The new series will also mark a personal journey for the actress herself.
Actress Joanna Lumley will return to TV screens with a brand new travel series; this time looking at India. Titled as Joanna Lumley’s India, she will explore the country and revisit some of her roots.
The new travel documentary series will begin on 5th July 2017 on ITV. It will feature three episodes, running weekly.
2017 not only marks the 70th year of the Partition but also the ‘UK-India Year of Culture’. This means Joanna Lumley’s India will aim to discover the huge breadth of India and discover its unique landscapes, culture and people.
It will also explore how India has evolved over the decades and shaped into a fascinating country.
However, the new series will also mark a personal journey for the actress herself. Born in the country a year before the Partition, Joanna Lumley explains:
“My parents were brought up in India and they had family on both sides going back to the 18th century.” Viewers will witness the actress revisiting some important Indian locations from her family history, such as Sikkim.
Joanna also added of the journey: “It’s lovely when I can say, my grandfather lived here or that picture is my uncle over there. It was quite something going back to Kashmir.
“I’ve been there before but each time I think, this is where I drew my first breath and it was in India, and it was here in Srinagar. It makes me feel very humble.”
Other highlights of the programme include a visit to see the Dalai Lama, sampling Indian street food and tracking elephants.
Many UK viewers will be familiar with the actress’ previous travels to locations such as Greece, Russia and Japan. She has become well-known for delivering insightful programmes on these destinations, whilst entertaining fans with her wonderful personality.
Joanna Lumley’s India will surely follow suit and become another engaging, delightful series.
Make sure you don’t miss the first episode of this fascinating documentary. Joanna Lumley’s India begins on 5th July 2017 at 9pm.