China Girl

Emily Buchanan presents a programme following the progress of British families trying to adopt a child from a Chinese orphanage.

Episodes

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0120070716

The process of trying to get approval for overseas adoption by the UK authorities is intensive and frequently highly intrusive.

02 LAST20070723

The adoptive parents meet their children and attempt to find out what they can about their backgrounds and lives to date.

During their early days back in the UK, they face many problems.

Two months after getting back to the UK, one family recieves the dramatic news that their daughter has an identical twin.

0120121203

It is 1997, and Naomi and Nick Freeman have almost given up the idea of having a child.

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.

0220121204

After many bureaucratic hurdles, Nick and Naomi travel to China to bring home their baby.

China Girl by Tom Fry

Episode 2

After many bureaucratic hurdles, Nick and Naomi finally travel to Northern China to bring home their Chinese baby.

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.

0320121205

Naomi and Nick must go through some final formalities before they can bring Luo Ning home.

China Girl by Tom Fry

Episode 3

It is 1997 and Naomi and Nick are in China with their new baby girl Luo Ning. They just have to go through some final formalities before they can finally bring her home.

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.

0420121206

Reality hits as Nick and Naomi try and settle the baby into their lives.

China Girl by Tom Fry

Episode 4

It is 1999 and Nick and Naomi have adopted a Chinese baby. But things are not going smoothly. The baby can't settle and then a chance remark at a Millennium party starts Nick thinking that maybe they aren't doing enough about Miranda's original culture.

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.

05 LAST20121207

Desperate to connect with their daughter, Nick and Naomi consult a Chinese doctor.

China Girl by Tom Fry

Episode 5

Nick and Naomi are finding it hard. The baby is unsettled and they feel guilty. Desperate for a way to connect with their adopted daughter, they consult a Chinese doctor

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.