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North Korea Undercover

While North Korea's 'Supreme Commander' Kim Jong-Un has been threatening thermo-nuclear war against the United States, Panorama reporter John Sweeney spent eight days undercover inside the most rigidly-controlled nation on Earth.

Travelling from the capital Pyongyang to the countryside beyond and to the de-Militarised Zone on the border with South Korea, Sweeney witnesses a landscape bleak beyond words, a people brainwashed for three generations and a regime happy to give the impression of marching towards Armageddon.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 19 Apr 2013 00:20

BBC Trust

Statement regarding the BBC Trust’s decision on Panorama’s North Korea Undercover programme.


Role Contributor
ReporterJohn Sweeney
ProducerHoward Bradburn