country waterways further afield that include a trip to Devon. [S]Wed, Jan 17, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Leeds and Liverpool: Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016.Wed, Jan 10, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Amsterdam: Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a voyage across the Netherlands, where they tour Amsterdam's canal district.Wed, Jan 3, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Venice: Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a spectacular canal journey to Venice, beginning 14 miles west of the Italian city on the Brenta.Wed, Dec 27, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Stockholm and the Archipelago: Timothy West and Prunella Scales follow the ancient route of the Vikings, visiting Stockholm and the nearby islands of its archipelago.Wed, Dec 13, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. The Gota Canal, Sweden: Timothy West and Prunella Scales set forth from Gothenburg on the first half of the Gota Canal, one of the longest and most beautiful waterways in the world.Wed, Dec 6, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Shannon Erne Waterway: Timothy West and Prunella Scales head to Ireland and the Shannon Erne Waterway to try some folk singing and Irish dancing before visiting the ruins of Crom Castle. [S]Wed, Nov 29, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. Birmingham to Braunston: Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel from Birmingham to Braunston for a festival of canal boats and to unveil a plaque to a late friend and canal campaigner.Wed, Nov 22, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins
Great Canal JourneysNew. London's Lost Route to the Seas: Timothy West and Prunella Scales go in search of London's lost canal route from Teddington and all the way to the sea at Littlehampton. [S]Wed, Nov 15, 8:00 pmYesterday60 mins