'Britain's Best Canal Journeys' [3 Disc Set]
(John Sergeant / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / BFS Entertainment)
Overview: In this definitive and comprehensive series, host John Sergeant sets off on a rich and colorful voyage along the eight best canal journeys Britain has to offer, revealing each stage of their extraordinary stories.
DVD Verdict: In 'Britain's Best Canal Journeys,' it is quickly revealed that Britain's canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it is in fact bursting with undiscovered history and rooted in a unique way of life.
From the gentle downs of Somerset in the south via the breathtaking countryside and engineering of the Welsh Llangollen, to the dramatic splendor of the spectacular coast-to-coast Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands, John immerses himself in living history, bringing the past to life by rolling up his sleeves, getting stuck in and having a go at canal practices past and present.
As for your host, John Sergeant, well, he is a TV and radio journalist, and formerly the BBC's chief political correspondent. He remains a TV regular on shows such as The One Show, Have I Got News for You and QI. He was also the star of Strictly Come Dancing 2008, repeatedly finishing bottom of the score board, but top of the public vote!
In closing, 'Britain's Best Canal Journeys' with the lovely narration and more from John Sergeant will definitely enrich and deepen your boating experience. It will also appeal to anyone who loves the waterways, from boaters to fishermen or towpath joggers. So sit back and watch this delightful collection of there DVDs today. You won't regret it, of that I can promise you. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Episodes:
Leeds and Liverpool
Aire and Calder Navigation
Trent and Mersey
Kennet and Avon