Postcards is a brand new series, premiering on 20 April at 8.30pm on ITV, in which Joanna Lumley looks back on her previous travelogue adventures from her study at home, and gives new insights into her voyages – beginning with her journey along the Nile through Egypt and Sudan.
In her first memory, Joanna meets Ramy, her local guide, who takes her to a market in Cairo during Ramadan to try a local delicacy, miswak. From there, she mounts a camel called Charlie Brown to travel to Egypt’s most famous landmark, the pyramids at Giza. Her last stop in Egypt has Joanna looking back on her memories of travelling the Nile on a felucca boat with a superstitious captain who believed the river was haunted.
Travelling south into Sudan, Joanna talks of her time in the Nubian Desert and remembers her personal tour of the ancient tomb of Queen Qalhata, filled with fascinating hieroglyphics. Joanna discusses her famous duhkan, a Sudanese beauty treatment, and travels to the home of a local woman to take part in the intimate incense bath. Finally, she meets a beauty queen and former refugee putting the next Sudanese models through their paces during a temporary ceasefire.
Joanna Lumley’s Postcards airs on Thursday 20 April 2017 at 8.30pm on ITV.