Armchair travel comes to BritBox this November

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SIT back while foodie Rick Stein whisks you on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean to Turkey and Joanna Lumley returns to India, the land of her birth, for the trip of a lifetime. 

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul, Rick Stein’s Long Weekends, Joanna Lumley’s India and Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure are sure to banish any cabin fever while getting you into the summer holiday vibe.

From Thursday, 18 November, you can indulge in Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul and Rick Stein’s Long Weekends on BritBox. In From Venice to Istanbul the celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV presenter journeys through the heart of Greece to the Black Sea, taking in the flavours of Croatia and savouring the oriental influences of Turkish food. Garlic shrimps with soft polenta, anyone?

Rick Stein cooks stuffed peppers and tomatoes

His Long Weekends series sees Rick embarking on a range of weekend culinary adventures around Europe in search of good food, lovely wine and brilliant recipes. Get ready to (virtually) explore Bordeaux, Berlin, Reykjavik, Vienna, Lisbon and more.

Rick cooks German apple cake

Appetite for travel still not satisfied? Then take an odyssey with the divine Joanna Lumley (who you can also enjoy in the hilarious Absolutely Fabulous on BritBox) in Joanna Lumley’s India and Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure, both premiering on Thursday, 25 November.

In Joanna Lumley’s India, the actress returns to the land of her birth to celebrate the country and walk in her family’s footsteps. This three-part documentary follows her as she visits remote locations, bustling cities and beautiful natural landscapes, meeting the incredible people of India along the way.

Described as her grandest and most challenging journey yet, Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure takes our intrepid traveller from Venice to the Chinese border, tracing the route of the ancient Silk Road. Travel with Joanna through gorgeous locations as she follows in the footsteps of merchants, conquerors, kings and pilgrims.

Joanna Lumley in Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

BritBox is available to stream via the web, on Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, AppleTV, Samsung Smart TV and LG Smart TV. Enjoy one week’s free trial, sign up at R99.99 per month or R999.99 for 12 months, and register for email updates here.

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