Narrowboats: Life On The Waterways

26/09/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 26/09/2005
  |  180 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Triple-bill of documentaries looking at the pleasures and challenges of life on Britain's canals. 'Working on the Canals' examines the history of the canal system, and the moment when the railways made them almost redundant as a transport system. Out of necessity, the boatmen took their families to live onboard and a community of working canal folk took to the water. 'Living on the Canals' looks at the way the 21st century has updated canal life, hand in hand with the ancient practises that still endure. Includes invaluable information for would-be 'Liveaboards', covering cost and legal requirements and the types of craft available. Finally, 'Holidaying on the Canals' is a guide to the increasingly popular holiday destination, revealing the sights of the unspoiled country around the towpaths of Britain's canal system.

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