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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 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?