Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth

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History Documentary hosted by Kate Humble and Ant Anstead and Jing Lusi and Dave Myers and Si King, published by BBC in 2016 - English narration

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Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth New Series exploring New Year celebrations in China, through the personal stories of people involved in traditional celebrations, as well as those whose livelihoods are dependent on the holiday.

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The first episode, presented by Kate Humble, Ant Anstead and Jing Lusi, attend the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, where people celebrate in temperatures 30 degrees below zero, and experience rush hour in Beijing, as people struggle to make it home to their families. Plus, the Hairy Bikers join a flotilla of motorbikes in Guangzhou province.

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Dave Myers and Si King experience life in Beijing on New Year's Eve, including finding out how the Zhangs are preparing for the biggest family get-together of the year when the whole city comes to a halt as everyone gathers round to tuck into the traditional reunion dinner. Jing Lusi goes behind the scenes on CCTV's entertainment show Chunwan Gala, which is watched by 800 million viewers, Kate Humble takes part in a huge flower auction in Yunnan province, and Ant Anstead discovers how baijiu is made in 450-year-old pits and learns the subtle etiquette that surrounds the drinking of the spirit.

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Kate Humble and Ant Anstead present the final programme from Hong Kong, looking at what happens after New Year. Kate trains with a top dragon dancing troupe and discovers that not only is it a highly demanding Kung Fu based art, it is also taken very seriously as Hong Kong people sincerely embrace the tradition of lucky lions and dragons at New Year. Meanwhile, the Hairy Bikers are at Beijing's Temple Fair where they explore a tradition from imperial China of the Emperor starting the New Year by renewing his mandate of heaven.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 2995 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 59mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.30 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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