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Joanna Lumley and the Human Swan

  • Episode:

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 01 Nov 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 44 2021 : Sat 30 Oct - Fri 05 Nov

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 20 Oct 2021

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NOTE:

On the 18 September 2021 Dan Burton, adventurer, photographer, campaigner, tragically lost his life in a mid-air paramotor collision with fellow campaigner Sacha Dench, who was seriously injured. They’d almost completed their pioneering Round Britain Climate Challenge expedition, which this documentary had been following. Dan’s family, Sacha herself and all involved are keen that their story is told and their urgent message spread. This film is dedicated to Dan.

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Joanna Lumley and the Human Swan

This inspiring film sees Joanna Lumley travel around the UK following adventurer Sacha Dench as she takes to the skies with just her electric paramotor to attempt an epic journey around the British coast whilst raising awareness about climate change.

As Sacha takes flight, Joanna will be tagging along by land, and, on one occasion, by air, as the pair meet environmental heroes along the way who show them surprising and fascinating ways to live more planet-friendly lives and, in this crisis, find hope.

Dubbed The Human Swan, Sacha Dench first hit the headlines when she flew with endangered swans from Arctic Russia to England. The film sees Joanna head to Scotland to meet Sacha, to see her green, clean electric paramotor in action for the first time and to hear about her latest challenge – to fly around the UK and arrive in Glasgow ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, being held there.