One Child

This limited series written by Guy Hibbert and directed by John Alexander features Katie Leung in the lead role. First-born Mei was adopted by an American mother and British father when her Chinese family gave her away, and she spends a contented upbringing in Britain.

 

Out of the blue, Mei is contacted by her birth mother, who asks her for help. A brother she has never known is fighting for his life, spurring the young woman to return to her native country. Once there, Mei becomes entangled in a complicated world but continues to persevere through her ongoing family and personal struggles.

BBC Two, Sundance TV  3x60min Limited Series

Cast: Katie Leung, Elizabeth Perkins, Ardy Ma, Sebastian So