The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

December 2017
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Sue Perkins makes an epic journey up the Mekong, South East Asia's greatest river, exploring lives and landscapes on the point of dramatic change. In this second episode, she embarks on the most emotional leg of her river journey, travelling through Cambodia where deforestation and wildlife crime is stripping the country of its last wild places and changing the lives of its people forever.
November 2017
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The Mekong is South East Asia's greatest river, the ‘Mother of Water’ that brings life to millions of people from the paddy fields of Vietnam to the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau. In this ambitious, entertaining and illuminating series, Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey, spanning nearly three thousand miles, to explore lives and landscapes on the point of enormous change. Across four episodes, she travels upstream through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China, towards the Mekong’s sou...
July 2017
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In this final episode, 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. Arriving in Yunnan’s tropical south-western region of Xishuangbanna, Sue discovers how this once remote and sleepy region is now home to a booming tourist industry, with the indigenous Dai tribe at its heart.
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Sue Perkins makes an epic journey up the Mekong, South East Asia's greatest river, exploring lives and landscapes on the point of dramatic change. In this third episode, she reaches Laos, a poor country shaped by Buddhism and Communism. Gaining access to a massive dam project, Sue asks if the price of development is too high.
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