Narrow Escapes: The National Memorial Arboretum (Channel 4, May 23, 2024)

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In the nineteenth episode of Narrow Escapes, we meet diverse individuals who call the UK’s canal network home. This penultimate episode of the series will be airing on Channel 4 on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.

Peter and Noni embark on a meaningful journey to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. Their trip holds special significance as they visit this poignant site. Meanwhile, on the Oxford Canal, Jack and Gabby face a challenging task as they attempt to install a new chimney on their boat. The process proves to be more difficult than they anticipated, leading to a struggle that plays out on screen.

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Elsewhere, theater worker Ed’s boat, Womble, undergoes a survey and receives its tri-annual hull blacking. This necessary maintenance ensures the boat’s longevity and protection. The process of hull blacking is a crucial step in boat care, providing a protective coating that helps prevent corrosion and damage.

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Narrow Escapes: The National Memorial Arboretum airs on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. on Channel 4.

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