TV Review: The Mekong River With Sue Perkins

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Sue Perkins, a boat, and the only person to speak English? A shy Tibetan Nun! It seems an unlikely source of entertaining Sunday night television but that’s exactly what this 4 part series turned out to be. Entertaining yet immensely thought provoking at the same time.

Travelling the Mekong River in South East Asia, Perkins took us on a journey upstream to show firstly how people rely on the river to live, prosper and dream and secondly, to open our narrow western eyes to the plight of a region developing at fractional rates that will potentially lead to its ultimate downfall. Read more