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Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad

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Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad

  • Stratford-upon-Avon

    Timothy and Prunella take a trip down the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, one of Britain's most picturesque waterways, and also pay tribute to William Shakespeare

  • Stockholm and the Archipelago

    Tim and Pru follow the ancient route of the Vikings, visiting Stockholm and the nearby islands of its archipelago

  • The Göta Canal, Sweden

    Tim and Pru set forth from Gothenburg on the first half of the Göta Canal, one of the longest and most beautiful waterways in the world, travelling 350 miles, coast to coast across Sweden

  • Shannon Erne Waterway

    Timothy 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

  • Birmingham to Braunston

    Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel from Birmingham to Braunston, Northamptonshire, for a festival of canal boats and to unveil a plaque to a late friend and canal campaigner

  • London's Lost Route to the Sea

    Timothy and Prunella go in search of London's lost canal route from Teddington, through Surrey and Sussex, and all the way to the sea at Littlehampton

  • Forth and Clyde and Union Canals

    Forth and Clyde and Union Canals

    Timothy and Pru travel through the stunning scenery of some of central Scotland's most glorious countryside, from Edinburgh to Glasgow

  • Canal du Midi

    Canal du Midi

    Timothy and Pru 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

  • The London Ring canals

    The London Ring canals

    Timothy and Pru explore London's Union and Regent's canals, from Brentford to Limehouse, meeting with friends Andrew Sachs and Sir Ian McKellen

  • Oxford Canal

    Oxford Canal

    Timothy and Pru take a journey on the Oxford Canal through the Cherwell Valley, meeting author Philip Pullman and their son Samuel West on the way

  • Canal du Nivernais

    Canal du Nivernais

    For the last stage of Tim and Pru's canal odyssey, they head to France's Burgundy region to visit the Canal du Nivernais, which runs through some of the most picturesque scenery in northern France

  • The Llangollen Canal

    The Llangollen Canal

    This third canal journey takes Pru and Tim back to their honeymoon destination, Llangollen, in North Wales

  • The Rochdale

    The Rochdale

    Prunella and Tim travel the Rochdale canal, past once mighty mills, the epic beauty of the Pennines and the longest and highest canal tunnel in Britain

  • The Kennet and Avon

    The Kennet and Avon

    Tim and Pru travel along the 21-mile Kennet and Avon canal, from Bath to Devizes, meeting canal-side characters and wildlife along the way