Canals - The Making of a Nation

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Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Grandad » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:56 am

We have touched quite a lot on canals, not least with Horus's walks.

There is a new series 'Canals - The Making of a Nation' that starts this evening, 7.30 BBC 1. The preamble is a bit confusing but I think this first episode will focus on canals in each region then from next Tuesday on BBC4 the six episodes will be shown nationally in weekly editions.

Looks as if it will be interesting to those like me who are fascinated by the role of canals in our industrial past. If the timing is not good, like tonights, they can always be recorded or watched on good old 'catch up'. :up


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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Horus » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:50 pm

Thanks for that Grandad, I have put it on for record. :up It does look as if we have missed some of them though a sit is showing up as 4 of 6 :( Tonights program is about the 'Navvies' digging the Manchester Ship Canal.
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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Grandad » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:58 pm

That is interesting H. The piece in the program guide, although not very clear, says that this evenings 7.30 broadcasts by region will be about regional canals and then from next Tuesday on BBC4 the series will start nationwide. Very strange but I don't think I remember seeing these programs in the past????

Nice little trailer here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030bk5k
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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:18 pm

I'll watch for it - might come here (but might not either)

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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Grandad » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:39 pm

All is now explained. All 6 episodes were broadcast simultaneously at 7.30 with each broadcast within the local area that it applies to. I watched #6 on the iplayer but all 6 are available for the next 30 days so I shall be watching them all. #6 was excellent and I look forward to viewing the rest.

I expect that as they would have only limited appeal to the average plebs, they will run the whole series in weekly episodes on BBC4

LLL, does it mean that even if we give you the link you cannot watch these programs?
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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Horus » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:02 am

I thought it may be a regional thing :up
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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:52 am

@ Grandad - sometimes I can get links and sometimes not. Not sure what the determining factors are but sometimes I've had messages that this link isn't allowed in this country and/or a more general 'not supported' (not sure what that means).

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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Jayway » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:03 am

Clips play, programme episodes only available in UK. HUH. Racist lot the BBC . . . ...............

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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Horus » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:07 pm

programme episodes only available in UK
Thats because it is us who get mugged into paying the licence fee Jay, its bad enough that we have to keep all the immigrants in luxury with our taxes without paying for TV programs for you lot as well :lol: :lol:
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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:01 pm

I find if I wait long enough the shows do come on here......sometimes. maybe, if the wind is blowing in the right direction

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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Grandad » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:20 pm

I have now watched 4 episodes on iplayer and they are really good for anyone like me (and Horus) interested in the history of our canals. But not everyones cup of tea I suppose. The HD photography is excellent. :up
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Re: Canals - The Making of a Nation

Post by Horus » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:11 am

I watched the one about the Manchester ship canal tonight.
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