Tales from the Towpath

A Radio Programme

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Tales from the Towpath was a BBC Radio 2 programme first broadcast on 27 May 1997. It tells the story of the building of the Manchester Ship Canal. A recording of the programme can be heard by selecting Play.

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The programme was narrated by Mike Harding.

It featured :

Music by The Albion Band
Ashley Hutchings, bass/vocals
Chris While, guitar/vocals
Julie Matthews, keyboards/vocals
Joe Broughton, fiddle

Brass by the Bridgewater Brass Ensemble

Actors from the Mikron Theatre Company
Mike Lucas
Yashty McLachlin
Joanne McGowan
Richard Poval
Edmund Harcourt

Programme schedule :
Intro
Song : 36 miles Away from the Sea
Narrative
Song : Tales of the Towpath
Narrative
Song : We Can't Get the Wares Away
Narrative
Song : The Ganger's Wife
Narrative
Song : Your Loving Son, Dan
Narrative
Song : Big Ditch Flood
Narrative
Song : 36 miles away from the sea (cont'd)
Narrative
Song : 36 miles away from the sea (cont'd)
Narrative/The opening!
Song : A Modern Marvel
Credits


 

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