Great Canal Journeys

June 2022

S6 Ep4

3.0 2 x
Tim and Pru embark on their first Latin American adventure and head for Argentina. The country's traditional image may be gauchos and the open plains of the pampas but a few miles from Buenos Aires lies a vast labyrinth of canals and rivers, that meander ever deeper into the jungle.

S6 Ep3

4.0 6 x
Beginning on Britain's first purpose-built canal, the Bridgewater, Tim and Pru embark on a voyage through canal history, as they explore the waterways of North East England. Heading from the suburbs of Manchester to the great canal port at Ellesmere, along the way they'll discover how canals became the veins and arteries o...

S6 Ep2

3.0 4 x
Tim and Pru embark on a voyage across Italy's largest lake and along Europe's oldest working canal, to the historic heart of Milan. Travelling from Lake Maggiore to the Navgili Grande Canal, they navigate a route taken by marble-carrying barges for over five centuries.

S6 Ep1

3.0 4 x
Tim and Pru decide that they've had enough of kicking their heals at home in Wandsworth and head off to explore one of the world's great waterways, The River Nile.

S1 Ep6

3.0 7 x
In their final voyage of the series, our two thespian boat lovers return to Wales to explore a canal that has eluded them for over half a century. Famously beautiful, the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is cut off from the rest of Britain's waterway network by the Black Mountains. For Tim and Pru it's an undiscovered gem th...

S1 Ep5

3.0 6 x
Tim and Pru head for the dramatic landscape of north-west Portugal to embark on a voyage down the Rio Douro. Following the old Port trade route from hilltop vineyards to seaport, this is a journey that combines two of their favourite things - waterways and wine.

S1 Ep4

4.0 8 x
Tim and Pru say au revoir to Wandsworth and set off on their third adventure along the French canals - but this one looks rather different.

S1 Ep3

4.0 5 x
After their adventures in India, Tim and Pru return to Britain to explore one of our most ancient waterways, the Norfolk Broads. Despite boating for over fifty years, this will be their first visit to the man-made wonder. Beginning in the picturesque village of Horning, Tim and Pru embark on a voyage through a picturesque ...
May 2022

S1 Ep2

Expired 4.0 5 x
This could be the most challenging voyage of Tim and Pru's lives. Leaving behind the safe confines of the canals, they head out into the unknown waters of the Brahmaputra river in the far north east of India. Unpredictable and wild, it's now rarely navigated, but in colonial times the river boasted a regular steam service ...

S1 Ep1

Expired 3.0 7 x
National treasures Timothy West and Prunella Scales have been exploring canals for half a century - but now they embark on their most ambitious voyage ever - the waterways of India. Tim takes the helm to explore the extraordinary Kerala backwaters: a 1600 kilometre network of palm-fringed lakes, rivers banked by rice paddi...