S1 E4 ∙

Liz McIvor examines the Manchester Ship Canal. Hailed as the greatest engineering feat of the Victorian age.

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All episodes for series 1 of Canals: The Making of a Nation

S1 E1

Liz McIvor examines the nation's canal system.

S1 E2

Liz McIvor discovers how the construction of canals led to a better understanding of the earth below.

S1 E3

How 'canal mania' helped develop Britain's modern financial economy.

S1 E4

Liz McIvor examines the Manchester Ship Canal.

S1 E5

The people who operated the canal boats during Victorian times.

S1 E6

How Birmingham's canal network was saved following years of neglect.