The three part series Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve begins with “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. Simon sets out to discover if pilgrimage can offer – in a modern world – life-changing enlightenment. In the first leg of his journey, Reeve retraces the pilgrimages undertaken by his British ancestors, making the voyage from northern England to Canterbury.
8:30 pm Saturday November 3rd SBS ONE.