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Emotions and surprises

Almost 700,000 Swiss nationals live in other countries, far from friends and family. Some of them, people who really deserve to, will be given the surprise of their life. SWISS and SRF bring people together who miss each other desperately. Arranged and planned secretly by their loved ones.

Season 2, 2014

Episode 1, 2 December 2014


For years, dad Walter has been dreaming of visiting his son Reto, who moved to Hong Kong 10 years ago. Walter has MS and is confined to a wheelchair. But that hasn't stopped him from travelling to Hong Kong to surprise Reto ? on the edge of an ice hockey rink on the 10th floor of a skyscraper.

Episode 2, 3 December 2014


Aida has been living in New York for nearly ten years. It means she doesn't get to see her family in the Canton of Thurgau very often. But they're all coming for her 40th birthday: her mother Hedy, her three sisters and even baby Amalia. Aida hasn't met her little niece yet.

Episode 3, 4 December 2014


Nadine and David (both 18) of Winterthur have been together for 18 months now. After finishing school, David decided to go Japan for a while to learn the language. However, a long-distance relationship isn't always easy, as they have found. And so Nadine is planning a Mission Surprise in Tokyo.

Episode 4, 9 December 2014


26-year-old Martin Schweizer is a top swimmer. He is training and studying in Manchester, where his grandfather, mother and sister are planning to give him the surprise of his life.

Episode 5, 10 December 2014


Tim and Manuel are missing their best friend Nick (14), who used to go to school with them and was their neighbour. But three years ago, Nick and his parents moved to Bangalore in India. Being able to Skype is good, but it's not enough. So they are setting off on the long journey to surprise Nick in his new home.

Episode 6, 11 December 2014


Brigitte from Hunzenschwil has been studying dance in Rio de Janeiro for a year and a half. She shares her passion with her brother Robert. The two are extremely close. So Robert and his parents are secretly travelling to Brazil on a secret mission to finally see Brigitte again.

Season 1, 2013

Episode 1, 16 December 2013


For two years, Sven and Vanessa have been in a long-distance relationship spanning over 6,000 km. For his Mission Surprise, Sven arranges for his girlfriend to visit New York. But Vanessa has no idea that Sven is behind the trip ? because Sven has the perfect ally: Vanessa?s mum Claudia.

Episode 2, 17 December 2013


This time it?s Timo Meier?s turn for a surprise. Timo is a member of the Swiss U-17s ice hockey team, and is currently in Canada trying to fulfil his dream of going pro. So his parents and sister are embarking on a Mission Surprise that Timo will never forget.

Episode 3, 18 December 2013


Jasmin beat her addiction to alcohol and now helps out on a farm in Namibia building orphanages. Her younger sister Caroline would dearly love to see her again, so it?s time to pack a few extra things for her Mission Surprise: aid for Jasmin?s little charges.

Episode 4, 19 December 2013


It?s time for Luana and Joy?s Mission Surprise. The two 17-year-old girls from Pratteln want to surprise their best friend Luana, who emigrated to Shanghai with her family eight months ago. It?s going to be a real adventure in the 23 million-strong metropolis.

Episode 5, 20 December 2013


Margareta?s greatest wish ? and the aim of her Mission Surprise - is to spend Christmas with her children Roland and Sandra, along with her brother Ernst. But butcher Ernst emigrated to Singapore 30 years ago. Something tells us there?s about to be a surprise Christmas party?