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Title Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey: Ep 3 of 4 / Director: Ozanne, Dominic
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary Joanna Lumley is on an odyssey around the fabulously diverse country of Greece. She is meeting people from all walks of life and learning about their traditions and the way they live. In this episode, Joanna explores some of the fourteen hundred Greek Islands that make up this maritime nation.The Greek islands are a destination for many a holiday maker and tourists feel they know the area well. Yet beyond the deck chairs and white sands is a culture that harks back to one of the greatest seafaring nations of the world.Hitching a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht, Joanna's route begins on the ancient island of Crete, where she learns about a way of life that has transcended centuries, spending time with shepherds in the remote mountains of the island. The shepherds played a key role fighting alongside the Resistance against the Nazi occupation of Crete.Crete is also Zeus' birth place and the home of raki, a local alcoholic beverage that fuels traditional Cretan festivities. Treated to a big Greek feast - complete with music and dancing - Joanna proves she is partial to a little raki.On the island of Kos, Joanna explores the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending the only active volcano on the island of Nisyros. Fascinatingly, the volcano was featured in the James Bond film Moonraker, as its surface resembles that of the moon. PRODUCTION DETAILS:A Tiger Aspect Productions commissioned for ITV. Producer: Sarah Taylor. Executive Producers: Joanna Lumley and Clive Tulloh
Event Broadcast 2012-07-10 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Hippocrates.
Fasts and feasts -- Greek religion.
Greeks -- Social life and customs.
Shepherds.
Volcanoes.
Greece -- Kos.
Greece -- Crete.
Greece -- Nisyros Island.
Form Streaming video
Author Ozanne, Dominic, director
Lumley, Joanna, host