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Canals: The Making of a Nation

Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following WWII.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Travel History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 1x06; Oct 6, 2015

Liz McIvor explores how the nation's canals were saved following years of postwar neglect, becoming places of tranquillity and popular for boating holidays.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: HeritageOct 6, 2015
1x05: The Boat PeopleSep 29, 2015
1x04: The WorkersSep 22, 2015
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