In this fourth and 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. (Final) (Ep.4) (From Wales, in English) (Documentary Series) PG CC
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.
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.
Kumi travels to Japan to deliver news to a family she hopes still exists, about a father she never really knew. Her identity is challenged as she tries to understand why she feels so at home in this intoxicating country.
Benjamin's workaholic dad Danny is part of a 300-year-old tradition of Chinese seeking their fortunes in Australia. He recalls his early business development days in Queensland during the post-White Australia Policy Whitlam era.