Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve

April 2015

S1 Ep3 - Pilgrimage To Jerusalem

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Simon begins the final leg of his pilgrimage journey in Istanbul, Turkey, gateway to the east. He travels on to the Holy Land, following in the footsteps of Victorian travellers who used the definitive guide book published in 1876 by Thomas Cook. Driving to into the West Bank and on to Bethlehem, he’s astonished by the scale of the Israeli security barrier. In Jerusalem, his final destination, Simon meets a doctor who treats the bizarre ‘Jerusalem Syndrome’, a phenomenon where visitors to the c...

S1 Ep2 - Pilgrimage To Rome

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Simon Reeve follows in the footsteps of thousands of travellers from previous centuries, as he travels from northern France to northern Spain, and then crosses western Europe to arrive in Rome. Along the way, Simon meets people from all different walks of life who are undertaking these pilgrimage treks for a variety of reasons. He also undertakes one of the oldest and most perilous pilgrim routes in Europe - the Great St Bernard Pass, 8000 feet high in the Alps between Switzerland and Italy, wh...

S1 Ep1 - Pilgrimage To Canterbury

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Pilgrimage To Canterbury - Simon Reeve sets off to explore pilgrimage as it lives and breathes. A lapsed Methodist, he has a genuine interest in finding out whether it can offer him life-changing enlightenment. For centuries pilgrims flocked to Jerusalem - it was the greatest journey on earth. But there was also a hidden side to pilgrimage - adventure, sex, danger and fun - a medieval package holiday. And for others it was the summit of a religious life, a pious journey, a divine experience. Si...