Joanna Lumley's Nile

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (277)

Joanna Lumley's Nile is a fascinating travel documentary that follows British actress Joanna Lumley as she embarks on an epic journey down the River Nile. Throughout the show, Lumley takes the audience on a journey through several countries, including Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, exploring their unique cultures, traditions, and customs.

The show begins with Lumley exploring the bustling city of Cairo, Egypt, where she visits the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. She then travels south down the Nile to Aswan, where she takes a cruise down the river and learns about the ancient temples and monuments that line its banks.

One of the most interesting parts of the show is Lumley's interactions with the local people she meets along the way. She spends time with Nubian villagers, learning about their way of life and participating in their traditional dances. She also visits a remote desert oasis and meets with the Bedouin people who have been living there for generations.

Throughout her journey, Lumley also delves into the history and mythology of the Nile, exploring how the river has shaped the cultures and civilizations of the countries through which it flows. She visits historical sites like the temple of Abu Simbel and learns about the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses who were worshipped along the Nile.

In addition to the historical and cultural aspects of the show, there is also plenty of natural beauty to behold. Lumley joins a group of bird watchers to look for the rare and elusive African pitta, and she also takes a hot air balloon ride over the Nile to see the stunning landscapes from above.

One of the standout moments of the show is when Lumley meets with Ramy Romany, an Egyptologist who helps her understand the complex hieroglyphic language that adorns so many of the temples and monuments along the Nile. Together, the two explore the temples of Luxor and Karnak, which are among the most impressive historical sites in all of Egypt.

Throughout the show, Lumley also touches on some of the challenges facing the Nile region, such as pollution and water scarcity. She visits a water treatment plant in Khartoum, Sudan, and learns about the efforts being made to conserve and protect the river for future generations.

Overall, Joanna Lumley's Nile is a captivating and informative travel documentary that will take viewers on an unforgettable journey down one of the most iconic rivers in the world. With Lumley's infectious curiosity and charm, viewers will be inspired to learn more about the cultures, history, and natural beauty of the Nile region.

Joanna Lumley's Nile is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on April 12, 2010.

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Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 3, 2010
Joanna concludes her journey down the Nile, Whilst in southern Sudan she gets the chance to fly over the world's largest swamp, the Sudd. After traveling to Juba, Joanna makes her way into Uganda where she follows the White Nile up to the famous Murchison Falls. She finishes her adventure when she is shown a recently discovered new source of the Nile high in the mountains of Rwanda.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 26, 2010
Joanna arrives at Khartoum, confluence of the Blue and White Nile and learns more about the city. She also travels into Ethiopia's Simien mountains where she meets a group of Olympic hopefuls.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 19, 2010
Joanna travels along the Nile as it makes it's way through the remote deserts of northern Sudan,. She talks to a survivor of a crocodile attack and tries to find one herself. When Joanna arrives in Karima, she learns about the treasures of Nubia. She then makes her way to Khartoum.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 12, 2010
Joanna begins her adventure as the Nile travels through Egypt. She travels on a train, by road and Felucca barge as she tries to find out more about those who live along side the famous river.
Where to Watch Joanna Lumley's Nile
Joanna Lumley's Nile is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Joanna Lumley's Nile on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    April 12, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (277)