Lum­ley ex­plores Greece in all its guises

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

BRI­TISH ac­tor Joanna Lum­ley is at the helm of the new se­ries Greek Odyssey, that fol­lows her through the vast and var­ied land­scape of Greece – the birth­place of drama, democ­racy, lan­guage, Western sci­ence and medicine and the well­spring of civil­i­sa­tion and mod­ern Euro­pean cul­ture. Lum­ley (pic­tured) meets fas­ci­nat­ing char­ac­ters in the vil­lages and cities, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the old and new in Greece. In episode one, she be­gins her odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, built 2500 years ago. She then trav­els to the Pelo­pon­nese to visit myth­i­cal and his­toric sites and ex­pe­ri­ence the per­fect acous­tics of an out­door the­atre via a per­for­mance by Nana Mousk­ouri. She also meets vil­lagers who com­mu­ni­cate by whistling.

Joanna Lum­ley’s Greek Odyssey:

Tues­day, 8.30pm, ABC1.

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