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Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Ellesmere Port to Audlem

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie battles his way through blanket weed on the Shropshire Union Canal and discovers industrial secrets in Audlem, Cheshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Market Drayton to Stourport-on-Severn

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Life on England’s waterways with Robbie Cumming. Robbie gets stuck in the mud in Woodseaves Cutting and explores the charming canal-side village of Kinver in Staffordshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Stourport Basins to Kingswood Junction

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

The real side of boat life with Robbie Cumming. Robbie navigates the mighty River Severn and takes an unexpected bath as he takes a tumble at the Tardebigge lock flight in Worcestershire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Producer:
Nisha Chopra

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 2

Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

The reality of life afloat with Robbie Cumming. On the last leg of his journey across England, Robbie crosses an epic aqueduct near Stratford-upon-Avon and gets stuck in a lock in central Birmingham.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 3

Knottingley to Ripon

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Available for 7 months

As Robbie makes his way to Ripon in North Yorkshire, he tackles the fast-flowing River Ouse and is forced to make an emergency stop. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Production Manager:
Louise Cavanagh
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Aerial Photographer:
Philip Fearnley

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 3

Barrowford to Bingley

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Available for 7 months

Robbie Cumming crosses the Pennines on the picturesque Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and lends a hand to hire boaters in Gargrave, North Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Production Manager:
Louise Cavanagh
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Aerial Photographer:
Philip Fearnley

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Sowerby Bridge to Manchester

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

The real side of boat life with Robbie Cumming. Robbie runs aground on the Rochdale Canal - will he make it to Manchester?

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Froghall to Bugsworth Basin

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Life on England's waterways with Robbie Cumming. A low canal tunnel in Staffordshire proves a problem, and Robbie helps out a stranded boater.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Shardlow to Stoke-on-Trent

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands HD

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. Robbie tackles a propeller problem and tricky locks on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Marple to Huddersfield

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs HD

The reality of life afloat with Robbie Cumming. A fallen tree and a leaking lock pound hamper Robbie's journey across the Pennines.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 1

Barton Swing Aqueduct to Liverpool Docks

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Life on board a narrowboat with Robbie Cumming. There are engine issues and a leaky boat to fix before Robbie reaches Liverpool Docks.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 3

Wigan to Burnley

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire HD

Available for 7 months

Narrowboater Robbie Cumming begins a 170-mile journey across the north of England and soon runs into difficulty with a problem with his craft's propeller in Wigan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Production Manager:
Louise Cavanagh
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Aerial Photographer:
Philip Fearnley

Canal Boat Diaries

Series 3

Dowley Gap to Ferrybridge

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Available for 7 months

Narrowboater Robbie Cumming explores the Victorian village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire and moors up for the weekend in Leeds Dock. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Cumming
Production Manager:
Louise Cavanagh
Series Producer:
Stuart Woodman
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Aerial Photographer:
Philip Fearnley