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Great Canal Journeys

Channel 4

FORMAT: S1 4 x 60′, S2 4 x 60′, S3 3 x 60′, S4 3 x 60′, S5 3 x 60′, S6 3 x 60′, S7 2 x 60′, S8 4 x 60′, S9 6 x 60′

Now in its ninth series, this travelogue features two of our nation’s most loved actors. National treasures Timothy West and Prunella Scales are now in their 80s, and have been boating and campaigning to protect waterways all their married lives. Pru has dementia, but on the water that’s no barrier to her mucking in as crew and enjoying every moment. Each episode follows them on a boat journey along a waterway, exploring the area’s history, people, nature and arts, all from the unique perspective of the water. A feel-good celebration of boating and adventure, it is also a love story, about family, friendship, and making every moment count.

‘A charming, sad and gorgeously made programme.’ – The Guardian