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Great Canal Journeys

Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel down the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, revisiting places from the early stages of their relationship and acting careers.

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Timothy West and Prunella Scales follow the ancient route of the Vikings, visiting Stockholm and the nearby islands of its archipelago.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tim and Pru visit the famously beautiful Welsh canal with a haunted castle en route.
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Tim and Pru voyage through the dramatic landscape of northwest Portugal with deep locks, hilltop vineyards, and some port in Porto.
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Tim and Pru travel past enchanted forests, fairy-tale castles, and picturesque mountains and valleys on a trip through Alsace and Lorraine in France.
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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.
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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.
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Tim and Pru explore the extraordinary backwaters of Kerala in India with spices, dancing and a visit to a temple.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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