Spend ine days on a desert island somewhere in the Indian Ocean, exist with a bare minimum of kit, spend much of your time alone, sleep rough, make do, get on with it! Would you have said yes to this challenge? Most people would baulk at such a thought. For Joanna Lumley (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS), however, it proved to be an irresistible opportunity. And so, after just one day's survival training with the Irish Guards, she found herself on the proverbial desert island, off Madagascar, left to fend for herself. GIRL FRIDAY is the amazing result of her experiences there. The change of lifestyle could not have been more radical but Joanna adapted with gritty style finding fresh water and food while starving off the intense heat and a myriad of hungry insects. When it first premiered in 1994, GIRL FRIDAY was a monumental success. Paving the way for reality hits SURVIVOR and IGÇÖM A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE, but GIRL FRIDAY was much more than entertainment GÇô it was a very personal account of the excitement and the joys, the dislocation and even the insanity of real life in paradise, revealing an unknown side to one of Britain's most popular celebrities. 20 years on, re-live the adventure and excitement of paradise, isolation and JoannaGÇÖs inventive GÇÿbra-shoesGÇÖ in the programme that captivated viewers, now available for the first time ever on DVD.
Joanna Lumley: Girl Friday - 20th Anniversary
One glamorous celebrity, one remote desert island, one major change of lifestyle.