A shot from the soap opera Escobar: the Boss of Evil
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Trailer for Colombian soap opera Escobar: the Boss of Evil

21 June 2012 Last updated at 08:22 BST

Colombian television is broadcasting a drama series that depicts the life of Pablo Escobar, the world's most powerful drug lord in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The producers say the 63-episode show, which has attracted record audiences, depicts an important period of Colombia's recent history and does not glamourise violence or the cocaine trade.

This trailer from Caracol Television begins as Escobar is on the run and the net appears to be tightening.