In the second and final episode of Great Canal Journeys, airing on Thursday 7 December at 8.00pm on Channel 4, Timothy West and Prunella Scales return to Wales to explore a canal that has eluded them for over half a century. The famously beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is cut off from the rest of Britain’s network of waterways by the Black Mountains. The isolated gem meanders its way through the tranquil Usk valley.
Tim and Pru visit the old iron works at Blaenavon, where children as young as five were once put to work; and the beautiful 15th-century castle at Tretower – rumoured to be haunted. They also lend a hand with some lock restoration work.
Executive Producer: Daniela Neumann
Series Director and Producer: Mike Taylor
Production Company: Spun Gold
Great Canal Journeys: Wales Episode 2 (of 2) airs Thursday 7 December 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.