Great Canal Journeys

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 18 May

The River Nile

Season 9 Episode 1 of 6

Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel down the River Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Tim has some misgivings about attempting such a daring journey, but is won over by Pru's desire for fresh adventure. They discover how travel along the river was vital to the ancient Egyptian civilisation, and discover how the first ever canals were constructed nearby to ferry building materials for the temple at Karnak. Along the way, they visit a Nubian village, purchase aphrodisiacs in a souk, and dance by moonlight

Great Canal Journeys airs on Yesterday at 4:00 PM, Saturday 18 May. (Subtitles.)
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Timothy West
Prunella Scales
Daniela Neumann
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Mike Taylor
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