Writer, presenter and broadcaster, Sue Perkins has been a firm favourite on British television for nearly fifteen years. Together with her presenting partner, Mel Giedroyc, she entertained the nation with Light Lunch which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot with the imaginatively titled, Late Lunch, marking the start of a double act that has lasted for seventeen years.
Sue has worked on art, popular fiction and history documentaries. In 2008 she won the BBC show Maestro, culminating in her conducting at The Last Night of the Proms. She has also worked with Giles Coren on programmes including The Supersizers series, Giles and Sue Live The Good Life and Giles and Sue’s Royal Weddings.
Other food related programmes include The Big Food Fight and two series of The Great British Bake Off, which saw her reunited with her double-act partner Mel Giedroyc. 2011 saw Sue embracing adventure when she co-presented shows including World’s Most Dangerous Roads and All Roads Lead Home.
Sue has appeared on numerous panel shows including QI, Have I Got News For You and Argumental (TV), The News Quiz and Just a Minute (Radio). She has also contributed regularly to News Night Review and The Culture Show. Sue also contributes to various columns in magazines, most recently with a regular feature in BBC Homes & Antiques and Waitrose Weekend.
Recently Sue has been concentrating on some of her own development projects: Dilemma, Radio 4, which sees Sue posing a series of moral and ethical dilemmas to a panel of comics, journalists and intellectuals, and a TV project: a co-production between her own production company Square Peg TV and Northern Upstart which traces the story of the real Von Trapp family. She is currently writing a comedy for BBC2: a co-production with Square Peg TV and Red Productions.
Watch BBC Maestro Sue Perkins 'O Mio Babbino Caro'