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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

Thursday July 26 at 9:40pm

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 1, Series 1

Sunday July 29 at 8:50am

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 1, Series 1

Tuesday July 31 at 10:30pm

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

Thursday August 2 at 9:40pm

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 2, Series 1

Sunday August 5 at 8:50am

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 2, Series 1

Tuesday August 7 at 10:30pm

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

Thursday August 9 at 9:40pm

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 3, Series 1

Sunday August 12 at 8:45am

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 3, Series 1

Tuesday August 14 at 10:30pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

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

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