Great Canal Journeys: Series 5

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Travel Documentary hosted by Timothy West and Prunella Scales, published by Channel 4 in 2016 - English narration

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Great Canal Journeys: Series 5 Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad

[edit] Venice

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on more waterway adventures, beginning 14 miles west of Venice on the Brenta, a river that was first canalised in the 13th century. Lined with palaces which were once holiday homes for Venetian nobility, they follow the route that Casanova and Lord Byron took to the city. After crossing the Venetian lagoon, Tim and Pru arrive at St Mark's Square, where they escape the busy Grand Canal and discover the tranquillity and beauty of the smaller canals that tourists rarely see.

[edit] Netherlands

Timothy West and Prunella Scales explore a network that is completely new to them as they embark on a voyage across the Netherlands. Their journey takes them to the gardens of Keukenhof and the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, before they arrive in Amsterdam, where they tour the capital's canal district - the Grachtengordel.

[edit] Leeds and Liverpool

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Along the way, they visit the country's last surviving steam-powered textile mill, meander through the `curlies', and meet acclaimed poet Simon Armitage. They also take a trip by steam train to the home of the Bronte sisters in Haworth, and are confronted by the Salts Mill after tackling the steepest lock staircase in Britain.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: CRF-22 (~2902 Kbps)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 48 mins,
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 983 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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