Joanna Lumley's Nile

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Travel Documentary hosted by Joanna Lumley and published by ITV in 2010 - English narration

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Joanna Lumley's Nile This brand new four-part factual series for ITV1 sees Joanna Lumley travel the length of the River Nile from mouth to source. This epic journey, seen through the eyes of one of Britain’s most treasured stars, encompasses the rich, varied history and contemporary daily life of the world’s longest river. From the luxury of Egypt and the searing heat of Sudan to the lush landscape of Ethiopia and the jungles of Rwanda, sumptuous shots of the richly varied territories coupled with Joanna’s interaction with everyone she meets bring this rare expedition to life. Joanna’s travels introduce her to the river’s ancient history as well as the hard working people of modern day Egypt as she experiences the Nile’s role as transport, life sustaining irrigation, or pure luxury holiday escapism. Viewers will share her curiosity as she interacts with the people of the Nile who depend on the great river for their livelihoods and wellbeing.

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The actress embarks on an epic journey, exploring the world's longest river from sea to source. She begins her adventure on a fishing boat on Egypt's coast, where the Nile spills into the Mediterranean, before capturing the spirit of Agatha Christie in Cairo and enjoying a Nile cruise. She also travels along the river by train, road and felucca sailing boat, and ends the first part of her trip in Aswan, a town the Victorians described as being on the edge of civilisation

[edit] Sudan

The actress follows the river into the deserts of Northern Sudan, where she meets the survivor of a crocodile attack and goes in search of the creature. She is then introduced to the treasures of Nubia, an ancient kingdom of Africa ruled by the little-known Black Pharaohs, before visiting Sudan's capital city Khartoum, where she talks to nomads who live in the remote sub-Saharan desert

[edit] Ethiopia

The epic river journey brings the actress to Khartoum, where she watches whirling dervishes practising their devotional dancing and experiences a Sudanese beauty treatment that makes use of wood smoke. She then takes a short diversion into Ethiopia's Simien Mountains to meet an unusual group of Olympic hopefuls training in the thin air of the highlands..

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She goes to the last stage of his epic journey up the river, with flights to Juba, southern Sudan, which has enabled the fragile peace process a resurgence of beauty contests in the country. Then it goes to the Murchison Falls in Uganda and finds some of the largest African wildlife – including hippos, rhinos and a bird named shoebill unusual. Finally, Joanna meets an adventurer who takes her to a newly discovered source of the Nile, at the top of the mountains of Rwanda

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[edit] SD Version

  • Video Codec: Xvid
  • Video Bitrate: 2006 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 704x400
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.760:1
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: 46 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 701MB
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by: artistharry

[edit] HD Version

  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 4000 KBps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Frame Rate: 25FPS
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 256 Kbps 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 46mins
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 1.46 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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