Rare sighting of Chinese in Britain as BBC launches series presented by Anna Chen

Anna Chen presents the BBC R4 series Chinese In Britain and says, ‘Hey, we’re still here’.

Produced by Mukti Jain Campion – Culture Wise

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The launch party of the Chinese in Britain series was held at BBC Broadcasting House, London, on Thursday 26th April 2007. Makers, contributors, media and friends gathered in the hallowed Council Chamber of the BBC to celebrate over tea and cream cakes.

BBC Radio 4 commissioning editor Jane Ellison opened proceedings and then I said a few words about the series, the latest in an impressive line of work from producer Mukti Jain Campion. Mukti then gave us a fascinating Powerpoint presentation of the series which included pictures provided by our contributors.

We then adjourned to the Jade Garden for food just like Mama used to make …

Anna Chen Chinese in Britain BBC Radio 4
Panni Poh Yoke Loh, Diana Yeh (in background), Lee Cheong, Chris Eldon Lee, Sukey Parnell, Charles Shaar Murray, Henry Campion.

Lee Cheong Chinese in Britain launch BBC Radio 4 Anna Chen

Panni Poh Yoke Loh chats to Lee Cheong.

Chris Eldon-Lee, Jessie Lim, Dehta Hsiung, Sukey Parnell Chinese in Britain launch BBC Radio 4

Chris Eldon Lee, Jessie Lim, Diana Yeh, Deh-ta Hsiung, Sukey Parnell.

Connie Leslie Ho and Anna Chen,l Chinese in Britain launch BBC Radio 4

Leslie and Connie Ho, and Anna Chen.

Connie, Leslie & Michelle Ho and Anna Chen,l Chinese in Britain launch BBC Radio 4

Leslie and Connie Ho, Anna, and the Hos’ daughter, Christine.

Anna Chen Harry Dewar Chinese in Britain 2007

Harry Dewar (Cheong) and Anna Chen. Jane Ellison behind us.

Paul Chan, Anna, David Tse, Patrick Lau Chinese in Britain launch BBC Radio 4

Paul Chan, Anna Chen, David Tse, Patrick Lau.

Anna, Rosa Fong, Grace Lau Chinese in Britain launch BBC Radio 4

Anna Chen, Rosa Fong, Grace Lau.

Chinese in Britain launch dinner BBC Radio 4 Jade Garden: Paul Chan, Charles Shaar Murray

Dinner at the Jade Garden in Soho: L to R Paul Chan, Chris, Deh-ta Hsiung, David Yip and friend, Diana Yeh, Jessie Lim, Linda Trew, Charles Shaar Murray.

Chinese in Britain launch dinner BBC Radio 4 Jade Garden: JessGraceLindaR

Jessie Lim, Grace Lau, Linda Trew, Rosa Fong.

Making the Chinese in Britain series: pix

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