Undercover Asia 亚洲机密档案

Episodic Information

Undercover Asia returns for the sixth year running. This multiple award-winning series continues to shine a light on some of the darkest corners of our society, and digs deep into the most pressing socio-economic and political issues of our time.

This season, we get exclusive access to one of the world’s most notorious passport forgers, as he speaks to us from inside the prison walls in Thailand. We follow desperate cancer patients from China as they travel to India in search of cheap life-saving drugs. We investigate the many controversies surrounding Vietnam-reared dory fish. And we find out why some people in Japan are ‘disappearing’ themselves.

This is a hard-hitting investigative series that aims to uncover hard truths in the underbelly of Asia, and help us understand the plight of the disenfranchised and the displaced.  

Awards and Accolades : 

Asian Television Awards 2016-

Best Current Affairs Programme  (Won:North Korean Slaves)

Best Current Affairs Programme ( Highly Commended : Children of the Cybersex Dens) 

Best Current Affairs Programme ( Nominee: Murder in Paradise) 

Asian Television Awards 2015- 

Best Social Awareness Programme (Nominee: Cambodia's Sexual Predators) 

New York Festivals :World’s Best Tv & Film 2015-

National/International Affairs 2015 (Silver: Freedom or Death) 

New York Festivals :World’s Best Tv & Film 2016-

Current Affairs (Nominee:Cambodia's Sexual Predators) 

Best Direction (Nominee:Cambodia's Sexual Predators) 

Docu/Info Prog: Human Concerns ( Bronze: Cambodia's Sexual Predators)

News Prog: News Doc Special (Special: Voices Under the Mango Tree)

News Prog: Best Nonfiction Series (Gold: Voices Under the Mango Tree,
Cambodia's Sexual Predators, Black Lungs ) 

Docu/Info Prog: CA (Gold: Voices Under the Mango Tree) 

Docu/Info Prog: Health/Medical Info (Silver: Black Lungs) 

Docu/Info Prog: Social Issues ( Bronze: Girls for Sale) 

Docu/Info Prog: Social Issues ( Silver: The Organ Bazaar) 

New York Festivals : World’s Best Tv & Film 2017 - 

National/International Affairs (Gold: North Korean Slaves) 

Best Investigative Report(Bronze: North Korean Slaves) 

Current Affairs (Bronze: North Korean Slaves) 

Current Affairs (Silver: Children of the Cybersex Dens) 

News Programme - Best News Documentray/Special ( Bronze: The Man in the Yellow Shirt)

Docu/Info Prog - Environment & Ecology ( Finalist: Blood Jade) 

Docu/Info Prog - Human Concerns (Silver: Kasur's Lost Children)

New York Festivals : World’s Best Tv & Film 2018 - 

News - Best Investigative Report (Silver: Drug Vigilantes)

Docu - Social Issues  ( Bronze: Mistress Busters ) 

Docu - Social Issues (Finalist:In the Name of Honour)

News - Best News Docu/Special (Bronze: In the Name of Honour )

Docu – Social Issues ( Silver:Lonely Deaths) 

The Association for International Broadcasting 2016-

International Current Affairs ( Nominee: Children of the Cybersex Den) 

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2020 - 

Docu - Social Issues (Silver: Evaporated People)

Episodes: 6 x 60 mins

Languages: English

Production year: 2019