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Episode 1

15 Minute Drama, China Girl Episode 1 of 5

China Girl by Tom Fry
Episode 1
It is 1997 and Naomi and Nick Freeman have almost given up the idea of having a child. They've been through the heartache of fertility treatment and have resigned themselves to being childless. Then a chance encounter with someone who is adopting sets Nick thinking that perhaps they might do it. There's only one problem, this baby is from China. Inspired by the author's real life experience.

Producer/Director Gary Brown

The one child policy in China means that there are many abandoned babies, and most of these are female. Scriptwriter Tom Fry (co-creator of R4's long running series Brief Lives) adopted two Chinese baby girls in the 1990s and these events are the springboard for this fictional drama.

Starring real life partners Sophie Thompson and Richard Lumsden, this touching drama charts the highs and lows of a middle aged couple bringing a Chinese baby into England.

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15 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Dec 2012 19:45


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NaomiSophie Thompson
DirectorGary Brown
ProducerGary Brown

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