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Interviews Before Execution: A Chinese Talk Show

Investigative documentary series. This World explores Interviews before Execution, an extraordinary Saturday night talk show in China which interviews prisoners on death row.

Every Saturday night in China, millions gather around their televisions to watch Interviews Before Execution, an extraordinary talk show which interviews prisoners on death row.

In the weeks, days or even minutes before they are executed, presenter Ding Yu goes into prisons and talks to those condemned to die. Combining clips from the TV show, never-before-seen footage of China's death row and interviews with a local judge who openly questions the future of the death penalty in China, This World reveals a part of China that is generally hidden from from view.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 13 Mar 2012 00:20

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Robin Newell
Producer James Jones

Broadcasts

  • Mon 12 Mar 2012 23:20
  • Tue 13 Mar 2012 00:20

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