Sunday July 12, 2020

TV Picks of the Week

Emmanuel Kehoe picks out the programmes to watch out for over the next seven days.

11th March, 2012
This World: Interviews Before Executions (BBC 2).

This World: Interviews Before Executions

In Ireland Saturday night stay-at-homes may watch the Brendan O'Connor chat show, but in China a far more bizarre programme sees woman presenter Ding Yu interviewing people on death row, often a very short time before they die. In the days of public executions in these islands, balladeers concocted and sold confessions purportedly by the person about to die; Ding Yu may personally take prisoners' private messages to their families....

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