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Centini TelevisionAn independent television production company is coming to Saltaire to record one of a ten episode series charting a coast-to-coast journey by water from Hull to Liverpool.

The company, Centini is owned by Christopher Bisson, star of Shameless and Coronation Street and the series, Locks and Quays will be presented by Matthew Corbett, who retired from television a decade ago after twenty-five years as writer and presenter of The Sooty Show. [Heck! It must be a long time since his Dad patted me on the head in his little shop on Manningham Lane – Ed] and will be sharing his passion for canals as he visits this stretch of the waterway which is so close to his heart.

Locks and canalsNatalie Grant, the programme's researcher, told the Sentinel: "We are keen to hear from the people who live, work or holiday on the canals and those who enjoy the canals from the towpath, so we would like to hear from anyone who might have an unusual canal story or an interesting insight into an aspect of local history along this route.”

David Dimbleby (who first came to Saltaire on a canal holiday) can be seen in conversation with some well known, 'certified' Saltaire people in 'How We Built Britain', on BBC One. This was due to be shown on Sunday, July 8th at 9pm, but intelligence suggests that it may be switched to July 1st.


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