Chinese New Year: Biggest Celebration


Season 1 Episode 3 - Celebration

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Kate Humble and Ant Anstead present the final episode from Hong Kong, looking at what happens right after New Year. This great port city is a strange mix of ultra-modern and traditional. Kate trains with a top dragon-dancing troupe and discovers that not only is it a highly demanding kung fu-based art, it is also taken very seriously as Hong Kong people sincerely embrace the tradition of lucky lions and dragons at New Year. Meanwhile, the Hairy Bikers are in Beijing at the Temple Fair, where th...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Reunion

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The Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King go to New Year's Eve in Beijing, following an extraordinary day in China's capital city. They experience life in the mega-city on this special day, from preparations at the bell tower, which can only ring on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, to the home of a Beijing family, the Zhangs, who are getting ready for the biggest family get-together of the year. The whole city comes to a halt as everyone gathers round dinner tables to tuck into the tradi...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Migration

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Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events on the planet, and every year a sixth of the world's population travels home to celebrate with their families. Based in the heart of Beijing, Kate Humble, Jing Lusi, Ant Anstead and The Hairy Bikers offer a front-seat view of one of the most spectacular events on earth. In this episode, the trio follow the weeks leading up to New Year at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, an extraordinary sub-zero celebration in China's far north east.