Sue Perkins’ Big American Road Trip – Everything We Know
Sue Perkins’ great American road trip sees the actor and former host of The Great British Cake crossing the United States on an epic adventure.
In the two-part Channel 4 series, which airs in January, Perkins hits the road in an RV – or RV in the United States – and later in a retro RV to explore the concept more and more. most popular of ‘van life’ and see if that’s really for her.
Here’s everything we know about Sue Perkins’ great American road trip…
What is the release date of “Sue Perkins’ Big American Road Trip”?
The first episode will air on Sunday January 16 at 9 p.m. on Channel 4 and will then be available on All4. The last episode airs the following week.
What is the “Sue Perkins Big American Road Trip” about?
In the ironically comical but revealing travelogue, Perkins travels through California and Colorado. Along the way, she meets some of the million Americans who have abandoned the stresses of a nine-to-five existence to become van dwellers.
“More and more people are starting to wonder why they should pursue the standard,” says Perkins. “I feel ready to start my motorhome life. I like the idea of freedom. We do beauty in the UK but in America everything is oversized, it’s explosive and amazing. We have the impression of being the king of the road, which we do not find on the A1!
Who does Perkins meet on her travels on “Sue Perkins’ Big American Road Trip”?
In the opening episode Exploring California, she chats with young YouTubers Blix and Bess who are recently converted to “van life,” while fellow YouTuber Alexandria has been touring America in a van for the past seven years as it c cheaper than paying rent, and she teaches Perkins how to climb rocks and even dig his own toilet in the woods!
Later in the episode, Perkins meets veteran traveler Bob Wells, who is revered among other “nomads” as he shares advice with thousands online and at gatherings on how to survive homeless in the world. over their heads. He also played himself in the 2020 Oscar-winning film. Nomadic country, with Frances McDormand.
“Bob is unique and special, he’s a legend and has cult status. He has fixed eyesight but it works for him and it works for the people he has really helped. I loved being a part of the Bob’s church, ”Perkins says.
Meanwhile, in the Colorado-centric episode two, Perkins meets Justin and Juby and their toddler, who reveal the ups and downs of family life on the move, while YouTuber Jamie explains how an effective nomadic community can be forged on the road, before Perkins fully immerses himself in the “van life” at the annual “Gutted” festival in the Colorado Desert.
She admits she came away with a broader understanding of what life on the road entails.
“People watching might be like, ‘Oh, I can do that, what a great choice in life,’ but without exception, those I met didn’t do it by choice,” she recalls. They did it because something deep happened in their life and I admire the fact that they can come out of difficult times with strength.
What other travel stories has Sue Perkins presented?
The presenter has been on a series of television trips over the years. In 2014, she traveled to Asia to The Mekong with Sue Perkins on BBC2, while 2015 Calcutta with Sue Perkins on BBC1 saw her exploring the Indian city and she returned home in 2017 for BBC1 special The Ganges with Sue Perkins.
In the years 2019 Japan with Sue Perkins on BBC1, she explored the Land of the Rising Sun and in 2020, BBC1’s Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border saw her investigate the rift between the two countries.
Is there a trailer for “Sue Perkins’ Big American Road Trip”?
Not yet! But we’ll add it here as soon as it’s released.