Pre­sen­ter’s dan­ger trip to Korea

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Michael Palin says his wife begged him not to go to North Korea to film his new show. The veteran broad­caster and a doc­u­men­tary crew se­cured what is be­lieved to be the most ex­ten­sive ac­cess to the mys­te­ri­ous coun­try yet by a west­ern TV team, for Chan­nel 5’s Michael Palin In North Korea. But the star’s wife He­len feared the trip could be the most dan­ger­ous of his glo­be­trot­ting ca­reer and asked him to stay at home. “She is nor­mally quite keen for me to go off for sev­eral months, but she baulked at this,” Michael said. “But at the time it was be­ing planned, things were look­ing very bad in­deed be­tween the West and North Korea. No one had any idea what would hap­pen.”

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