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Chinese Burn. Image shows from L to R: FuFu (Yuyu Rau), Elizabeth (Shin-Fei Chen), Jackie (Yennis Cheung). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Chinese Burn

BBC Three (online) sitcom about three 'normal' Chinese girls. 1 pilot in 2017. Stars Yennis Cheung, Shin-Fei Chen, Yuyu Rau and Felicity Montagu.

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Chinese Burn. Image shows from L to R: FuFu (Yuyu Rau), Elizabeth (Shin-Fei Chen), Jackie (Yennis Cheung). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Chinese Burn

Sitcom about three Chinese women as they negotiate the trials of modern life

Genre
Sitcom
Published
2017
Platform
BBC Three (online)
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Yennis Cheung, Shin-Fei Chen, Yuyu Rau and Felicity Montagu
Writers
Yennis Cheung and Shin-Fei Chen
Director
Chris Cottam
Producer
Alex Smith

There's a common assumption about Chinese girls; Studious. Conservative. Polite. Well think again!

Chinese Burn smashes all the stereotypes and with a round-house kick, busts opens the door to the messy, hilarious, unbridled reality putting an eastern twist on the western world.

This brand new BBC Three sitcom follows the escapades of three 'normal' Chinese girls - Elizabeth the failed Chinese daughter, Jackie the feisty struggling actress and Fufu the Buddhist princess, fresh off the plane - as they negotiate the trials of modern life in the capital. From sex to relationships, failing careers to just about paying rent, getting drunk to getting in fights - they're visitors from a scary superpower and they're taking over London.

The pilot sees Elizabeth's crazy-rich childhood friend Fufu visiting London for the first time. It shouldn't be a problem but Elizabeth has lied about her job to avoid shaming her parents. So she deals with the situation like she deals with any situation, by lying some more and getting drunk. Jackie has a big casting for the role of a lifetime, instead of the usual 'Chinese prostitute, DVD seller or takeaway girl' and this is the worst time to be babysitting a kooky new arrival. The Fufu problem isn't going away.

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