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Chinese New Year

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Jason Mohammad and Kate Bottley are joined by sisters Lisa and Helen Tse who run a restaurant in Manchester.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Jason and Kate are joined by sisters Lisa and Helen Tse who run a restaurant in Manchester. They gave up high flying careers in law and finance to follow in the footsteps of their grandmother Lily Kwok. She is believed to have opened the first Chinese restaurant in the city after she arrived from Hong Kong in the 1950's. Customers included Cliff Richard and The Beatles. Lisa and Helen talk about their own Christian faith and the traditional food that they dish up at New Year celebrations.

Joining us is Rachel Treweek a British Anglican bishop and former speech and language therapist. Since June 2015, she has been Bishop of Gloucester, the first female diocesan bishop in the Church of England.

We'll also be speaking to this week's Charity Champion and hearing one of our listener's 'Song for Life.'

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Producer: David Cook
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • The Doobie Brothers

    Long Train Runnin'

    • The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Toto

    Spanish Sea

    • 40 Trips Around The Sun.
    • Sony Legacy.
  • Travis


    • (CD Single).
    • Independiente.
  • Elton John

    Border Song

    • Top Of The Morning With Terry Wogan.
    • Sony Music TV.
  • Brown & Gray

    Top Down

    • (CD Single).
    • NHM.
    • 001.
  • Oasis


    • Smash Hits '95 (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Michael BublĂ©

    It's A Beautiful Day

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Wet Wet Wet

    Wishing I Was Lucky

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Paloma Faith

    Till I'm Done

    • The Architect.
    • RCA.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Tears Dry On Their Own

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Josh Groban

    Bring Him Home

  • U2

    With Or Without You

    • U2 - The Joshua Tree.
    • Island.
  • Camila Cabello

    Havana (feat. Young Thug)

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco Music.
  • Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes

    Wake Up Everybody

    • Harold Melvin - Greatest Hits.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • George Michael


    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • The Killers


    • Day & Age.
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Madonna


    • Madonna - The Immaculate Collection.
    • Sire.
    • 17.
  • 10cc

    The Things We Do for Love

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Carly Simon

    Let The River Run

    • The Very Best Of Carly Simon.
    • Global Television.
  • Elvis Presley

    The Wonder Of You

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Barclay James Harvest

    Life Is For Living

    • Rock F.M. (Various Artists).
    • Wisepack.
  • Calum Scott

    You Are The Reason

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Cher

    Love & Understanding

    • (CD Single).
    • Geffen.

Helen and Lisa Tse

Helen and Lisa Tse

Helen and Lisa Tse, from Sweet Mandarin Restaurant will be joining Kate and Jason to celebrate Chinese New Year and to tell the story of their grandmother, Lily Kwok who came over from Hong Kong in 1950 to serve as a maid to an English family and went on to open a Chinese restaurant in Middleton, Manchester that had Cliff Richard and The Beatles as customers!