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Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome – BBC2

Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome
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The famous faces arrive in Rome for the last episode of Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome and emotions run high when they are granted an audience with the Pope

The famous faces arrive in Rome for the last episode of Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome

The celebrity pilgrims (sorry, personalities, as the voiceover insists on calling them) are on the final stretch of their journey to Rome, but they’ve still got a fair bit to go, some of it uphill and in temperatures of 30°C.

There are welcome diversions, including a lovely unspoiled forest and an old amphitheatre in Sutri.

Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome

Lesley Joseph, Stephen K Amos and Greg Rutherford put their best foot forward

Lesley Joseph gives us her best Julius Caesar while Greg Rutherford and Brendan Cole indulge in a spot of arm-wrestling, which quickly escalates into just wrestling.

(It wouldn’t be surprising to see these two get a series of their own, perhaps with Les Dennis making an occasional guest appearance.)

How will they feel at the end of their 15-day pilgrimage – and has it changed them at all?

TV Times rating: ****

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Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.