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Sea to Source Nick Clark, Released in 2002, 2 hours 13 minutes Produced by Limeleaf Productions, A journey up the Thames which is a compilation of a six-part London Weekend Television series. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

Seaway to the World - The Manchester Ship Canal , Released in 1998, 43 minutes Produced by , The film takes us on a nostalgic journey from Eastham locks right up to Manchester and shows us some of the sights and sounds feeding off the Canal. A fascinating insight into one of the greatest Victorian engineering achievements. Part of the 'Maritime Britain' series. Produced privately by Graham Cooke. Available on tape

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 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

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

They're Coming Back to the Water Jeff Dennison, Released in 2002, 1 hour 7 minutes Produced by Light Services, Songs and images of the waterways past. Available on tape

They're Coming Back to the Water , Released in 2002, 1 hour 7 minutes Produced by First Light Services, Songs of the waterways by Jeff Dennison and Benny Graham. Available on tape

Traditional Transformation , 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The art of 'scumbling' or 'graining' is inexorably linked to the narrow boat traditional decoration, and in this video Tony Lewery takes the viewer through every stage of the decoration of the inside of his own boat's boatmen's cabin, complete with demonstrations and the tools to use today. Available on tape DVD

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

A Walk on t' Cut , Released in 2003, 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Pathways Video Productions, A walk along the Rochdale Canal Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

Warehouse at Work , Released in 2001, 26 minutes Produced by IA Recordings, Shows the Broad Street Warehouse being used as it would have been in the days when it was used by working canal boats. Shot in May 1996. Available on tape

Wash and Go Chris Coburn, 1 hour 36 minutes Produced by Imogen, Out of the Wash to the Broads, East coast rivers and stranded on IPSWICH WEIR! Real adventure stuff! Available on tape

Water World , 2 hours 20 minutes Produced by Carlton, This fascinating video comprises the six acclaimed 'Water World' documentaries shown on Carlton TV, presented by Timothy West with Prunella Scales and David Suchet. It explores the story of Britain's canals from their heydays as freight carriers 200 years ago, to slump and dereliction, to spectacular revival for the new millennium. Available on tape

Waters of Time , 1 hour 52 minutes Produced by DD Video, Films of the Port of London dating back to the 1920s up to the 1960s. Available on DVD. Order on DVD from Amazon

Waterway Reflections Volume 1 , Released in 2001, 1 hour 4 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A collection of short films featuring working narrowboats. Available on tape DVD

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

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

Working Boats , Released in 2005, 1 hour 12 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A collection of historic film and still photographs showing the working life of commercial canal carriers. Available on tape DVD

Working for the Company , 45 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, An 'inside' view of some of the different aspects of British Waterways in the Middlewich and Black Country areas. The video follows the late John Jinks with a very loaded motor and other former working boatmen like Joe Hollinshead and Freddie Heritage who are still employed and able to demonstrate their skills on today's craft. A visit is made to an open day in Walsall and a look at the craft attending a gathering at the Black Country Museum. Available on tape DVD

World's Most Beautiful Waterways , 1 hour 10 minutes Produced by Contender Ltd, A waterway journey from Worcester to Oxford via the River Avon, Hatton and Banbury. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

World's Most Beautiful Waterways - The Thames , 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Contender Ltd, A fascinating journey along the Thames, from Lechlade to the Thames Barrier, filmed both on the river and at sites of interest along the way. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

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