She's a famous Brit & a star host on the BBC One. See how she came to Kolkata & went down into our sewers in search of history.

Her name is SUE PERKINS and this is how Wikipedia describes her –

Susan ElizabethSuePerkins is an English comedian, broadcaster, actress and writer”

But more than this, Sue is the new rising star of BBC ONE (Radiotimes has crowned her “TV’s best new travel companion”) and she was in our Kolkata recently.

BBC One iPlayer has her video (which, sadly, won’t play anywhere outside the UK) and this is what they say about her tryst with the CIty of Joy –

Sue Perkins immerses herself in the complex life of Kolkata. She sees first-hand how it has evolved from a place notorious for its fabled ‘Black Hole’ dungeon and the dreadful poverty of its street people to a place reinventing itself as a vibrant new megacity, with a booming property sector and a reputation for eccentricity, culture and tolerance.

While she was here, she delved into Kolkata’s sewers too. The Mirror reports – “...she shows true dedication to film­making by descending into Kolkata’s Victorian sewers as part of an epic clean­up. They stretch for 90km beneath the city streets and were once the envy of the world. But today they’re in need of some vigorous sluicing.

Programme Name: Kolkata with Sue Perkins - TX: 02/09/2015 -  Picture Shows: (L-R) Protima is a tea cup potters daughter from Kolkata. Protima, Sue Perkins - (C) Indus Films - Photographer: Vicky Hinners
Programme Name: Kolkata with Sue Perkins – TX: 02/09/2015 –  Picture Shows: (L-R) Protima is a tea cup potters daughter from Kolkata. Protima, Sue Perkins – (C) Indus Films – Photographer: Vicky Hinners

Here’s the video where she descends into our sewers to show us this subterranean behemoth like never before.


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