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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]

In the first of eight programmes, Julian Pettifer visits India and Pakistan, which this year remember 50 years since independence. What unites and what divides the subcontinent? Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]

Unknown: Julian Pettifer

Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]

In the second of eight programmes, Julian Pettifer explores Asian cuisine and alternative medicine. Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]

Unknown: Julian Pettifer

Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]

In the third of six programmes, Julian Pettifer explores the changing world of work in Asia and its role in tiger economics. In Malaysia, they are getting cold feet about their migrant workers; and in Japan, workers are no longer prepared to sell their souls to the mighty company. Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970215]

In the fourth of six programmes, Julian Pettifer explores China's economic policies and Malaysia's skyscrapers.

Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970222]

The fifth of six programmes exploring the state of the nations in Asia. Asia has made phenomenal progress and is the envy of the world, but at what price: human rights, the environment, or simply loss of tradition? Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970222]

Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970301]

In the final programme in the series,

Julian Pettifer reports from Hong Kong as it prepares for the handover to China. Including an interview with Asia's biggest film star, Jackie Chan , who says Hong Kong is fighting back. Producer Hugh Levinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970301]

Unknown: Julian Pettifer

Unknown: Jackie Chan

Producer: Hugh Levinson

198A0119980124

The first of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.

As the currencies crash throughout Asia, can the controversial Dr Mahathir of Malaysia save the Tigers from dying? And Kyoko Sato tries to make her yen go further in the shops of Tokyo.

198A0219980131

The second of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.

North Korea is the world's most isolated Communist state.

It has no allies, no economy and no means of support.

So what happens if it collapses?

198A0319980207

The third of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.

As the Philippines celebrates one hundred years of independence, Asiafile looks at this fiesta capital of Asia, where everyone seems to be a singer, a dancer or a musician - including the country's politicians.

198A0419980214

The fourth of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.

Chef Ken Hom talks about changing eating habits in Asia.

And a report on the infamous betel nut, chewed and spat out throughout Asia - is it a dangerous stimulant, an essential crop or an environmental hazard?

198A0519980221

The fifth of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.

This week, as INDIA goes to the polls, all eyes are on Asia's subcontinent: how does cash-strapped INDIA afford such frequent elections, and could the discovery of oil and gas save the Bangladeshi economy?

198A0619980228

The last of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.

Leisure is a growth area in the new CHINA, but how are the Chinese spending their new free time? And is Asia set to lead the world in the growing industry of tourism?