China is gearing up  for the 110th birthday of Deng Xiaoping, the former leader responsible for turning China into an economic powerhouse.

As a tribute to Deng's accomplishments, Chinese state TV is airing a 48 episode series on his life. 
 
It includes moments of political tension never before broadcast - but it does not include everything.
 
Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Shenzhen in southern China.