Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea

About the Show

About the Show

Comedy legend Victoria Wood embarks on a global journey of discovery to reveal the hidden history behind the humble cup of tea. It's a story of rivers, mountains, history, politics, imperialism, espionage and addiction. Armed with maps, guidebooks and a passport, Victoria investigates the role tea has played on the international stage, how it drove the empire, and how the British thirst for tea took us on an extraordinary adventure, as we travelled the globe in search of this magic leaf. Victoria's epic adventure takes her to China, India and America, as she peeks into a fascinating world of chai wallahs, tea ceremonies, opium smokers and grumpy elephants in the tropical jungle of Assam. From Victoria's own archive to tea defining moments from the soaps, we celebrate tea's integral placing at the heart of popular culture.

 
 

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