Scales and West explore canals for Spun Gold and C4
24 January 2014
Spun Gold is exploring canals in Britain and France with barge enthusiasts Timothy West and Prunella Scales in a four part series for More4.
West and Scales have been married for 50 years and approaching their 80’s, they are determined to keep canal adventuring for as long as they can. Tim And Pru’s Canals (w/t) follows as they celebrate their golden anniversary with four different journeys across the canal network of Britain and France.
Scales and West revisit the picturesque Kennet and Avon canal in the West Country which they saved from closure 24 years ago. They will climb up the industrial Pennines on the Rochdale Canal, navigate the Llangollen Canal in Wales and then make their way along France’s famous Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy.
Each journey investigates the history and culture of canal life and explores the scenery and wildlife.
The series has been overseen by Stef Wagstaffe at Channel 4. Series producer is Donna McLaughlin, series director is Mike Taylor and executive producer is Matt Young.