Channel 4’s multi-award-winning foreign affairs strand returns for a new series, starting with China’s Pop Idols, a vibrant programme exploring the extraordinary world of China’s up-and-coming pop stars. China’s aspiring musicians are global citizens, inspired by US hip-hop, British punk and the slick routines of Korean pop.
But as reporter Marcel Theroux and director Sarah Collinson reveal, they face the special challenges of working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government.
Reporter: Marcel Theroux
Director: Sarah Collinson
Series Editors: Monica Garnsey, Evan Williams
Production Company: Quicksilver Media
Unreported World: China’s Pop Idols airs on Friday 29 September 2017 from 7.30pm-8.00pm on Channel 4.