Sue Perkins will lead a new documentary series about life on the border between Central America and the United States.
The two-part series will see Perkins embark on a 2000-mile journey from coast to coast across one of the most contentious borders in the world. Starting in the Mexican city of Tijuana on the Pacific Coast, Perkins will travel across the continent, ending in Matamoros, a city on the north-eastern border.
On the Central American side, Perkins helps build a hostel with Honduran volunteers for refugees fleeing violence, while on the US side she shadows an Arizona sheriff to uncover the fight against Mexican criminal drug cartels.
From Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations to equestrian dressage competitions, Perkins meets people who are proud of what both sides of the border have to offer, as well as meeting those families who have been sadly separated by the border wall.
Perkins commented: “Borderland is a journey through vibrant cities, steeped in culture and tradition, and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.
“This is a land of human triumph and tragedy, where heartbreak and hard lives share space with joy, celebration and endless surprises."