Preview – Michael Palin in North Korea

Michael Palin
By Brian Minkoff - London Pixels.

At first it feels like a down-step for Palin’s latest travelogue to be on Channel 5, but then again you have to remember that the BBC aren’t allow in North Korea, so the channel swap had to be made.

The Python travels 1,300 miles across the dictatorship, and while there are clearly restrictions on what he can cover, he is able to see some moments of humanity above the totalitarian surface.

Michael Palin in North Korea is on Channel 5 at 21.00.