Lumley explores Greece in all its guises
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.