In an attempt
to find an Asian cast in Ireland, I put up advertisements in the
local acting schools and found a girl called Hou Wan Ling, or 'Dodo'
- a professional radio and television presenter and singer from
Dalian in northern China, who had just moved to Ireland.
We started to work together at building up
contacts with Chinese producers that she had worked with.
As part of this, we set up the first Chinese
language radio programme in Ireland - called simply 'Dodotime' -
on Anna Livia radio in Dublin. 'Dodotime' started broadcasting in