New Asians

six programmes in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have decided that leaving the country has been either the best or worst thing they have ever done.

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198B0119980621

In Shanghai, film producer Megan Gathercole has been caught up in the excitement of a city on the brink of world importance.

In the back streets, little has changed, and bicycles still take precedence over BMWs - but for how long?

198B02Manila19980628

Journalist Sarah Lowther left her career behind to become a wife in Manila.

The expat life has offered a variety of challenges, including presenting the news with a cockroach sprayed onto her hairdo.

198B03bancock19980705

Clare Hampson hits Bangkok just as capitalism has collapsed.

198B04Kuching19980712

When Wayne Tarman left England with 1,000 pounds and a one-way ticket, he found his way to the island of Borneo.

Clare Hampson has a taste of life in Sarawak's capital, Kuching, where the British are just one of many ethnic groups.

198B05North Vietnam19980719

Having left London for North Vietnam, Julia was shocked to discover how small a role wartime memories play in the life of the city.

198B0619980726

British people who have moved to the Far East.

Clare Hampson visits Japan, where Nick Campbell has joined the hi-tech research race into advanced computer technology - while struggling with some of the most ancient social niceties in the East.

199D01Nepal - The Oldest Swinger19991108

Six programmes in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia.

1: `Nepal - the Oldest Swinger'.

Ex-Brummie Steve Cabb, Nepal's favourite DJ, married a Sherpa who prefers the shopping in Birmingham New Street to the Himalayas.

Cabb takes Hampson on a tour of Nepal, from `Freak Street' to the Bengal tiger reserve where Jim Edwards runs the World Elephant Polo Championships.

199D02Sri Lanka - Travels In Fairyland19991115

Six programmes in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia.

2: `Sri Lanka - Travels in Fairyland'.

She meets Jo and Jack Eden, who have chosen to live amongst the frangipani, cocktails and ex-Bluebell chorus boys in the beautiful but turbulent island of Sri Lanka.

199D03The Back Of Beyond19991122

Outer Mongolia is just about as remote as it gets - a faraway land of nomads and desert.

But Ulan Bator has been home for expat Wendy Morris for the past three years.

199D04The Artist19991129

Six programmes in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia.

4: `The Artist'.

Brian Adams is an artist who has settled in Singapore, a city famous for its rules and money-making prowess which has treated him well and given him a new wife - who is expecting a millennium baby.

199D05Apres-ski And Oil Wells19991206

Six programmes in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia.

5: `Apres-Ski and Oil Wells'.

Katya Brightwell lives in one of Central Asia's largest states - Kazakhstan - where a rumoured oil bonanza has attracted a flood of western investors to this former part of the USSR.

But while the foreigners ski in the Tian Shan mountains, the rest of the country grows poorer.

199D06Calcutta19991213

Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia.

6: `Calcutta'.

Judy Hague moved to Calcutta several years ago and became swept up in the excitement that goes with being in the cultural centre of India.

The chaos that so often goes with Indian cities seems trebled in this huge, densely populated metropolis, renowned for its humour and arts.