Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant Season 1
S01 E01Feb 13, 2015
Leeds and Liverpool Feb 13, 2015 The broadcaster explores some of Britain's best canals and delves into their history. He begins with a voyage along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the nation's longest at 127 miles. After being measured up for a suit in Leeds and encountering an unfriendly alpaca on a farm in Saltaire, he successfully crosses the Pennines on his barge, heading via Burnley and Blackburn toward the famous Liverpool docks.
S01 E02Feb 20, 2015
Llangollen Feb 20, 2015 The broadcaster crosses the England-Wales border as he explores the Llangollen Canal. Along the way, he gets his fingers burnt attempting to become a blacksmith, travels over a terrifyingly high aqueduct and receives a shock on spotting some racy artwork in a fellow narrowboat.
S01 E03Feb 27, 2015
Aire and Calder Feb 27, 2015 The broadcaster explores the 34-mile Aire and Calder Navigation, built to connect the industrial cities of north-east England with the east coast. Along the way, he learns how to stone-grind flour in Castleford, tries his hand at aerobics on the edge of a lock in Woodlesford near Leeds, and samples Yorkshire's answer to champagne.
S01 E04Mar 6, 2015
Caledonian Mar 6, 2015 The broadcaster continues his exploration of some of Britain's best canals and their history. This week, he crosses Scotland on the Caledonian, which stretches 60 miles from coast to coast, on a journey taking him through spectacular scenery and lochs, and the occasional whisky distillery - much to his delight.
S01 E05Mar 13, 2015
Trent and Mersey Mar 13, 2015 The broadcaster journeys along the Trent and Mersey in the Midlands as his exploration of some of Britain's best canals and their history continues. As he travels through the Potteries, managing to smash his fair share of ceramics, he encounters a frightening, ghostly tunnel and takes up the challenge of a blind beer-tasting competition.
S01 E06Mar 20, 2015
Kennet and Avon Mar 20, 2015 The broadcaster navigates the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath toward London, as his exploration of some of Britain's best waterways and their history continues. Along the way, he proves hopeless at making beer barrels, a little better at stoking steam engines, and a real natural with Freddy the narrowboat horse.
S01 E07Apr 2, 2015
Birmingham Apr 2, 2015 On the penultimate leg of his voyage exploring some of Britain's best waterways, the broadcaster heads into Birmingham, a city with more canals than Venice. Along the way, he delves into the history of Cadbury in Bournville, enjoys a refreshing pint, finds out why Birmingham is the nation's curry capital - and tries to buy a gun.
S01 E08Apr 9, 2015
Grand Union Apr 9, 2015 On the final stretch of his voyage exploring some of Britain's best waterways and their history, John Sergeant navigates his way along the Grand Union Canal, discovering amusing characters and places on his route from Birmingham to the centre of London.