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Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey Previous Broadcasts

Mount Olympus and Beyond (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 2:47 AM

In the mountainous region of Northern Greece, Joanna discovers that the area is rich with ancient stories and legends. Joanna is quite unprepared for a women's rude fortune telling festival, which has origins dating back to Homer. Poems are read out to large crowds, telling of someone's future, but often these revelations are bawdy. Joanna also explores a magnificent church that was built in just 40 days and discovers the otherworldly landscape of Meteora, where Orthodox monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky.

The Islands (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek Islands that make up this maritime nation. Each have a story to tell, often a fascinating history spanning thousands of years. Hitching a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht, Joanna begins on the ancient island of Crete, spending time with the shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On the island of Kos she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending the only active volcano on the island of Nisyros.

Mount Olympus and Beyond (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 8:47 PM

In the mountainous region of Northern Greece, Joanna discovers that the area is rich with ancient stories and legends. Joanna is quite unprepared for a women's rude fortune telling festival, which has origins dating back to Homer. Poems are read out to large crowds, telling of someone's future, but often these revelations are bawdy. Joanna also explores a magnificent church that was built in just 40 days and discovers the otherworldly landscape of Meteora, where Orthodox monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky.

The Islands (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek Islands that make up this maritime nation. Each have a story to tell, often a fascinating history spanning thousands of years. Hitching a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht, Joanna begins on the ancient island of Crete, spending time with the shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On the island of Kos she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending the only active volcano on the island of Nisyros.

Mount Olympus and Beyond (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 3:47 AM

In the mountainous region of Northern Greece, Joanna discovers that the area is rich with ancient stories and legends. Joanna is quite unprepared for a women's rude fortune telling festival, which has origins dating back to Homer. Poems are read out to large crowds, telling of someone's future, but often these revelations are bawdy. Joanna also explores a magnificent church that was built in just 40 days and discovers the otherworldly landscape of Meteora, where Orthodox monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky.

The Islands (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek Islands that make up this maritime nation. Each have a story to tell, often a fascinating history spanning thousands of years. Hitching a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht, Joanna begins on the ancient island of Crete, spending time with the shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On the island of Kos she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending the only active volcano on the island of Nisyros.

Mount Olympus and Beyond (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 9:47 PM

In the mountainous region of Northern Greece, Joanna discovers that the area is rich with ancient stories and legends. Joanna is quite unprepared for a women's rude fortune telling festival, which has origins dating back to Homer. Poems are read out to large crowds, telling of someone's future, but often these revelations are bawdy. Joanna also explores a magnificent church that was built in just 40 days and discovers the otherworldly landscape of Meteora, where Orthodox monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky.

The Islands (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek Islands that make up this maritime nation. Each have a story to tell, often a fascinating history spanning thousands of years. Hitching a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht, Joanna begins on the ancient island of Crete, spending time with the shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On the island of Kos she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending the only active volcano on the island of Nisyros.

Greece's Borderlands (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 2:47 AM

Joanna travels across the northernmost regions of Greece, from the western Ionian island of Corfu to the turbulent eastern border it shares with Turkey and Bulgaria. It's a frontier-land where foreign invasion and occupation have left a fascinating legacy. Crossing to the mainland, she retraces the steps of Lord Byron's inspirational journey through the western highlands by horseback. On this journey, one place above all reveals more about this country's turbulent history than any other. The port city of Kavala was subjected to a religious exchange of peoples. It was emptied of Muslims and the population replaced with immigrants from Turkey. 400,000 Greek Muslims left the region and one million Turkish Christians took their place. She meets one of the last known survivors, Minas Zaxariadis who reveals a dark secret.

The Land of the Ancient Greeks (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Joanna begins her Greek odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was built by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern regions from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Joanna's route takes her off the tourist trail to places where ancient myths and cultures live on. Joanna also takes part in a Bouzoukia, a hugely popular singing club where the audience spends a fortune on flowers that they throw in appreciation: a modern twist on an old tradition. And finally Joanna meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, at Epidavrus, one of the best surviving amphitheaters, where, in order to demonstrate the perfect acoustics, Nana gives a rare solo performance to Joanna and a group of astonished tourists.

Greece's Borderlands (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 8:47 PM

Joanna travels across the northernmost regions of Greece, from the western Ionian island of Corfu to the turbulent eastern border it shares with Turkey and Bulgaria. It's a frontier-land where foreign invasion and occupation have left a fascinating legacy. Crossing to the mainland, she retraces the steps of Lord Byron's inspirational journey through the western highlands by horseback. On this journey, one place above all reveals more about this country's turbulent history than any other. The port city of Kavala was subjected to a religious exchange of peoples. It was emptied of Muslims and the population replaced with immigrants from Turkey. 400,000 Greek Muslims left the region and one million Turkish Christians took their place. She meets one of the last known survivors, Minas Zaxariadis who reveals a dark secret.

The Land of the Ancient Greeks (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Joanna begins her Greek odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was built by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern regions from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Joanna's route takes her off the tourist trail to places where ancient myths and cultures live on. Joanna also takes part in a Bouzoukia, a hugely popular singing club where the audience spends a fortune on flowers that they throw in appreciation: a modern twist on an old tradition. And finally Joanna meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, at Epidavrus, one of the best surviving amphitheaters, where, in order to demonstrate the perfect acoustics, Nana gives a rare solo performance to Joanna and a group of astonished tourists.

Greece's Borderlands (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 3:47 AM

Joanna travels across the northernmost regions of Greece, from the western Ionian island of Corfu to the turbulent eastern border it shares with Turkey and Bulgaria. It's a frontier-land where foreign invasion and occupation have left a fascinating legacy. Crossing to the mainland, she retraces the steps of Lord Byron's inspirational journey through the western highlands by horseback. On this journey, one place above all reveals more about this country's turbulent history than any other. The port city of Kavala was subjected to a religious exchange of peoples. It was emptied of Muslims and the population replaced with immigrants from Turkey. 400,000 Greek Muslims left the region and one million Turkish Christians took their place. She meets one of the last known survivors, Minas Zaxariadis who reveals a dark secret.

The Land of the Ancient Greeks (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Joanna begins her Greek odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was built by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern regions from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Joanna's route takes her off the tourist trail to places where ancient myths and cultures live on. Joanna also takes part in a Bouzoukia, a hugely popular singing club where the audience spends a fortune on flowers that they throw in appreciation: a modern twist on an old tradition. And finally Joanna meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, at Epidavrus, one of the best surviving amphitheaters, where, in order to demonstrate the perfect acoustics, Nana gives a rare solo performance to Joanna and a group of astonished tourists.

Greece's Borderlands (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 9:47 PM

Joanna travels across the northernmost regions of Greece, from the western Ionian island of Corfu to the turbulent eastern border it shares with Turkey and Bulgaria. It's a frontier-land where foreign invasion and occupation have left a fascinating legacy. Crossing to the mainland, she retraces the steps of Lord Byron's inspirational journey through the western highlands by horseback. On this journey, one place above all reveals more about this country's turbulent history than any other. The port city of Kavala was subjected to a religious exchange of peoples. It was emptied of Muslims and the population replaced with immigrants from Turkey. 400,000 Greek Muslims left the region and one million Turkish Christians took their place. She meets one of the last known survivors, Minas Zaxariadis who reveals a dark secret.

The Land of the Ancient Greeks (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Joanna begins her Greek odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was built by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern regions from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Joanna's route takes her off the tourist trail to places where ancient myths and cultures live on. Joanna also takes part in a Bouzoukia, a hugely popular singing club where the audience spends a fortune on flowers that they throw in appreciation: a modern twist on an old tradition. And finally Joanna meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, at Epidavrus, one of the best surviving amphitheaters, where, in order to demonstrate the perfect acoustics, Nana gives a rare solo performance to Joanna and a group of astonished tourists.

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