Joanna Lumley will front an ‘epic’ documentary series on India for ITV.
The Indian-born actress is to front Joanna Lumley’s India for the channel.
This year sees the 70th anniversary of the Independence of India and 2017 is also the ‘UK-India Year of Culture,’ marking the close ties between the two nations. To celebrate Joanna will take us back to the country of her birth to enjoy the vibrant nation it is today.
“I am thrilled that ITV has given me this opportunity to travel the length of the country of my birth.” – Joanna Lumley
A year older than Independent India itself, Joanna was born in India into the last days of The Raj and India was home to both sides of her family for several generations.
The Absolutely Fabulous star will travel the length and breadth of India, over 5000 miles, for an immersive and extraordinary exploration of its diverse landscapes, different cultural traditions and incomparable spirit. Discovering how independence has shaped it into the constantly evolving and endlessly fascinating country it is today. It’s a deeply personal journey for her.
“Joanna Lumley is currently making the very best travelogues on British television. There is no-one better to guide the ITV viewer through this amazing country.” – Clive Tulloh, Executive Producer
The series follows last year’s Joanna Lumley’s Japan and is produced by the same production company, Burning Bright. Joanna is best known for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous however has a wealth of other credits to her name including The New Avengers and ATV’s General Hospital.