As diplomatic relations between DPRK and South Korea begin to slightly thaw after decades of hostility, comedian and world traveler Michael Palin is allowed to visit North Korea for two weeks and, to a limited extent, explore the country.
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North Korea. To the rest of the world, it is an insular, private nation intent on war. But what is it really like? In this documentary series, Michael Palin travels to North Korea in an attempt to discover what life is like there beyond the political propaganda.Written by
Bewilderingly there have been some pretty mediocre reviews of this mini series, with one suggesting Michael doesn't do enough to criticise the DPRK's poor record on human rights. In actual fact he asks some pretty probing and difficult questions, which leaves his minders squirming while still managing to remain very charming and non confrontational. Anyway, I didn't feel this programme needed to be about N Korea's political stance, brutalilty or isolation, but did well to connect with the country's people and gave me optimism that one day some reunification will be possible. An insight into a country that you won't find anywhere else- recommended viewing.
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