Go with the flow

THE GANGES WITH SUE PERKINS | BBC1 9PM

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Some­times we watch celebrity trav­el­ogues and think, ‘Yes, well that’s all very nice, but isn’t this just an ex­cuse to get a rather glam­orous hol­i­day for free?’.

At least with this three-part se­ries we can cross out the ‘glam­orous’ part, be­cause Sue Perkins trav­els just like a nor­mal per­son. She starts out in the high­est moun­tains on the planet, and doesn’t hide how the al­ti­tude has left her breath­less and queasy. “This is not how I planned it,” coughs Sue, shortly after vom­it­ing be­hind a rock.

Sue’s visit to the Hindu holy river is an at­tempt to un­der­stand what it means to mod­ern In­dia, and the en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges that the river faces in the fu­ture – but she’d also quite like some spir­i­tual en­light­en­ment if she finds it along the way.

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