In 1962 a U.S. solider sent to guard the peace in South Korea undertook an extraordinary journey, at the height of the Cold War he deserted his unit and walked across the most heavily fortified area on Earth and defected to an alien communist state, North Korea. The existence of an American defector living in the hearth of the Cold War enemy was denied for decades by both the United States and
Out of all of the seven continents on Earth, none reveal our planets spectacular story through time quite as well as Australia does. In this four part documentary series we are taken on an incredible time traveling adventure, starting out at our planets birth we move forward in time stopping off at key moments or events which helped bring rise to humanity as we know it. Host and scientist Richa
This is a journey like no other, after several months of wrangling with North Korean authorities in Paris reporters Michaël Sztanke and Julien Alri obtained a visa for Pyongyang but as soon as they arrived the scene was set by a compulsory photo shoot. Journalists are kept under close surveillance and to go to North Korea is to accept the presence of guides who provide supervision 24 hours a day,
In this three part BBC documentary series, TV presenter Billie JD Porter sets out to discover what its really like to live in China, a country that remains semi-communist and still enforces some pretty strict rules. With a population of 1.3 billion, 1 in 5 of the worlds people live in China, it's a place where respect for the state and your elders is being drilled into the next generation. The
China, a vast land with one of the most diverse cultures on planet Earth is now revealed like never before. Through this Nation Geographic film we are taken on an epic journey through the air, discovering how ancient traditions, engineering, agriculture and natural wonders shaped this great nation and continue to forge modern day China. After centuries in seclusion China is now revealed in unique
Scotland is close to a momentous decision about its future, the stakes could not be higher. Scotland will vote to stay with or become independent from the United Kingdom on September the 18th of 2014, the campaign north of the boarder has been raging for months, but in much of the rest of the UK the silence has been deafening. If the Scots decide to quit the union what would it mean for the 55 mil
Afghanistan, this country is the worlds biggest heroin producer, 90% of all opiate based drugs come from here, but now it is also one of the worst consumers of narcotics anywhere. The nations drug habit is taring society apart, life by life. This BBC film follows two young addicts witnessing their efforts to kick heroin addiction and attempt to get their lives back on track.
In 2007 Fifa choose Brazil to host the 2014 World Cup, it seemed like a brilliant idea hosting the World Cup in the most football fanatic country on the planet. Little did they know that it would become the focus of some of the largest protests Brazil has seen in decades. The mass civil uprising began in June 2013 and it surprised even some of the most jaded Brazilians. The World Cup itself is
What do we really know about the Islamic republic of Iran, aside from a cold war rhetoric from politicians on both sides, each accusing the other of evil. Rageh Omaar travels to Iran after it taking up to a year to receive permission to film inside the country to get the real story.