TV celebrities have really helped our sector in the past year or two, as this Towpath Talk article explains. Most people have seen Timothy West and Prunella Scales having adventures in ‘Great Canal Journeys’ less people have seen ‘Carry on Barging’ with Nigel Havers, Lorraine Chase, Debbi McGee and Simon Callow. Also John Sergeant did a series a few years ago called ‘Barging About Britain’ . Between them they have helped spread the word that Narrowboat holidays are both fun and relaxing.