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The Canal Carrier - with David Blagrove David Blagrove, Released in 1997, 56 minutes Produced by SK Productions, An unusual look and life, lore and history of the 'cut' as this film follows David Blagrove on his carrying activities, including background on the fight to save the Kennet & Avon Canal. Available on tape

The Canal Carrier's Easter 1 - with David Blagrove David Blagrove, Released in 1999, 56 minutes Produced by SK Productions, Every Easter the Canal Carrier spends a fortnight delivering coal on the Thames ring. This video covers the beginning of the trip, from Stoke Bruerne to Northmoor Lock on the Thames. Available on tape

The Canal Carrier's Easter 3 - with David Blagrove David Blagrove, 59 minutes Produced by SK Productions, The third in a set of four, this video covers the part of the trip from Aldermaston to Berkhamsted. Available on tape

The Canal Carrier's Easter 2 - with David Blagrove David Blagrove, Released in 2000, 54 minutes Produced by SK Productions, This video is the second in the set of four, covering the part of the trip from Oxford to Newbury. Available on tape

The Canal Carrier's Winter - with David Blagrove David Blagrove, Released in 1997, 1 hour 16 minutes Produced by SK Productions, More travel with commercial deliveries by water, including on the Oxford Canal. Includes an informative commentary and much background information on how boating families really used to live. Available on tape

The Jam 'Ole Run , Released in 1998, 1 hour 26 minutes Produced by SK Productions, This video follows the 2nd re-enactment of the week-long run from the midlands coalfields to Kearley and Tonge's jam factory in London, covering 246 miles and 194 locks, which finished in 1970. Available on tape

The Long Haul , Released in 2000, 57 minutes Produced by SK Productions, This video films a fundraising venture by the Cotswold Canals Trust and the Narrow Boat Trust Ltd to haul a twelve ton unpowered butty for 110 miles from Oxford to Worcester. It also covers some unique aspects of the canals, the boats and their history, looks at the unrestored Droitwich Junction canal and reveals the work of the two trusts. Available on tape

Not so much a Marina - More a Way of Life. , Released in 1999, 59 minutes Produced by SK Productions, Filmed over the course of a year, this video captures the daily events at Braunston Marina, with interviews from old-time boatmen to modern day canal workers with a range of skills from fender making to boat building. Available on tape

The Steam Narrow Boat 'President' - narrated by Richard Thomas , 55 minutes Produced by SK Productions, President's working life, decline and restoration are all covered as well as footage of the boat undertaking a recent journey. The crew explain how the steam boat works and the maintenance needed. Available on tape

Cathedral of the Canals , Released in 2002, 30 minutes Produced by Stephinson Television, The Anderton Boat Lift - The story of its renaissance. Produced for British Waterways and the Waterway Trust Available on tape

Waterways , Released in 2005, 1 hour 5 minutes Produced by Trent Television Productions, An introduction to the working traditions of the canals. Available on tape DVD

Boat Lifts of Europe , Released in 2002, 1 hour 8 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Covers several boat lifts in France and germany as well as the Anderton Lift and the Falkirk Wheel in the UK. Available on tape DVD. Order on DVD from Amazon

By Canal in the '50s , Released in 2006, 1 hour 50 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Colour film of the canals and of the Inland Waterways Association's early campaigns. Available on DVD

The Cheshire Ring , Released in 1992, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Coventry and Ashby Canals , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Four Counties Ring , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Grand Union Canal - Southern Section , Released in 1994, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Great Ouse & River Cam , Released in 2005, 1 hour 10 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A voyage from Denver to Bedford and up the Cam to Cambridge. Available on DVD

Heart of England Route , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon

Historic Narrowboats , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Kennet & Avon Canal (Part 1 ) , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Reading to the Summit Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Kennet & Avon Canal (Part 2 ) , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The Summit to Bristol Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Lee & Stort Navigation , Released in 2001, 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Part 1) , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Eastern section - Leeds to Foulridge. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Part 2) , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Western section - Foulridge to Liverpool. Available on tape DVD. Order on DVD from Amazon

The Llangollen Canal , Released in 1990, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The London Ring , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Lower Avon Navigation Trust - 50th Anniversary (1950 to 2000) , 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A Celebration of the River Avon and the Trust that restored it and manages it today. This video tells the official story of the restoration, complete with photos supplied by those involved and concludes with a journey along the River. 1.00 from each video purchased will be donated, by VideoActive, to the Lower Avon Navigation Trust. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Millennium Ribble Link , Released in 2003, 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The story of the long endevour to make a water link to the Lancaster Canal Available on tape DVD. Order on DVD from Amazon

The Montgomery Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The price includes a 1 donation to the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust to further the canal's restoration. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon

The River Avon , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The River Nene , Released in 2001, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The River Severn , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

River Wey , Released in 2003, 48 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A trip up the Wey through the remarkably rural Surrey countryside. Available on tape DVD

The Seven Wonders of the Waterways , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Visit Bingley, Anderton, Foxton Harecastle, Pontcysyllte and Barton Aqueduct as they were and as they are now. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon

The Shropshire Union Canal , Released in 1990, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The South Oxford Canal , Released in 1991, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The South Pennine Ring , Released in 2002, 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The Huddersfield Narrow and Broad canals, Calder & Hebble, Rochdale and Ashton Canal. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Staffs & Worcester Canal , Released in 1996, 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal , Released in 1999, 47 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Excellent photography and informative script captures the Southern Stratford Canal. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Thames Above Reading , 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, This video captures the delights of the upper reaches in a journey commencing at the river's official head of navigation, Lechlade and running down as far as the approach to Reading. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Thames Reading to Richmond , 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A journey along 60 miles of some of the world's most famous cultural landmarks, including Windsor Caste, Hampton Court, Runnymede and Henley. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Trent and Mersey Canal , Released in 1997, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

Fred on Water , Released in 2003, 1 hour 13 minutes Produced by Visionimpact, The 2002 canal journey of Fred Talbot, the TV weather presenter, including the Ribble Link, Lancaster Canal, Anderton Boat Lift and the Falkirk Wheel. Available on tape

The Llangollen Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Waterways World Ltd, A video tour along the Llangollen Canal Available on tape

The Oxford Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Waterways World Ltd, A video tour along the Oxford Canal Available on tape

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Blackburn to Leeds , 55 minutes Produced by Westbrook Video Productions, From the heart of industrial east Lancashire, the video takes the viewer through Accrington and Burnley into the contrasting splendour of the North Yorkshire Dales countryside. Available on tape

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Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
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