This attractively filmed and carefully researched video programme takes you on a present day journey along the 93 miles of what was "The Grand Junction Canal". The journey starts at Braunston in Northamptonshire and takes you right through to Brentford, west of London, on the Thames. The Grand Junction Canal was arguably the most important of all our waterways, linking London to the coalfields and industries of the East Midlands. Although never very far away from urban centres - many of which grew to importance because of the canal - this delightful wide beam waterway takes us through pleasant rolling countryside and through the pretty towns and villages of the Shires. Even after it penetrates the M25 ring, it remains essentially rural in character for most of its length and the wide and deep waters make for excellent cruising.