Brand new series in which Joanna Lumley looks back on her previous travelogue adventures from her study at home, and gives new insights into her voyages.
In the first programme, she recalled her journey along the Nile through Egypt and Sudan. This time, she remembers her favourite moments of her Greek odyssey as she explores both the ancient and modern aspects of the country. Joanna begins her journey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was created by the ancient Greeks two and a half thousand years ago.
From Athens, she travels around the southern region of Greece to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Hitching a lift on a shipping magnate’s yacht, Joanna visits the island of Crete, where she learns about a way of life that has lasted for centuries. Crete is also the birth place of Zeus and the home of raki, a local firewater that fuels traditional festivities.
On the island of Kos she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending an active volcano on Nisyros. Later, she meets marble-cutters at the Acropolis who use the same tools as their ancestors, villagers who communicate by whistling and a fisherman who takes her to the gates of the underworld. Finally, Joanna catches up with singer Nana Mouskouri at the amphitheatre of Epidavrus.
Joanna Lumley’s Postcards Episode 2 airs on Thursday 27 April 2017 at 8.30pm on ITV.