The Documentary

BBC World Service

News & Politics, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

History 11
Society & Culture 59

The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.


DocArchive: Assignment - Korea's People Smugglers

July 7th, 2011

Episode 91 of 1501 episodes

Defecting from North Korea is a dangerous business. It comes at a high price and there's no guarantee of success. Many make the journey to South Korea with the help of brokers who smuggle people along the illegal overland route known as the "Underground Railroad". For Assignment Lucy Williamson meets the brokers who make a living helping people escape North Korea.

Featured Podcast