Words On The Night Breeze

Five extraordinary, true stories from women across China, adapted by Katie Hims from the book, 'The Good Women of China' written by renowned, Chinese journalist and broadcaster Xinran.

Episodes

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01The Scavenger Woman20040426

'The Scavenger Woman' tells the story of a homeless woman who remains devoted to her son and who lives in a self-made shack near the radio station where Xinran works.

The series is introduced by Xinran herself.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Scavenger Woman....Fiesta Mei-Ling.

01The Scavenger Woman20040426

'The Scavenger Woman' tells the story of a homeless woman who remains devoted to her son and who lives in a self-made shack near the radio station where Xinran works.

The series is introduced by Xinran herself.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Scavenger Woman....Fiesta Mei-Ling.

02The Mothers Who Endured An Earthquake20040427

This story explores the aftermath of the Tangshan earthquake of 1976 and tells the story of teenager - Xiao Ping - and her courageous mother.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Mrs Chen....Lucy Sheen Mrs Yang....Jacqui Chan With Mandarin Voices: Liu Huili, Yujie Zhang, Liling Huang and Jean Liew.

02The Mothers Who Endured An Earthquake20040427

This story explores the aftermath of the Tangshan earthquake of 1976 and tells the story of teenager - Xiao Ping - and her courageous mother.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Mrs Chen....Lucy Sheen Mrs Yang....Jacqui Chan With Mandarin Voices: Liu Huili, Yujie Zhang, Liling Huang and Jean Liew.

03The Woman Who Waited For Forty Five Years20040428

Five extraordinary, true stories from women across China, adapted by Katie Hims from the book, The Good Women of China written by renowned, Chinese journalist and broadcaster Xinran.

The Woman Who Waited Forty-Five Years, is the story of Jingyi who saved her fiancée - Gu Da's - life at university.

The two students were inseparable until they were separated by the Communist Party and posted to military bases in different parts of China.

Xinran meets Jingyi forty-five years later, and hears her story.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Jingyi....Pik-sen Lim Father....David K.S.Tse Driver....Jonathan Chan-Pensley Hotel Staff....Wendy Kweh Director Lucy Baldwyn

03The Woman Who Waited For Forty Five Years20040428

The Woman Who Waited Forty-Five Years, is the story of Jingyi who saved her fiancée - Gu Da's - life at university.

The two students were inseparable until they were separated by the Communist Party and posted to military bases in different parts of China.

Xinran meets Jingyi forty-five years later, and hears her story.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Jingyi....Pik-sen Lim Father....David K.S.Tse Driver....Jonathan Chan-Pensley Hotel Staff....Wendy Kweh Director Lucy Baldwyn

04The Woman Whose Father Does Not Know Her20040429

This story tells the story of Japanese prisoner Hua'er and the experiences of her family during the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution.

Xinran goes to meet Hua'er in prison.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Hua'er....Su-lin Looi Shu....Wendy Kweh Guard/Boy....Jonathan Chan-Pensley With Mandarin Voices: Liu Huili, Yujie Zhang, Liling Huang and Jean Liew.

Director Lucy Baldwyn

04The Woman Whose Father Does Not Know Her20040429

This story tells the story of Japanese prisoner Hua'er and the experiences of her family during the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution.

Xinran goes to meet Hua'er in prison.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Hua'er....Su-lin Looi Shu....Wendy Kweh Guard/Boy....Jonathan Chan-Pensley With Mandarin Voices: Liu Huili, Yujie Zhang, Liling Huang and Jean Liew.

Director Lucy Baldwyn

05 LASTThe Childhood I Cannot Leave Behind Me20040430

Five extraordinary, true stories from women across China, adapted by Katie Hims from the book, The Good Women of China written by renowned, Chinese journalist and broadcaster Xinran.

The Childhood I Cannot Leave Behind Me is Xinran's own remarkable story, beginning with her childhood in the 1960s and her journey towards journalism and ending with her decision to leave China for a new life in Britain.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Teacher....David K.S.Tse With Mandarin Voices: Liu Huili, Yujie Zhang, Liling Huang and Jean Liew.

Director Lucy Baldwyn

05 LASTThe Childhood I Cannot Leave Behind Me20040430

is Xinran's own remarkable story, beginning with her childhood in the 1960s and her journey towards journalism and ending with her decision to leave China for a new life in Britain.

Xinran....Sarah Lam Teacher....David K.S.Tse With Mandarin Voices: Liu Huili, Yujie Zhang, Liling Huang and Jean Liew.

Director Lucy Baldwyn