Michael Palin to Star in Travel Documentary About North Korea

Michael Palin at "The Death of Stalin" film premiere, London, 17 Oct 2017. Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9140037k)

Michael Palin may have had the opportunity to travel to many countries around the world, but one of the things he has never done is travel to the secretive Asian country of North Korea.

After many years of planning, he has now been granted access in order to film a documentary about the nation.

The series will air on Britain’s Channel 5 later this year and will be called Michael Palin in North Korea.

“To visit North Korea was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” Palin said. “For somewhere that is so often in the forefront of the news, it remains a complete mystery to most of us. That we were able to travel across the country and get some sense of everyday life was enormously exciting.

“The visit was an eye-opener for me, and I’m sure it will be the same for others. In all my travels around the world, I have never had the same sense of fascination and revelation as on this journey to North Korea.”