Preview – The Ganges with Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins

Tonight sees the final episode of Sue’s journey tracing the Ganges from its source to the sea.

The presenter first stops off in the city of Patna which was once the epicentre of the British Empire’s lucrative opium trade but now values education – amongst women in particular – as highly important.

She later explores the tributaries that feed into the river and meets locals farmers that rely on this water source. As the river splits in two, Sue follows the river towards India travelling south to where the river meets the sea. Sue’s final destination is Saga Island, in the mouth of the river and joins the hundreds of pilgrims that make this sacred journey every year.

The Ganges with Sue Perkins, Thursday, 9 pm – BBC One

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