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Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago



Executive Producers

Caroline Matthews and Robert Thirkell

Series Producer

Toni Williamson

Series Director

Mike Ogden


"Reality TV shows depend on the language of ‘the journey’…This programme, however, takes a more literal and spiritual approach to the travelling metaphor and the pilgrims do begin to find their way, physically and spiritually."

The Sunday Times, 'Pick of the Week'

"They’re seeking answers to a few of life’s big questions ... It’s still reality/survival television, but a slightly classier, BBC 2 variety of it. "

The Sunday Times, 'Pick of the Week'

"It may sound like another excuse to put celebs through the mill, but this three-parter turns out to be a truly thought-provoking and well-made piece of telly. ★★★★★"

The Sunday Times, 'Pick of the Week'

"A cut above the standard “celebs swan around somewhere nice finding themselves” fare. There are some fascinating conversations about the nature of faith or lack of it…"

The Sunday Times, 'Pick of the Week'

"An engaging and entertaining way to address the kind of spiritual matters that rarely make it to prime time."

The Sunday Times, 'Pick of the Week'


Grierson 2018

Shortlisted - Best Entertaining Documentary

Sandford St Martins 2019

Nominated - Radio Times Readers Award
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 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?