BBC in talks to add shows to North Korea TV lineup

Even North Korea needs Doctor Who.

The Sunday Times of England is reporting the BBC is now in talks with the totalitarian nation’s state-run television channel to air a number of its programs.

'I have always believed that what brought down the Berlin Wall was not highbrow diplomacy, but  ‘Dallas’ and ‘Dynasty’,” an unnamed senior source at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office told the paper.

“Programs sent to North Korea would have to be something that isn’t offensive, like ‘Mr. Bean,’ ‘EastEnders,’ ‘Miss Marple,’ or ‘Poirot.’”

Indeed, officials for British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague are reportedly assisting the BBC in the pursuit of selecting suitable programming for the country.

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