Previews The Ganges with Sue Perkins Episode 2 airs Thurs 26 Oct on BBC-1 Published 1 year ago on October 25, 2017 In the second episode of three part documentary The Ganges we find Sue is half way down the mighty Ganges, in the ancient city of Varanasi. Many travellers to India will stop off here for a day or two, to take in the sights of this extraordinary place. But for India’s 950 million Hindus it has a unique significance. She immerses herself into the complex life of Varanasi, where the power of the Ganges is at its greatest and where life and death exist side by side. In this intricate human habitat, Sue explores the lives of its people. She fishes with resourceful young men, who have designed an ingenious new way of making a living out of the river, tries her hand at handloom weaving and heads to the countryside to meet an all-female vigilante group, who are demanding to be heard. But, believe it or not, the main reason for many to come to Varanasi is death. If you are Hindu, then to die here, and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to achieve Moksha and escape the eternal cycle of death and re-birth. To understand more, Sue visits Varanasi’s so called death hotels – a sort of departure lounge to the next world. She walks the lanes of the old city encountering dead bodies being rushed past on their way to the cremation grounds and meets an Aghori monk cleansing his soul in the Ganges river and rubbing the ashes of dead bodies all over himself. Sue makes her final stop at the Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi’s most prestigious funeral pyre, where bodies are burned on open fires so their souls can be released into a different realm. It is like nothing Sue has ever seen before. Pictured is Sue Perkins with Raffiuddin, a hand loom weaver in Varanasi The Ganges with Sue Perkins Episode 2 (of 3) airs on Thursday 26 October 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One. BBCTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... Episodes9 hours ago The Titan Games: The Titan Games Championship (Season Finale NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Titan Games Championship: After thousands of hopefuls applied, a field of 64 exceptional athletes has been narrowed down to... Episodes9 hours ago How to Get Away with Murder: Please Say No One Else Is Dead (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Please Say No One Else Is Dead: Annalise and her team need to get to the truth before the truth... Episodes9 hours ago Flack: Episode Two (Pop Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Episode Two: Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her pop star client is being dropped by... Episodes9 hours ago Better Things: Chicago (S3EP1 FX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Chicago: Sam and Max go on a trip. Written by Pamela Adlon Directed by Pamela Adlon Airdate: Thursday 28 February... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry: Terra Jole, Lizzo, Howie Mandel (S4EP2 E! Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Terra Jole, Lizzo, Howie Mandel: Terra Jole breaks down as Tyler delivers a message of validation from her deceased father;... Episodes9 hours ago The Orville: Identity Part 2 (S2EP9 FOX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Identity Part 2: Ed and the crew travel to Isaac’s home planet Kaylon in the second half of this two... Episodes9 hours ago A Million Little Things: goodbye (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) goodbye: With questions still lingering around Jon’s death, his loved ones try to move on, each taking meaningful steps forward... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.