Joanna Lumleys Trans-Siberian Adventure
Lumley begins her 6,300-mile journey in Beijing for her Trans-Siberian Adventure for ITV, and gives a stern talking to to a Chinese woman who likes to take selfies while driving her Rolls-Royce (file photo)"
Traveller: Actress Joanna Lumley begins her 6,300-mile journey in Beijing for her Trans-Siberian Adventure for ITV, and gives a stern talking to to a Chinese woman who likes to take selfies while driving her Rolls-Royce (file photo)
A stern talking to from Joanna Lumley might have done the trick though. In the opening part of Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure (ITV) the best part was when she ticked off a young Chinese woman who liked to take selfies . . . while driving her Rolls-Royce.
In Beijing, at the start of her 6,300-mile journey, Joanna visited the world’s most successful Rolls-Royce dealership, where £500,000 motors are sold on a daily basis in a city where the average annual salary is £2,000.
Property tycoon Madame Lu proudly drove her Roller up and down the streets insisting that the poor people enjoyed the spectacle. She also liked to photograph herself as she drove.
‘Darling, not the mobile phone. You mustn’t!’ said alarmed passenger Joanna. But Madame Lu was rich, therefore she could do whatever she wanted.
The first leg of Joanna’s journey took her into Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, where she met a shaman who proved that charlatans exist the world over.
Supposedly blessed with psychic powers, he delivered the sort of vague guff about deceased relatives that you’d expect from any end-of-the-pier clairvoyant.
An old hand at these travel shows, it’s fair to say that Joanna is unlikely to ever pay for another holiday again. And, to be fair, she does it so well.
Her easy charm coupled with her wide-eyed wonder at all she sees make her shows such relaxing and pleasant viewing. And who could tire of that absolutely fabulous voice?
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