Preview – Great Canal Journeys: India

Timothy West, Prunella Scales

Experienced canal explorers Timothy West and Prunella Scales set sail for their most exciting voyage yet, a journey along the India waterways.

Beginning their two-part documentary in the backwaters of Kerala, the pair explore the rivers and lakes surrounding the rice paddies and travel through the thriving trade canals.

Tim and Prunella pass laden cargo ships, school bus-boats, and fishermen whose only tools are their hands. They explore a canal built by a local ruler to boost trade and make offerings at a temple. And Prunella dusts off her dancing shoes to learn the traditional Kerlan dance of the enchantress.

Great Canal Journeys: India, Sunday, 8 pm – Channel 4

Image: Channel 4