The Pilgrimage

Neil Morrissey, Debbie McGee, Heather Small, Ed Byrne, Kate Bottley, Raphael Rowe and JJ Chalmers embark on a journey they'll never forget: they're going to walk the Camino de Santiago

Living as simple pilgrims, including staying in traditional hostels and carrying everything they need on their backs, they travel through mountain ranges and stunning landscapes in France and Spain whilst exploring the spiritual meaning of this well-trodden route.

Walking alongside hundreds of other pilgrims, they visit historic landmarks, meet incredible people and encounter extraordinary events. As they learn about more about themselves and each other, they gradually reveal their own beliefs and faiths.

But it’s anything but a walk in the park. The physical challenge proves too much for some, theology debates divide opinion, but an unexpected confrontation brings the group together. 

So, will this experience broaden their horizons and answer the question of whether a medieval pilgrimage has any relevance with these very 21st century pilgrims? 

My ambition for The Pilgrimage is to show how a group of well-known faces, taken out of their comfort zone, discover what their faith means to them as they walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims

Fatima Salaria, BBC Commissioning Editor, Religion
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Executive Producers Caroline Matthews and Robert Thirkell
Series Producer Toni Williamson
Series Director Mike Ogden