Mature Subject Matter
Thailand is a magnet for travelers. Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok, the gateway to Thailand. But the country's beautiful tropical beaches are contrasted with a dark underbelly of sex tourism. Bangkok Bound takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and, at times, truly remarkable experiences. In the final part of the six-part series, we meet a butterfly collector and a true Samaritan and rediscover an aging British musician.
Retired fireman Sid is enjoying his leisure years to the full, taking his wife on first class trips around the world to pursue his hobby, catching butterflies. Sid is off to Chiang Mai to spend seven hours a day adding to his butterfly collection, armed with his net and 'killing jar' to find his elusive prey.
Audrey is a widow and committed Christian from Exeter. After her husband died, she decided to sponsor a Thai child. Audrey is planning her third trip, only this time she is shutting up her house and going off to work at an orphanage in Pattaya. Many of the children there are babies left by their mothers who are prostitutes, something she describes as heartbreaking.
Remember the guitarist from the weird late 70's early 80's group Sparks? We discover him hanging out in a bar in Ko Samui. Adrian Fisher dropped out of the pop world and washed up in Thailand some years ago. He married a Thai woman and now spends his time entertaining westerners in bars with his tales and the occasional song.