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China Town

One of the top TV stars of 1981: David Yip, aka the Chinese Detective, discovers the hidden history of Liverpool's Chinatown.

Magazine and Review show 1981 24 mins

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The Birmingham based Here and Now television programme steps away from the Midlands with this in depth look at Liverpool's Chinatown. David Yip returns to his home town and is our guide for a tour that starts where the story of the community began: the Liverpool docks. From his melancholy visit to an abandoned boarding house to the birth of a new community centre for the city's young people Yip finds pride, tradition and vitality in a bustling enclave.