Building Britain's Canals

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - Kennet And Avon

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Dan Jones tells the story of the Kennet and Avon canal. It’s not the biggest, oldest, or longest canal in Britain, but it’s arguably the prettiest. It cuts through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, to the architectural jewels of Bath and Bradford on Avon. But appearance...

Season 1, Episode 2 - Leeds And Liverpool

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Historian Dan Jones travels to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in the north of England, Britain's longest canal built by just one company. 127 miles long, it was a 19th Century superhighway. Rising 500 feet above sea level, it’s one of the great achievements of the industrial age. Linking the economically booming counties of...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Grand Union Canal

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Dan tells the story of the Grand Union Canal, which runs up the spine of the country. Constructed at the height of the Industrial Revolution, it runs 152 miles in length, making it the longest manmade waterway in the country. An amalgamation of 7 other canals, its story starts over 200 years ago. Industry in Birmingham was...