Canals on stream
Over the last few years streaming and catch up services such as Netflix and Prime Video have become more popular than ever. Sit back and see how many of our canals and rivers you can spot in your favourite box sets.
Our canals have featured in many of your favourite TV shows and films, plenty of which you can stream right now. Appearing in costume dramas, documentaries, action fantasy worlds and fairy tales, you'll have seen your favourite stars performing on many of our canals and towpaths.
We have created a list of just some of the films and TV shows you can watch online at the moment. Can you recognise which canals have been featured?
His Dark Materials
The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal doubles for the waterways of Oxford in the new BBC/HBO adaptation of Phillip Pullman's novels - iPlayer
Dead Dog Basin on the Regent’s Canal in London doubles up as the entrance to Q’s secret Thames-side bunker in this Bond movie – Prime Video
When the zombie apocalypse is unleashed in Birmingham, the only escape is by canal boat. What follows is a high-action, low-speed chase in this Hulu drama - Hulu
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
Can you spot our boat ‘Jena’ in a scene where Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg’s characters board a boat in Vienna? It's actually the River Lee in Three Mills – Prime Video
In 2017, Paddington Bear mounted a dog and chased a book thief around Browning’s Pool in Little Venice - Prime Video
Last year the Trent & Mersey Canal was the backdrop to a dramatic gunfight at Middleport pottery - Netflix
Discover the brillaint mind of J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth featuring the National Waterways Museum - Prime Video
Great Canal Journeys
Escape with Tim and Pru on a journey across our most beautiful and historic canals – All4
Britain by Barge: Then & Now
Join Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Pete Waterman and Anne Diamond as they embark on an epic journey across some of our most iconic waterways - Channel 5
Canal Boat Diaries
Real-life boater Robbie Cummings debuted his BBC4 series Canal Boat Diaries with an insightful look at what it's like to live aboard and travel on England's canals - iPlayer
See the rogue CIA assasin racing around Paddington Basin in London – Prime Video
Can you solve the mystery of the Towpath Killer alongside a young Inspector Morse in Oxford? - ITV Hub
Last date edited: 12 May 2020