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Trans-Pennine Canal

First transmitted in 1972, Ian Nairn travels by boat along the canal across the Pennines looking at the industrial area of the North.

First transmitted in 1972, Ian Nairn travels by boat along the canal across the Pennines looking at the industrial area of the North
The canal journey begins at Worsley and continues through Leigh, Wigan Chorley, Blackburn, Burnley, through the Foulridge tunnel, past Skipton, Bingley, Saltaire, and into Leeds. The canal-side towns fall under Nairn's critical eye and he asks 'why ignore the canals when they could revitalise a whole slice of the industrial North?'

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Post-War Architecture Collection

Post-War Architecture Collection
This programme is part a collection of BBC programmes examining the triumphs and failures of post-war architecture.

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Presenter Ian Nairn
Producer Barry Bevins

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