A legacy of the Soviet era, these rural retreats are intended to provide rest and recuperation through a strict regime of unexpected medical treatments. They're a fabulous and funny mix of characters, honest and open about their personal stories, and all of them excited to explore what retirement has to offer in the vibrant and beautiful city of Udaipur. However, after a hectic stay in the city, the imposing mountain provides the perfect backdrop for the group to reflect on their dizzying time in Vietnam. While Stanley enjoys a swim in a mineral-rich lake, Miriam is less pleased with the leech treatment she is prescribed, and Sheila fairs little better with a muscle massage via a high-powered hose. . After a terrifying cable car journey, the high altitude means not everyone makes it all the way to top.
Marigold On Tour veterans Wayne Sleep and Rosemary Shrager are joined by new recruits Syd Little and Stephanie Beacham for an adventure in the heart of Vietnam. First stop on their journey is the cultural capital of St Petersburg, where Miriam and Sheila quickly find themselves at odds with Stanley's pro-Russian standpoint. The group will take over a traditional Indian mansion on the banks of Lake Pichola. The Real Marigold on Tour: Series 3 After experiencing what it is like to grow old in India, Marigold on Tour veterans Miriam Margolyes, Bobby George and Sheila Ferguson team up with new recruit Stanley Johnson. Joining them are actress Susan George; Krankies double act Janette and Ian Tough; and actor Peter Dean. Teaming up with a travelling party of pensioners, Stephanie and Wayne decide to make the 180-mile journey on a coach, while Syd and Rosemary share an adventure, and a cabin, on the overnight sleeper train.
Beginning in the colourful city of Guadalajara, the group are keen to get to know their local surroundings the group experience one of the citys most famous exports, mariachi music. Will the challenges put them off or will they fall in love with India and its abundance of charm, stunning scenery and welcoming people? Reunited after their time in India, Syd and Stephanie decide to enrol in an art class which brings them face to face with a downed B-52 bomber, a stark reminder of the Vietnam War. After experiencing what it is like to grow old in India, Marigold on Tour veterans Miriam Margolyes, Bobby George and Sheila Ferguson team up with new recruit Stanley Johnson. Together they are travelling over 5,000 miles to experience the secrets of a happy retirement in Mexico. For their new adventure the group explore retirement in the largest country in the world, Russia. While they soak up the atmosphere, Ian and Jeanette decided to spend a romantic evening exploring the historic centre of the city. While none of them know the steps, they dance with the locals into the small hours, with one man in particular catching the eye of Jan.
The next day begins with a visit to a government funded institute for the elderly, where the group take part in an energetic game of catchiball. It's going to be the best series yet. The magical combination of warmth and humour has struck real chord with audiences. Part 1: Russia For their new adventure the group explore retirement in the largest country in the world, Russia. Teaming up with a local swimming club, the pair discover that the banks of the famous Red River are a haven for locals who like to shed their clothes and make the most of the sheltered surroundings. Staying in Buenos Aires, the group begin their time in the city with a visit to a late-night tango event.
After visiting a lavish retirement home for retired actors, the group leave the comfortable surroundings of the city for a night in a Russian sanatorium. With its ornate turrets, balconied palaces and whitewashed havelis clustered around the waters of the lake, it is a destination ripe for exploring in retirement. Part 2: Argentina Marigold on Tour favourites Paul Nicholas, Sheila Ferguson, Wayne Sleep and Jan Leeming team up for an adventure in the home of the tango, Argentina. . . . .
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