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Kershaw in North Korea, part 2

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 December 2003

Sit back and enjoy the first ever radio programme recorded in this isolated and extraordinary country. Andy has described this as the "last great adventure on planet Earth". Even with all the restrictions and supervision, Radio 3 managed to record the music of local musicians.

Other highlights include sea shanties from the East coast, a visit to the statue of the great leader and a very brief excursion into South Korea.

Music and featured items

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • The 38th Parallel

    The dividing line between North and South Korea.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Army Representative
      00:07

      Army Representative A song for Kim Jong Il

      BBC recording on location

  • Driving to Pyongyang

    A concert in a secondary school.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Unknown
      00:09

      Unknown Unknown - Unknown

      , BBC recording on location

    • Image for Unknown
      00:11

      Unknown Unknown - Unknown

      , BBC recording on location

    • Image for Pupils at secondary school in Pyongyang
      00:12

      Pupils at secondary school in Pyongyang Unknown

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Pupils at secondary school in Pyongyang
      00:14

      Pupils at secondary school in Pyongyang Korea is one

      BBC recording on location

  • On the Pyongyang metro

    Surrounded by reminders of the 'Great Leader'.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Unknown
      00:20

      Unknown Unknown - Unknown

      , BBC recording on location

  • Singing waitresses in Pyongyang

    Songs range from pickled cabbage to King Jong Il

  • Music Played

    • Image for Waitresses in Duck BBQ Restaurant
      00:21

      Waitresses in Duck BBQ Restaurant Pyongyang cold noodle

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Waitresses in Duck BBQ Restaurant
      00:23

      Waitresses in Duck BBQ Restaurant Kimshi

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Waitress at the Golf Club
      00:25

      Waitress at the Golf Club A song of respect for General Kim Jong Il

      BBC recording on location

  • The Tower of Self Reliance

    Symbolising the resilience of the North Korean people.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Unknown
      00:28

      Unknown Unknown - Unknown

      , BBC recording on location

  • The Grand People's Study House

    The 'man who knows everything'.

  • Music Played

    • Image for girl student at Children’s Palace
      00:38

      girl student at Children’s Palace Accordion song to encourage the Dear Leader

      BBC recording on location

  • Folk songs in North Korea

    Music is everywhere in the country.

  • A view from North Korea

    A view from North Korea

    Looking at the blue American huts and grey North Korean ones at the demilitarised zone.

  • Children playing the kiyagum at the June 9th secondary school

    Children playing the kiyagum at the June 9th secondary school

  • A mural at June 9th school

    A mural at June 9th school

    Picturing the Great Leader Kim Il Sung. The man on the right is his son, Kim Jong Il.

  • The accordian room at the Children's Palace in Pyongyang

    The accordian room at the Children's Palace in Pyongyang

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