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Horizon: Navigating Europe


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Sheffield and Rotherham, major ports with direct access to Europe. Watford, the ocean-going terminal of the M1. Plans that could become reality if Britain used her waterways properly.
In Europe, canals carry bulk goods at low cost and ease congestion on the roads. Old canals are improved, new ones built. Soon it will be possible for sea-going barges to travel the 2,175 miles from Rotterdam to the Black Sea. But in England, where loaded barges are already arriving direct from Europe, the canal systems can't cope.
On the eve of entry into the Common Market, Horizon compares at first-hand the waterways of Britain and Europe and asks isn't it time we took our canals seriously?
Narrator Paul Vaughan.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

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Horizon: Navigating Europe

BBC Two England, 28 December 1972 21.15

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