Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure

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Travel Documentary hosted by Joanna Lumley, published by ITV in 2015 - English narration

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Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure Joanna Lumley embarks on the world’s greatest train journey for this epic new three-part documentary series, The series sees Joanna travel from East to West, departing from Hong Kong across 5777 miles of both Asia and Europe, through seven time zones, taking in an immense panorama of vistas and cultures, people and places, before her final arrival in Moscow. Everything about this legendary journey is of epic proportions. It cuts across three distinct countries, cultures, landscapes and languages and crosses some of the worlds most geographically challenging, yet resource rich and scenically splendid regions. Joanna will be hopping on and off the train visiting people and places as she travels.

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The actress and former model embarks on her third travelogue, having previously traced the Nile from its source and sampled the varied rural, historical and urban cultures of Greece. This time, she sets out to travel 6,400 miles making use of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which is considered the longest railway line in the world. Joanna's journey begins in Hong Kong, where she spent some of her childhood. She takes a bullet train to Beijing, where she meets a woman who claims to have known the last Chinese emperor's favourite concubine, and officially joins the Trans-Siberian track. From there, she travels to the Great Wall, and takes an overnight train into Mongolia via the Gobi desert.

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In this episode Joanna reaches the midway point of her 6,000-mile journey from Hong Kong to Moscow via the Trans-Siberian Railway, taking in the varied sights of Mongolia. She spends time with native nomads, and visits a giant statue of Genghis Khan, as well as a gold mine. She also heads to the nation's capital, Ulan Bator, where she tracks down the famous Mongolian throat-singers, before catching a train bound for Russia. However, making a start on the Siberian leg of her trek proves more difficult than Joanna expects when she experiences a spot of bother at the border.

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Joanna concludes her journey across Russia, travelling through deepest Siberia. Along the way, she visits one of the world's deepest lakes, meets an oligarch and travels to the city where the Russian royal family was killed. Moving on to Moscow, she explores Stalin's nuclear bunker, meets some local models and returns to the place where she was photographed in 1966, which first inspired her to take this trip.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3145 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 47mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.01 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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