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"The Mekong River with Sue Perkins" on BBC Knowledge


In this fascinating series, Sue Perkins uncovers a region undergoing unprecedented change. As well as tackling hard-hitting social and environmental issues, Sue explores the lighter side of life on the Mekong, as she meets the river’s idiosyncratic characters.

The Mekong is South East Asia's largest river, flowing through 3,000 miles of breathtaking landscapes: the high peaks of the Himalayas, the Tibetan plateau, the canyons of Chinese Yunnan, and Vietnam's vast Mekong Delta.

With her inimitable genial charm, Sue brings to life the river’s compelling and profound stories, encountering some of Earth’s most incredible natural phenomena along the way.

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, her insights are presented with humour, warmth and respect.

BBC Knowledge is on Starhub Channel 407.