Narrow Escapes Episode 15 (Channel 4, Friday 17 May 2024)

Narrow Boat

In the fifteenth episode of Narrow Escapes, we continue exploring the diverse community that calls the UK’s canal network home. From retirees seeking freedom to young individuals navigating the cost-of-living crisis, this episode, airing on Channel 4 on Friday 17 May, offers a glimpse into the lives of those embracing a unique way of living.

Amy and Wes navigate their way into the capital, joining an organized group adventure that takes their narrowboats onto the tidal Thames and under the iconic Tower Bridge. However, the question remains: Will Wes’s nerves hold, and how will his narrowboat, Gregory’s Girl, fare in this challenging journey? Meanwhile, Sam sets up a bike shop on the towpath, hoping to attract buyers interested in his meticulously restored project bikes.

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Elsewhere, Steve and Chris are on the final stretch of their journey back to Chester, but not before they make a pitstop to collect some essential items. The Chamberlain fuel boat participates in a narrowboat tug of war at the Norbury Festival, where Ruth displays and sells her canal-inspired art.

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Plus Richard is battling a case of “itchy tiller,” signaling that it’s time for him to cast off and continue his voyage. The episode offers a blend of personal journeys, community spirit, and the captivating scenery of the UK’s canal network.

Narrow Escapes Episode 15 airs on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. on Channel 4.

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