Where do Lumley’s explorations take her this time?
To all corners of India, to see both the old and iconic, and the new and surprising – not to mention delving into her own family history. In this episode, Lumley is moved by a letter written by her diplomat grandfather in 1930, amazed by piles of raw jute (“It’s just like my hair!”) and touched by stories of transgender young people.
A trip to see elephants is initially unsuccessful, but nothing can mar Lumley’s palpable, infectious joy for the country of her birth…
“I want people not to be afraid. There’s a kind of nervousness among people who like to have a hot shower every day in the same place…be brave and bold. You will experience something wonderful.” Read the full article.
Where can we see more of India on our screens?
In the BBC’s India season, a selection of programmes to mark the 70th anniversary of the partition. Coming soon are documentaries where director Gurinder Chadha investigates the partition and Countryfile star Anita Rani traces her family history, as well as a look at the border between India and Pakistan in the present day.