All Aboard The Canal Trip . . . . . .?

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  1. Scattycat

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    Just turned on this BBC4 programme.
    It's an hour of the equivanant of dash-cam footage while travelling down some obscure canal on a Narrowboat.
    Wtf, it must be the most boring piece of TV ever.
    No commentary just video footage.
    Don't get me wrong, I love Narrowboats and lived on them for a number of years and loved the life, but 'this is supposed to be entertainment' ?
     
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  2. JeanLuc

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    Couldn't wait for the paint to dry. It was on in the background for about 20 minutes whilst I was doing something else, but I found it boring not watching it!
    And I thought canals had locks - but apparently not on this one (or they had edited them out). The highlight of the programme seemed to be the endless procession of mostly tatty narrow boats moored up. It made a crowded aire in France appear quite spacious.
     
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  3. Gandhi

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    I used to have a narrow boat as well. Managed 10 minutes before I realised I wasn't just watching the opening credits. Strange strange program. Switched over.
     
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    I Thought the telly was on the BLINK:whistle:
     
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    I've got it on and enjoying it, could be the wine though. It makes a pleasant change from shouting debates and football commentary. Husband thinks I've gone doolally.:D
     
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    I stuck a camera on the front of a canal boat once. I've got 4 hours of footage somewhere (including the Atherstone locks), if anyone is interested I'm sure I could find a way to upload it. :imoutahere:
     
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    Can't believe I've just waved to someone going in the opposite direction.:D
     
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    Still do live on a narrowboat and like a real saddo cane even identify where but what idiot paid somebody to produce and broadcast this.o_O
     
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    Bbc4 are doing a week of programmes like this....it's 'slow tv'.......I wanted to watch the dawn chorus one on Monday but forgot:doh:
    I only watched this for a few mins......and it's only on in the background!:RollEyes:
     
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    Just in case you missed it it's on iPlayer!:whistle:
     
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    oh dear, i must be a sad sod, it was on again very early this morning for two hours, damn the insomnia, i watched the last 45 mins and thoroughly enjoyed drifting along, was gutted i'd not woken earlier to see it all..

    in fact, right now with the wind and hail lashing at the house, i'd be happy to watch it all over again, at least it was filmed in sunshine and calm..
     
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    About 10 minutes.. I fell asleep ! And this is 10 in the bloody morning
     
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    That's the way to do it.! and your complaining or bragging:LOL:
     
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    its better than corri or eastenders.
     
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    Anything is better than watching soaps!!!!
    Anyway, shows how good this site is. We love canals and intact that program is recorded on the Kennet and Avon, one of our favorite (and nearest) canals. Just put it on catchup...in full HD!!, Might see ourselves somewhere along its banks, or in the Barge pub!!
    Thanks for the thread, would have missed it otherwise!
    Incidently, bought a DVD box set for £2.99 called "Narrow boat" All about doing up a 1930's canal boat as well as other canal stuff....10 episodes in all. That's me sorted whilst the soaps are on!! ::bigsmile:
     
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    Just below 5th. lock at Atherstone is where OH fell in. Surfaced still holding lock handle. And it was deeper there than she was tall so had to swim to the bank. She was not amused!
     
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    I have a plank of wood in the garden.. It is a better actor and more animated than either casts !!
     
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  18. Old Soldier

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    Great!!! Are they doing one showing motorhomes leaving a camping site....that would be good! :tmi:
     
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    It's raining and windy here in Somerset so Les and I have been watching our Narrow boat DVDs. Got through 8 episodes so far!! Two to go.
    One thing that has struck me. If Narrow boats are run on old diesel engines, are they also barred from entering pollution zones in City's etc?. Considering the likes of Birmingham has more canals than Venice it could be a problem!? Any thoughts?
     
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    If you think that was boring ,try the river nene on the tidal side of the dog and doublet, miles of straight and flatness
     
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