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The volunteers of the Huddersfield Canal Society spearheaded a campaign to bring the 20-mile trans-Pennine waterway back to life. The Impossible Restoration documented their efforts and was used to help persuade the Millennium Commission to provide a £32M grant, allowing the project to be completed.

The formal gardens at Tatton Park - setting for the annual RHS show - were tended for many years by the green fingers of Sam Youd. Sam the Gardener was a popular sell through video allowing amateurs to unearth some of Sam's professional secrets.

The bleak existence of Pennine hill farmer Henry Bainbridge featured in The Farm. This great character had many peculiar tales to tell. He recalled a Ministry man who made a visit whilst his sheep were receiving a vaccine. The drum had an old 'antifreeze' sticker on it prompting the chap to announce "By 'eck, it must get cold up 'ere i' Winter".

The inner Hebridean island of Canna has a rich archaeological wealth and was thought to have been a stopping off point for Saint Columba. Treasure Island spent a week with a team from the University of Bradford, searching for signs of an ancient chapel and discovering the unique lifestyle of the dozen-or-so inhabitants.


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