Back in May of 2016, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, a reporter for the BBC was expelled from the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea for allegedly showing disrespect and ‘distorting facts’. In this Panorama special Rupert gains the opportunity to share his side of story and provides us with a detailed account of what actually happened.
We hear of his detention and how officials treated him whilst being held in their custody. Rupert also examines the apparent upturn in the North Korean economy and asks if these signs of improvement seen in the capital Pyongyang are real and if so are they a true reflection of North Korea as a whole? He also investigates whether the people of North Korea are genuinely loyal to their dear leader Kim Jong Un, or is it all a facade enforced by a deep rooted fear.