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Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 20th, 2018, 10:37 am

Loving this series … beautiful scenery, great snippets of information from Joanna and how natural she is with her discoveries and meeting the inhabitants of these remote areas. She can be so funny too :tu: Oh and I love, love, love the clothes she wears 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby StokeySue » September 20th, 2018, 11:05 am

I’ve not been watching it
I’ve always liked Joanna Lumley (apart from the garden bridge fiasco of course) but I watched the first episode of her Egypt journey and gave up feeling slightly sick as she gushed and patronised her way round high end tourist spots

Haven’t watched any of her travel stuff since, is Silk Road worth a punt? Always fancied doing at least some of the silk route
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby earthmaiden » September 20th, 2018, 11:29 am

I feel a bit like Sue. I like J.L. but in some previous series she has been a bit like a princess swanning through rather than something that felt 'real'. That said, I caught a bit of the Silk Road last night and have set my TV to record the series. It is the kind of region we don't get to see much after all.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 20th, 2018, 11:50 am

I am enjoying it, particularly the scenery and bits relating to the silk that was the reason for the Silk Road … Yes, she can be a bit gushing, but I think that is just her way. Last night she visited a lady who is keeping/breeding the silk moths in her garden shed ! I'm not sure I would like those caterpillars climbing on my clothes :o She is also very appreciative of the hospitality shown to her … well of course she will get much more than us Jo-Blos would get. Her facial expressions are a picture when confronted with anything that takes her by surprise or scares her (like crossing a river in a 4x4 ! ;) :o ) I just wish I could look that glamorous walking along some of those roadsides and wearing those hats and scarves ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 20th, 2018, 4:25 pm

I recognise Joanna Lumley, not only for her acting, but also for campaigning against animal cruelty through PETA. I therefore found it a bit double standards seeing her wearing a silk worm as a brooch. :rolleyes: For that reason alone I won't be watching.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby earthmaiden » September 20th, 2018, 8:04 pm

Tezza, it was just a silkworm crawling up her blouse and she said it looked like a brooch as a joke. The worms were all very well looked after.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 20th, 2018, 8:48 pm

I am sure the brooch comment was a joke. I personally can't watch things like that where there is an element of animal cruelty. I sometimes struggle with Masterchef! :rolleyes:
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby Zosherooney » September 20th, 2018, 9:33 pm

I thought it was a repeat, I think I have seen it before.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 20th, 2018, 9:57 pm

Zosherooney wrote:I thought it was a repeat, I think I have seen it before.


As far as I know this is a current series ….. :? :? :?
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby Zosherooney » September 20th, 2018, 10:01 pm

Then maybe someone else did a similar programme ???? Silk road has been around for quite a while !!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 21st, 2018, 7:28 am

Not in the inimitable Joanna Lumley style though ;)
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby StokeySue » September 21st, 2018, 8:00 am

Joanna has done a few travelogues, so maybe it was her elsewhere?
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby suffolk » September 21st, 2018, 12:34 pm

This one? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qb1gq

It was great 8-)

I'm afraid that when JL is being herself she makes me want to throw things at the tv ... she's much better when given a script and good direction.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby StokeySue » September 21st, 2018, 1:10 pm

Actually the programme she did with Jennifer Saunders on Champagne was decent to be fair, sending up themselves as Ab Fab characters, and it was JL who asked some good questions
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby suffolk » September 21st, 2018, 2:40 pm

StokeySue wrote:Actually the programme she did with Jennifer Saunders on Champagne was decent to be fair, sending up themselves as Ab Fab characters, and it was JL who asked some good questions


Oh I agree, and she's no idiot ... she has a brain ... but to a large extent she was still 'being Patsy' on that ... although at sort of one degree removed if you get me. It's when she has to be herself in front of the camera ... she sort of 'performs as the character Joanna Lumley' as it's been written by the Daily Mail and various other gossipy mags over the years. I have it on good authority that when there's no cameras around she's far less irritating.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby Zosherooney » September 21st, 2018, 4:27 pm

So maybe she is an actress first and a person second ???

Mr. Z. seems remember her sat in a yurt having to drink yaks milk??? So did that feature ? We did not watch it because we believed it was a repeat.

Don't think it was that programme Suff. It's a popular subject for TV ATM.
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Re: Joanna Lumley's Silk Road

Postby StokeySue » September 21st, 2018, 4:37 pm

I think the previous series you are thinking of Zosh was Joanna Lumley’s Postcards, 6 different countries, 1 episode each. First broadcast May 2017 and repeated endlessly dice (I looked on IMDb which hasn’t caught up with Silk Road yet)
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