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Joanna Lumley, recipient of the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, takes an evocative journey around the country of her birth. During her exploration she meets unique characters, and learns how independence has made India such a vibrant nation. From Humayun’s tomb in Delhi, where her father proposed to her mother, to the majestic Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, these are the sites that shaped a nation – and Joanna's history. As she retraces her family’s Indian roots, she discovers a nation full of beauty and diversity, and is moved by the warmth of the people who welcome her home.

Joanna Lumley’s India

Joanna Lumley’s India

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Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday July 20 at 4:45pm

Joanna Lumley's India

Episode 1 | Series 1

Joanna explores the multi-coloured and dazzling Meenakshi temple in Madurai, and is moved by the plight of the people on the streets of Calcutta.

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday July 20 at 5:40pm

Joanna Lumley's India

Episode 2 | Series 1

Joanna begins in Mumbai, before travelling through Gujarat and on to Rajasthan. She also explores the caste system, which segregates people into social groups from birth.

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday July 20 at 6:35pm

Joanna Lumley's India

Episode 3 | Series 1

Joanna's adventures across India conclude as she explores Rajasthan, Delhi and the mountainous Kashmir, the place of her birth.

Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday August 15 at 8:30pm

Joanna Lumley's India

Episode 1 | Series 1

Joanna explores the multi-coloured and dazzling Meenakshi temple in Madurai, and is moved by the plight of the people on the streets of Calcutta.

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