Sex, thrills and more than a little danger are involved in this new mystery drama series set in a busy medical-legal centre in Melbourne. Starring some of Australia's best-known actors, the series delves into the secret lives of the professionals who work at Canal Road, as well as the clients who seek their help. At the heart of it all is talented psychiatrist Spence McKay (Paul Leyden), who's determined to find out the truth behind the tragic deaths of his wife and young son. Will he ever get to the bottom of what happened? We'll have to wait and see. And in the meantime, Spence won't be the only member of the Canal Road staff whose life will take a shocking detour!

Canal Road - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-04-16

Canal Road - Ohio and Erie Canal - Netflix

The Ohio and Erie Canal was a canal constructed during the 1820s and early 1830s in Ohio. It connected Akron with the Cuyahoga River near its outlet on Lake Erie in Cleveland, and a few years later, with the Ohio River near Portsmouth. It also had connections to other canal systems in Pennsylvania. The canal carried freight traffic from 1827 to 1861, when the construction of railroads ended demand. From 1862 to 1913, the canal served as a water source for industries and towns. During 1913, much of the canal system was abandoned after important parts were flooded severely. Presently, most of the portions remaining are managed by the National Park Service or Ohio Department of Natural Resources. They are used for various recreational purposes by the public, and still provide water for some industries. Parts of the canal are preserved, including the Ohio and Erie Canal Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

Canal Road - Operation (1833–1913) - Netflix

The canals enjoyed a period of prosperity from the 1830s to the early 1860s, with maximum revenue between 1852 and 1855. During the 1840s, Ohio was the third most prosperous state, owing much of that growth to the canal. Immediately after the Civil War, it became apparent that railroads would take the canal's business. From 1861 until 1879, after the canal had been badly flooded, Ohio leased its canals to private owners who earned revenue from dwindling boat operation and the sale of water to factories and towns. When the state resumed ownership of the canals during 1879, it discovered that they had not been maintained well, and that state lands surrounding the canals had been sold illegally to private owners. In many cases, canals were filled in for “health reasons,” with a newly laid railroad track on their right of way. Much State land was given away for free to politically savvy private owners. Nevertheless, some revenue was accrued into the early twentieth century from the sale of water rights as well as recovery and sale of land surrounding the canals.

Canal Road - References - Netflix