Joanna Lumley's Postcards - Netflix
Joanna Lumley's Postcards is an ITV documentary series that looks back at some of her previous adventures, recalling the amazing places, people and things she has encountered on her numerous expeditions abroad and giving new insights into her voyages.
Taking in Greece, China, Russia, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Mongolia to name just a few, Joanna's travels have been anything but ordinary. She has always thrown herself completely into the culture and history of the places she has visited and has delighted in meeting captivating local characters along the way.
This series features Joanna's very own highlights and a personal trip down memory lane, using her journals to provide a new look into the moments she most treasures from her travels.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Joanna Lumley's Postcards - 1999 in British television - Netflix
This is a list of British television related events from 1999.
Joanna Lumley's Postcards - April - Netflix
27 April – Channel 5 announce plans to resurrect It's a Knockout with original presenter Stuart Hall at the helm. The channel is also bringing Jeremy Beadle back to television with a new series in which contestants win his money. 29 April – Six episodes of Channel 5's Sex and Shopping are criticised by the Broadcasting Standards Commission for containing explicit material which the Commission feels was “unacceptable for broadcast at any time”. Retailer W H Smith announce plans to sell books and stationary via interactive digital television after signing a deal with the Rupert Murdoch backed venture Open. The Planets, an eight-part documentary series exploring the Solar System, debuts on BBC Two.
5 April – BBC One and ITV air a national television appeal to help refugees from Kosovo. The Kosovo Crisis Appeal, co-ordinated by the Disasters Emergency Committee raises £3m by midday the following day. ITV airs Martine McCutcheon: This is My Moment, a one-hour documentary chronicling former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon's efforts to launch her singing career. Her debut single, “Perfect Moment”, reaches number one in the UK Singles Chart on 11 April.
8 April – Debut of the BBC children's series Miami 7 featuring the manufactured pop group S Club 7. The series combines drama and musical performance, and is intended as a vehicle to launch the group's music career, with their debut single being released on 7 June. ITV launches its new news and current affairs programme, Tonight with Trevor McDonald. Based on the format of US shows such as 60 Minutes and featuring a team of high-profile journalists, the first edition features an interview with the five individuals suspected of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The launch comes amid reports that ITV news coverage has lost as many as a million viewers since News at Ten was axed in March. The edition prompts fifteen complaints to the Independent Television Commission from viewers who felt it was wrong to give the men a platform to defend themselves, but the Commission rules in August that Martin Bashir's questioning had meant the programme was “anything but a platform” for the suspects.
1 April – The BBC announce that Craig Doyle will succeed Jill Dando as presenter of The Holiday Programme. EastEnders episode in which Queen Vic landlady Peggy Mitchell (played by Barbara Windsor) marries Frank Butcher (Mike Reid).
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