Doctor Who to Air in North Korea?

Negotiations are underway for the TARDIS to make a North Korean landing, it has been reported.

Doctor Who is apparently one of three shows being considered for distribution in the region alongside other BBC favourites Top Gear and Teletubbies. There are only six and a half hours of broadcasting each day in North Korea, with a third of this content dedicated to Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and his government, so the Time Lord would face stiff competition.

According to the International Business Times, discussions between the UK’s Foreign Office and North Korea began last year, with the office being asked to compile a list of programmes which might be suitable for the North Korean audience. After a “long, arduous process,” the North Korean envoy eventually settled on these three shows. However, the individual episodes will probably have to endure a further round of scrutiny before they make it onto the air.

Complications aside, it’s exciting news. This could be the start of a whole new Korea for the good Doctor…!

(Via International Business Times)


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