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VideoActive Canal DVDs

Welcome to the market leading series of Inland Waterways DVDs from VideoActive, which are now stocked by over 100 outlets across the UK, including all the major canal visitor centres. Our programmes are nearly all presented by Canal Historian and lifetime boater, Chris Smith, and produced by TV production professionals. They are Television Documentary style.







GU South Paddington Braunston 150 copyTo keep our programmes up to date, we bring out one or more new programmes every year. Our latest is a complete remake of The Grand Union Southern Section. This time we started at Paddington and filmed all the way up to Braunston. This is a completely new programme which has been researched and scripted from scratch, and runs for 1 hour 15 minutes. It is full of interest with detailed explanations about the history, architecture and usage of the various land-based features as we make our way North from the heart of the capital. Price £12.99 including FREE delivery. Watch a preview 


Our NEW programmes on the London Ring, Watch a preview  Upper Thames, The Thames Above Reading Watch a preview and on the Middle Thames from Reading to Teddington Lock - Watch a Preview - were other new releases last year.








The Oxford Canal. One of our recent canal DVDs




The Oxford Canal is another completely NEW DVD recently released. It covers the whole length of this beautiful canal from Hawkesbury Junction near Coventry, all the way down to the junctions with the Thames, and Oxford itself. It too has been filmed in wide screen high definition, and it runs for 74 minutes. £12.99 including FREE delivery. Watch a preview.







Shropshire Grand Union Canal DVDsWe all appreciate a bit of help during the Credit Crunch, and here’s our contribution. We have put together Value Packs containing two DVDs and Super Saver packs containing three DVDs. These are a great gift idea for boaty friends and relatives. 
The 2-DVD Value Packs in red sleeves contain 2 of our Cruising Range DVDs and we’ve priced them at £18.98, so you SAVE £7.00 compared to buying two single programmes.
The 3-DVD Super Saver Packs in blue sleeves contain 3 of our cruising range DVDs, and these are priced at £24.97. You SAVE £14.00 compared to buying three single programmes.


Don’t forget all our prices include FREE UK delivery. 


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Review by Towpath Talk

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"For a fascinating and very different look at London, hop aboard with waterways historian and narrowboater Chris Smith and explore its waterways.

The capital's industry and commerce was built on the back of the mighty Thames and the rapid expansion of a canal network.

The New London Ring takes the viewer on a journey by narrowboat in a circle around the city in everything from terrace houses to tower blocks, factories to great parks, Regents Park Zoo, Camden Market, Little Venice and then past the great sights of the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge.

From a gentle meander through quiet backwaters to an exhilarating and challenging ride down the river Thames on a spring ebb tide, this is a completely new programme, scripted and filmed from scratch and is hugely enjoyable and informative and the next best thing to being in the boat yourself."

The New London Ring is presented by Chris Smith.

Running time approx 1hr 25min. Produced by Canal DVDs from Videoactive. Price £12.99. Order here.



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