I thought i would start a new Thread to see how many films and TV programmes Brit Movie Members can think of that have featured Barges, one of my favourite comedy films The Bargee (1964) featured Barges extensively and one of my favourite TV programmes Boon featured Ken Boon (Michael Elphick) living on a Barge on the River Trent in Nottingham.
The Bargee (1964)
In the 70's era of the soap Crossroads Hairdresser Vera Downend (Zeph Gladstone) lived in Barge on the Grand Union Canal, Miss Diane lodged with her for a bit.
That late 80s David Essex sitcom, The River, in which he played a lock keeper.
There's quite a nice barge bit in the recent Irish film Kisses, in which two kids run away from a suburban housing estate, making their way down the canal into Dublin hitching a ride on said boat.
Stephen Boyd and Dolores Hart travelled through the Amsterdam canal network aboard the barge Hendrika, captained by Leo McKern, in the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope picture, The Inspector (1962) (Long overdue for a DVD release).
In the original BBC production of Survivors there's an episode where a man on a barge is murdered by a pair of Ne'er do Wells who steal it sail into the camp pretending to be traders.
The 1973 film, Take Me High, and the Play For Today drama Gangsters (1975).
The later episodes of Secret Army featured a character who lived and worked on a barge. Was it Hans van Broecken, as I'm relying on my memory?
He was played by Patrick Troughton.Originally Posted by GoggleboxUK
Ken Barlow's girlfriend, Martha (played by Stephanie Beacham), lived on a barge.
Roddy McMillan starred in The Vital Spark based on the Para Handy tales.
There was also "The Painted Boats" the immediate post-war Ealing documentary?drama?comedy? set on the Midlands canals directed by Charles Crichton.
The CFF films Hunted In Holland (1960) and The Zoo Robbery (1973) both featured Barges.
Way Upstream (1988) starring Nick Dunning and Joanne Pearce
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
The Railway Children 2000 film - NOT the 1970 film or 1968 BBC version.