TVB is determined to keep the handover mood going as long as possible on its Jade Channel. The first film it intended to show under Chinese sovereignty was Fake Emperor, a farce about China's humiliation in the late Qing dynasty. Foreign powers demanded the emperor apologise to them in person and a plan was hatched to send a fake emperor to apologise in his place. Bobo Fung, who stars in it, once said it was 'a metaphor for Hong Kong's situation'. However, it has been mysteriously swapped at short notice for one of those forgettable, disposable Lunar New Year farces. Two possible explanations come to mind. Maybe TVB realised Fake Emperor might be seen as a reference to Uncle Tung and could look bad on the listings as their first film under the SAR. Or maybe they discovered at short notice they needed a reshuffle after a different film was deemed too adult for its time slot, although it was bought ages ago. TVB insists the second explanation is correct. No doubt it is coincidence the replacement has the much more acceptable title, All's Well That Ends Well Two. Generating excitement: A free trip to Beijing for two on July 1, a trip around the city, a celebration banquet . . . Dragonair is being pretty generous with the 25 winners of its handover competition. Plus the company will fly the winners up on an A330-300, giving them the added excitement of being able to experience how effective the brisk fix this month to the engine gearboxes has been. Snooze transition: The most telling numbers in the Asian Commercial Research Poll reported on today's front page is that the number of people planning to be asleep at midnight on June 30 has risen 20 per cent compared with the last poll in April. It is just a rise from five per cent to six per cent and may not be statistically significant. However, add them to the number who claim they will be watching non-handover related programmes on television (not much opportunity for that), and they add up to 12 per cent or 720,000 people. This is the same percentage as those who say they will celebrate the end of colonial rule in the streets or at a party. Medical supplies:: Bargain-seekers heading to the sale of ex-army equipment in Admiralty will see a famous face among the silver tankards and cutlery. It is that of Dr David Henderson, the chap who used to run Matilda Hospital until the board decided hospitals should be run by bankers instead of doctors. He has bought 90 pallets of military gear and hired an unoccupied office on the 21st floor of Admiralty Tower 1 for a few weeks in an attempt to pay his lawyers' bills. At night, the office overlooking the site of the British farewell will be used for pay-parties. The sale is an insight into the lives of the British troops: dozens of unused steam irons; lots of dinky little heaters; and a big pile of army-issue pillows. So much for the British Army's killer image. Final blow: There is still a chance Patten could blow out the handover. If any typhoon arrives on June 30 or July 1, it will probably form over the Pacific in the next few days. According to the rules, the name has to begin with P.