Watch Joanna Lumley on BBC Select

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BBC Select is the place to watch Joanna Lumley documentaries in the US and Canada. Join the much-loved British actor turned guide as she visits new and familiar locations, including India, the country of her birth, the Northern Lights, a dream destination, and the mystical islands of Japan.

Watch a bumper selection of  programmes presented by Joanna Lumley available to stream on BBC Select.

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Stream Joanna Lumley: In the Land of the Northern Lights on BBC Select
BBC Select is heading north with actress Joanna Lumley as she pursues a life-long dream to witness the elusive Northern Lights in this moving travel documentary. As a little girl growing up in Malaysia, Joanna had never seen snow or felt cold. She longed to head to the land of trolls and snow queens. But she could never have guessed what a challenging and absorbing arctic adventure lay ahead of her.

Watch Joanna Lumley In the Land of the Northern Lights on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.


Stream the Joanna Lumley Japan travel show - Joanna Lumley's Japan on BBC Select

Travelling Japan by boat, train, plane and foot, British actor and activist Joanna Lumley (The Wolf of Wall Street, Absolutely Fabulous) turns travel reporter to explore the uncharted corners of the country’s 6,800 mystical islands. From rustic mountains to sprawling super-cities, this epic journey takes her across a beautiful and perplexing country of extremes – with a population to match.

Watch Joanna Lumley’s Japan on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.


Stream Joanna Lumley: The Quest for Noah's Ark on BBC Select

Noah’s Ark and the catastrophic flood is one of mankind’s oldest tales – a story that has great meaning to Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths. BBC Select presents this documentary in which Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley goes behind the scenes of the British Museum and travels from a small UK village church, to Turkey, India and Oman to discover more about the truth surrounding the tale.

Watch Joanna Lumley: The Quest for Noah’s Ark on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.


A year older than Independent India itself, Joanna Lumley travels back to the country of her birth and celebrates the great nation that it is today. Exploring India’s beauty, culture and history, her journey takes her on an exploration of India’s past, present and future. She experiences the mind-blowing mix of industry, imagination and humanity that the world’s largest democracy has to offer.

Watch Joanna Lumley’s India on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.


Stream Joanna Lumley - Trans-Siberian Adventure


Watch Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.


Watch Jennifer and Joanna Absolutely Champers on BBC Select

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are two of Britain’s best-loved comedy icons. In classic sit-com Absolutely Fabulous, their alter egos loved nothing more than cracking open a bottle of bubbly. Now, Joanna and Jennifer are reuniting as BBC Select joins them for a road trip to France’s Champagne region. But will Eddie and Patsy finally discover how the bubbles get into their ‘Bolly’, sweetie?

Watch Jennifer and Joanna: Absolutely Champers on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

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