New BBC programme "Celebrities" on the Via Francigena

William Marques

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The BBC has commissioned a second Pilgrimage by celebs programme after the surprising success of their first one on the Camino Frances.

http://www.ctvc.co.uk/work/tv/pilgrimage-the-road-to-rome
"Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome
After the critically acclaimed Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago, eight well known personalities are back on the road, but this time they’re heading to Rome!
All with differing beliefs and faiths, actors Les Dennis and Lesley Joseph, professional dancer Brendan Cole, comedians Stephen K Amos and Katy Brand, Olympic champion Greg Rutherford, Irish Eurovision Song contest winner Dana and television presenter Mehreen Baig will live as modern day pilgrims.
Donning backpacks and walking boots, they’ll stay in basic hostels, sleep in shared dorms and follow a largely untrodden route as they set out on the ancient 2000 km Via Francigena. It will take them over the Alps and through the vineyards of Tuscany with the end goal of reaching Rome, the home of the Roman Catholic Church.
But how will they react when they receive an extraordinary invitation from the Pope and will this journey of a lifetime change the way they think about themselves and their beliefs?
Find out by watching episode 1 at 9pm April 5th on BBC Two"

An article on The Road to Rome by The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bbc-sends-stars-on-vatican-pilgrimage
 

Gretel Schuck

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The BBC has commissioned a second Pilgrimage by celebs programme after the surprising success of their first one on the Camino Frances.

http://www.ctvc.co.uk/work/tv/pilgrimage-the-road-to-rome
"Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome
After the critically acclaimed Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago, eight well known personalities are back on the road, but this time they’re heading to Rome!
All with differing beliefs and faiths, actors Les Dennis and Lesley Joseph, professional dancer Brendan Cole, comedians Stephen K Amos and Katy Brand, Olympic champion Greg Rutherford, Irish Eurovision Song contest winner Dana and television presenter Mehreen Baig will live as modern day pilgrims.
Donning backpacks and walking boots, they’ll stay in basic hostels, sleep in shared dorms and follow a largely untrodden route as they set out on the ancient 2000 km Via Francigena. It will take them over the Alps and through the vineyards of Tuscany with the end goal of reaching Rome, the home of the Roman Catholic Church.
But how will they react when they receive an extraordinary invitation from the Pope and will this journey of a lifetime change the way they think about themselves and their beliefs?
Find out by watching episode 1 at 9pm April 5th on BBC Two"

An article on The Road to Rome by The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bbc-sends-stars-on-vatican-pilgrimage
How to watch in the US??
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