THE popular Canal Boat Diaries TV show is starting a new series – with host Robbie Cumming beginning one of his journeys on the Dudley No. 2 Canal.

Robbie starts out from Hawne Basin in Halesowen on the Dudley No. 2 Canal and tackles the nearby low tunnel.

But it’s not all plain sailing for the TV presenter, whose experience is marred when the head height of a canal bridge at Bumble Hole causes him a headache, knocking off the chimney of his narrowboat home the ‘Naughty Lass’.

Starting weeknights in June there are ten new one-hour episodes of the popular show.

Film-maker and waterways enthusiast Robbie Cumming explores the landscapes, towns and cities of the Midlands before heading south down the Grand Union Canal.

Along the way he shares his passion for industrial heritage and celebrates the lesser-known stretches of our most challenging inner city canals.

Over summer, autumn and winter 2023/24, the journey takes him from Braunston, Northamptonshire considered to be the spiritual home for narrowboaters, through Birmingham’s maze of canals before he heads south.

Expect peace and tranquillity, but also plenty of drama that comes with boating England’s canals.

Robbie said: "The show has moved home to a new channel and that's given me the opportunity to make more of the programmes I love.

"I've packed load into this series and encountered some of my toughest trips yet.

"There are parts of the Birmingham Canal Navigations not for the faint hearted - it was hard going at times but ultimately an amazing adventure, which makes great telly I can share with you."

The new series of 'Canal Boat Diaries' will be on weeknights at 7pm starting on June 3 on Yesterday Channel.

It will be available on demand on UKTV PLAY from the beginning of June.