Program 360: Joanna Lumley's Travels; Holy Toledo; Good Night and God Bless

Release Date: 04-05-2014

On Air Description

Global travel is in British actress Joanna Lumley's blood.  On the next Travel with Rick Steves, we'll hear why her family is revered in Bhutan. 

Guides from Spain chat with Rick about the highlights of their country's spiritual capital, Toledo. 

And we'll hear how you can find an affordable room and a good breakfast at prime locations across of Europe. . . at convents and monasteries that have gone into the hospitality business.

Renew your passport as a citizen of the world, each week on Travel with Rick Steves. 

Notes to Stations

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  • British actress Joanna Lumley
  • Spanish tour guides Jorge Roman and Francisco Glaria
  • Trish Clark, author of the "Good Night and God Bless" guidebook series (Paulist Press)

Related Links


  • Caller discusses historic Judiaca sites in Toledo and Cordova. (Donald in Richmond, Indiana)

Incidental Music

  • Fra Armando Pierucci, organist at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, “Variations on a Theme of the 4th Mode of ‘Alleluia’,”  De Profundis: The Art of Dying:  A Cantata by Father Armando Pierucci / Pilgrims Star
  • Marco di Bali, "Tibet Flavour," VIP Lounge, vol. 1 (collection) / Wagram (France)
  • Tarun Nayer, "Kezang La," 22º of Beatitude / Chaiwalla's Boombox  (Bhutan)
  • Hyacinth D’Souza, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” Bollywood Lounge Themes  / Times Music (India)
  • Paul Brooks, "This Wheel's on Fire (theme from 'Absolutely Fabulous')," As Seen on TV:  40 Television Themes / K-Tel
  • * Christopher Parkening, "Les Barricades Mysterieuses," The Great Recordings / EMI Classics
  • Aminollah Hossein, “Sheherezade - Shariar’s Prayer,” Symphonic Poems from Persia / Colosseum Records
  • Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, "Canzon decima detta la Paulina (Frescobaldi),"   The Original Sound of L’Oiseau Lyre (sampler) / Editions de L’Oiseau Lyre-Decca (Germany)
  • Newberry Consort, “La Spagna,” composed by Heinrich Isaac, from 15th century secular music of Spain, on the CD Missa de la Mapa Mundi / Harmonia Mundi
  • Music from Aston Magna, "Andanta and variations," A Decade of Excellence (sampler) / Harmonia Mundi
  • Manuel Iman, "Rumbo," Duende:  The Passion and Dazzling Virtuosity of Flamenco, disc 3 (collection) / Ellipses Arts
  • Boston Camerata, Schola Cantorum, and Les Amis de la Sagesse, “Agnus Dei (Gregorian),” Nueva España / Erato
  • Losadas,  “Aberojaies,” Duende:  Magic (collection) / Ellipsis Arts
  • * Therese Schroeder-Sheker, "Assumpta Est Maria In Coelum," In Search of Angels (soundtrack) / Windham Hill
  • David M. Patrick, "Meditation, op. posth. (Duruflé)," French Organ Masterworks / Sanctuary Classics
  • Anonymous 4, “’Gloria,’ from ‘An English Ladymass,’” Global Meditation (collection) / Ellipsis Arts
  • Monks of the New Camaldoni Hermitage, “Vespers 6,” O Day of Resurrection / (self-released)
  • Boston Camerata organist Frances Conover Fitch, “Tiento,” (composed in Spain in 1640 by Pablo Bruna), Nueva España / Erato
  • Medical Mission Sisters, "Joy is Like The Rain," Joy is Like The Rain / (self-released)

Dated References

  • Rick tells Joanna Lumley at 8:50 that "a year or two ago, I was in London checking out the construction for the Olympic stadium."
  • At 10:23, Joanna refers to the November 11th Remembrance Day observances in London each year. 
  • In taking about the Spanish Civil War around 26:30, Rick and guests note that the topic is still difficult to discuss candidly in Spain without inflaming opposing sides. 
  • At 32:00 caller Donald says he's going to Spain "in a few weeks."
  • At 55:30, Trish notes that the cost of convent accommodations in Florence has doubled in the past four years to about  €80 for a double room.  She notes at 56:54 that accommodations run by religious orders often have a curfew of 11:00 or 11:30pm.