Over the years, Joanna Lumley has traversed some of the most incredible landscapes and immersed herself in the cultures of the world’s most fascinating cities. In this new ITV documentary series (6 x 30), Joanna looks back at some of her previous adventures, recalling the amazing places, people and things she has encountered on her numerous expeditions abroad and giving new insights into her voyages.
Taking in Greece, China, Russia, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Mongolia to name just a few, Joanna’s travels have been anything but ordinary. She has always thrown herself completely into the culture and history of the places she has visited and has delighted in meeting captivating local characters along the way.
This series features Joanna’s very own highlights and a personal trip down memory lane, using her journals to provide a new look into the moments she most treasures from her travels.
In episode four, ‘Joanna Lumley’s Postcards: Greek Islands’, Joanna gives a personal insight into her odyssey across the Greek archipelago. Having - mistakenly - travelled to Poros as a young model, Joanna revisits the landscape that sparked her love affair with the Greek Islands.
Aboard the 'Christianne B', Joanna learns from her host - shipping magnate Captain Sarkos - why the sea is so vital to the Greek people. On the island of Evia, the villagers of Antia engage Joanna in whistled conversation, and on Kos, we discover how Hippocrates’ holistic vision of healing shaped the way ancient hospitals were built.
Travelling to the isle of Nisyros, Joanna treads carefully over the giant crater of a sleeping volcano, and then sets sail for Crete – the largest and strategically important island – for trade, and for military might. In Anogia, she meets a man who survived the Nazi slaughter of his village, and the descendants of the shepherds who sheltered the Cretan resistance fighters.
Finally, Joanna joins the party as Crete’s largest Raki distillery sample their latest vintage.
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