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Great Canal Journeys Season 9 Premieres Sun 7 Oct on Channel 4

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A new run of the show in which Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad. Tim and Pru decide that they’ve had enough of kicking their heels at home in Wandsworth and head off to explore one of the world’s great waterways, the River Nile. At first Tim is unsure, but Pru is determined: ‘…all the journeys I’ve done with him have opened doors for me and given me new and thrilling experiences’.

Travelling from Luxor to Aswan, Tim and Pru uncover the secrets of this great artery of an ancient civilisation and discover how some of the first-ever canals were used to build the temple at Karnak. They also visit a Nubian village; purchase aphrodisiacs in the souk; and dance by moonlight.

Exec Prods: Daniela Neumann, Mike Taylor
Series Dir: Mike Taylor
Prod Co: Spun Gold

Airdate: Sunday 7 October 2018 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.
Season 9 Episode 1