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The Mekong River with Sue Perkins
British comedian Sue Perkins comes face-to-face with some unusual characters in this four-part journey up the Mekong River. Travelling from Vietnam’s vast Mekong Delta to the river’s source high on the Tibetan plateau, Sue uncovers a region on the point of enormous change, yet one that’s still tied to ancient, sometimes surprising, traditions. Whether witnessing the religious festival that plays host to the world’s biggest water fight, or attending the glitzy premiere of communist Lao’s first-ever state-funded rom-com, Sue shares her experiences with humour, warmth and respect.
Episodes
Ep 1
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
Watch May 24, 8:00pm
Ep 2
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
Watch May 31, 8:00pm
Ep 3
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
Watch June 7, 8:00pm
Ep 4
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
Watch June 14, 8:00pm
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey to explore lives and landscapes on the point of enormous change. Sue's journey begins in Vietnam on the Mekong Delta, where she joins Si Hei, the queen of the noodle. (1 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 24, 8:00pm
Thu May 25, 12:00am
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
In Cambodia, Sue witnesses how deforestation and wildlife crime are stripping the country of its last wild places. (2 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 31, 8:00pm
Thu Jun 1, 12:00am
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
In Laos, Sue explores a country shaped by both Buddhism and Communism that has hardly changed for centuries. Today, the beauty of its landscapes and people is bringing in foreign tourists - backpackers in search of un-spoilt Asia. (3 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jun 7, 8:00pm
Thu Jun 8, 12:00am
Mekong River with Sue Perkins; The
Sue reaches her final destination - China, home to the source of this mighty river. Here change is sweeping through faster than any other Mekong nation, as China’s economic miracle transforms even the remotest regions. (4 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jun 14, 8:00pm
Thu Jun 15, 12:00am