Channel 5 has ordered a new three-part travelogue fronted by Sue Perkins, Lost in Thailand, from Coming Up Roses.

Kicking off her journey in Chiang Mai, she meanders through the Thai highlands, distant foothills of the Himalayas.  Sue takes the plunge and bravely abseils deep underground into a limestone cave – something she finds both terrifying and exhilarating! – before travelling to the island of Phuket to glory in its coral reefs and its last remaining bit of rainforest, and then onto Bangkok.  There she explores the colouful chaos of Bangkok and ventures into the rich subtropical countryside surrounding the capital.

Sue Perkins said: “I’m thrilled to get another opportunity to explore the world with Channel 5, and Thailand did not disappoint! I took on new challenges, immersed myself in the culture and wandered the wilds of the jungle. But what I love most about travelling is the people you meet along the way, and we met some wonderful people on this adventure. I can’t wait for you to see it!”

“Sue is the perfect mix of inquisitive traveller and funny tour guide to take us off the beaten track in the incredible Kingdom of Thailand,” said Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor Channel 5 and Paramount+.

Oliver Wright, Creative Director, Coming Up Roses said:  “We are very proud of this series.  Sue is quite wonderful in it, engaging passionately with every step of her Thai journey.  She makes us laugh one minute, then cry the next as she explores every element of Thai life, getting to the heart of its incredible landscapes, wildlife and people.”

Sue Perkins: Lost in Thailand (w/t), is a 3 x 60’ series commissioned by Adrian Padmore,  Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted UK Originals, Channel 5 & Paramount+ and produced by Jess Ives and Series Edited by Grace Kitto for Coming Up Roses. It will be directed by Jason Holmes and Executive Producer is Oliver Wright.  All3i will distribute.

Jon Creamer

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