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A History of the World

Unlocking the Midlands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Chris Tarrant discovers how one simple invention revolutionised the industrial heart of Britain. He travels by narrow boat to see how the Brindley Lock created a canal network that would transform the Midlands from rural backwater to industrial giant. Show less


Chris Tarrant

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