Michael Palin goes to North Korea for Channel 5

  • Channel 5 commissions landmark travel series Michael Palin in North Korea (w/t) from ITN Productions
  • The programme marks Michael Palin’s first series for Channel 5

 

Earlier this month, Michael Palin returned from North Korea, where he has been filming a world exclusive documentary series, with unprecedented access, for Channel 5.

The historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In generated front page headlines across the globe making it a unique time to visit the ‘Hermit Kingdom’. As news filtered through the country Michael and the crew captured these historic days with the ordinary people of this secretive and little understood country. Michael visited sites and locations rarely, if ever, explored in his journey across the country, while spending time with citizens from all walks of life and witnessing the country’s extraordinary annual May Day celebrations.

At a critical time in North Korea’s history, Michael’s travels in the country will showcase life for many of the millions of North Korean subjects who live, work and have families in the DPRK. He covered more than 1,300 miles from south to north of the country, from discovering everyday life for the population in the capital Pyongyang to exploring the snowy peaks of Mount Paektu. Michael also celebrated his own 75th birthday whilst in the country.

After two years of planning and following after a series of complex high level negotiations, granting unprecedented access, Michael and his team were able to experience North Korea in a way that few Westerners have ever been able to previously, with his historic journey captured on film. This is the country and its people as never seen before.

Michael Palin said: “To visit North Korea was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. 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 of 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.”

Series 27 – Episode 10

WITH THANKS
Yarborough Leisure Centre

 

Under Water Photographer of the Year

 

JON TEST

BIKI
GLADIUS Advanced Pro
PowerVision PowerRay (Wizard)

G-TEAM
HALO Sport
Zwift
Stryd Power Meter
Lumo Run

 

FEATURE

Radinn G2X

 

STUDIO CONTENT

Oculus Go
Sony Xperia XZ2
Stealth Professional Core Trainer

 

GAMING ASTONS (NEW RELEASES + GAME OF THE WEEK)
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

TVChoice Awards 2018 – Channel 5 nominees

The nominations for this year’s TVChoice Awards are in, and we’re thrilled to reveal that they include a number of Channel 5 shows.

Fresh from her win at the BAFTAs, Jane McDonald scoops nominations for both Cruising With Jane McDonald (Best Lifestyle Show) and Jane McDonald & Friends.

Neighbours and Home and Away will battle it out for Best Soap,  while Ben Fogle (New Lives In The Wild), Eamonn and Ruth (Do The Right Thing) and Alex Polizzi (The Hotel Inspector) will go head to head in the Best Lifestyle Show category.

Other Channel 5 nominees include The X-Files (Best Drama Series), Blind Date (Best Entertainment Show), Will & Grace (Best Comedy) and Rich House, Poor House (Best Factual Show).

To vote for your favourite Channel 5 shows, head to www.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk. Voting closes on Friday 1st June and you can see the full list of Channel 5 nominees below:

Will & Grace (Best Comedy)

Cruising With Jane McDonald (Best Lifestyle Show)

Ben Fogle: New Lives In the Wild (Best Lifestyle Show)

Do The Right Thing With Eamonn And Ruth (Best Lifestyle Show)

The Hotel Inspector (Best Lifestyle Show)

Big Brother/Celebrity Big Brother (Best Reality Show)

Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming/
Celebrity 5 Go Barging (Best Reality Show)

Blind Date (Best Entertainment Show)

Jane McDonald & Friends (Best Entertainment Show)

The Dog Rescuers With Alan Davies (Best Factual Show)

Neighbours (Best Soap)

Home and Away (Best Soap)

The X-Files (Best Drama Series)

Rich House, Poor House (Best Factual Show)

The Wright Stuff (Best Daytime Show)

Borderline (Best Comedy Show)

Series 27 – Episode 8

WITH THANKS

 

The Old Crown

 

Gemma and Mark Nicholls

 

Elevate Property Group

 

STUDIO

 

MAG-LEV Audio

GoPro HERO

Grillbot

 

GAMING

 

Frostpunk

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

SOMA

 

JON TEST – Dolby Atmos Soundbar

 

Bose Solo 5

 

Onkyo HT- S5805

 

Yamaha YSP-5600

 

G-TEAM – Smart BBQ’s

 

Weber Pulse 1000 Grill

 

Everdure HUB

 

BergHOFF Table BBQ

 

FEATURE – Household Chores

 

BISSELL CrossWave

 

Ecovacs WINBOT 950

 

Batavia Maxxheat 3-in-1

 

Loogun

Useful contacts

If you have been affected by, or would like to know more about any of the issues highlighted in the programme, please see the list of relevant help sites below.

Mind
http://www.mind.org.uk

Mental Health
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Sane
http://www.sane.org.uk

Centre for Mental Health
http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/crisis-contacts

Together
http://www.together-uk.org

Young Minds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk

Supportline Problems
http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/mental_health.php

Intervoice
http://www.intervoiceonline.org

Rethink
https://www.rethink.org/

Hearing Voices
http://www.hearing-voices.org

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
http://www.ptsduk.org

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
http://www.ocduk.org

Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org

NHS – Depression
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/depression-help-groups

Depression UK
http://depressionuk.org

 

Matthew Wright and Channel 5 announce host’s departure

Channel 5 and presenter Matthew Wright today announce Wright is to step down from hosting its weekday current affairs programme The Wright Stuff.

Matthew Wright says: “After almost 18 glorious years on Channel 5 and the show flying high in the ratings, I feel it’s time to move and try my hand at something new.”

Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Channel 5 added: “We would like to thank Matthew for his passion, hard work and enthusiasm over the last 18 years and for making the show what it is today. He will be sorely missed and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

Further information will be announced in due course.

 

 

Series 27 – Episode 7

WITH THANKS

 

Premier Diamonds

 

NYPD CAR ROTHERHAM

 

DSI London

 

Charlotte Newland

 

Tailor Made London

 

STUDIO

 

SoundBoks 2

Nintendo Labo

Nintendo Switch

Everyday Golf VR

 

JON TEST – NEST v HIVE

 

Hive View

 

Nest Cam IQ

 

Arlo Pro 2

 

G-TEAM – Golf in Las Vegas

 

Garmin Approach S60

 

Nikon COOLSHOT 80 VR

 

SensoGlove

 

Arccos 360

 

FEATURE – VERSUS A SEAMSTRESS

 

Cricut Maker

 

Laser Scissors

 

PFAFF creative icon

 

The ANT Craft Tool

 

Cricut Easy Press

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