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Season 9 / Episode 1 and airs on 30 November 2017 20:00
Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad.
Tim and Pru explore the extraordinary backwaters of Kerala, with spices, dancing and a visit to a temple
In this episode, Tim and Pru leave behind the safe confines of the canals as they head out into the rarely navigated Brahmaputra river in the far north east of India. The Brahmaputra features intoxicating scenery, rich culture, and remarkable history. Tim and Pru follow an old route from the tea trade; meet a community of monks; and hitch a ride on an elephant.
Timothy West and Prunella Scales explore the Norfolk Broads, one of Britain's most ancient and picturesque waterways, discovering the area's unique way of life, its ruins and fens.
Timothy West and Prunella Scales set off on their adventure along the French canal system, as they travel down the Marne-Rhine Canal in Alsace and Lorraine, close to the German border. Their journey takes in enchanted forests and fairy-tale castles; mountains and valleys; the baffling French lock system; local wines; and a visit to Strasbourg and the European Parliament.
The Douro's dramatic geography is unlike any of the other waterways Tim and Pru have experienced - with the deepest lock in Europe and sites of ancient historical importance. Tim and Pru visit the Factory House, a very traditional English gentlemen's club that lies in the heart of bustling Porto. They also follow the water route taken by Baron Forrester, the Yorkshire born port entrepreneur, and visit some stunning wine estates.
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