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BBC North West Regional Documentaries: Record Detail

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Accession Number

B2

Series Title

BALLADS OF THE NORTH WEST

Programme Title

NARROWS AND FLATS

Producer

Douglas Boyd

Other Credits

Camera: M F Mulvihill; Presenter: Harry Boardman; Script: Chris Cheetham; Music: The Boatmen

Transmission Date

17/07/73

 

colour , sound (sep), 10 mins 12 secs

Synopsis

B2/1: Presenter Harry Boardman describes the history of canals in the North West: their impact on the North West's transport system, the navigators who built them and their adoption by the gypsy community. He is shown at the Bridgewater Canal in Worsley, which was built to transport coal into Manchester and there are shots of barges being destroyed in a fire. 10m12s

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