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The Four (TVB)

The Four
少年四大名捕
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The Four promotional poster
Genre Wuxia, detective fiction
Format Serial
Written by Lee Yee-wah
Yip Sai-hong
Wen Ruian (original story)
Starring Raymond Lam
Ron Ng
Kenneth Ma
Sammul Chan
Dominic Lam
Kate Tsui
Selena Li
Theme music composer Tang Chi-wai
Yip Siu-chung
Opening theme Fung Bo (風暴) by Raymond Lam, Ron Ng, Kenneth Ma and Sammul Chan
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 25
Production
Executive producer(s) Lam Chi-wah
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 45 minutes (per episode)
Production companies TVB
Broadcast
Original channel TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 22 September – 24 October 2008
External links
Website

The Four is a 2008 Hong Kong television series produced by TVB. The series is adapted from Wen Ruian's novel Si Da Ming Bu (四大名捕; The Four Great Constables). The novel tells the story of four young constables: Heartless, Iron Fist, Chaser, and Cold Blood, who work together to solve cases and attempt to bring down the corrupt Prime Minister of the Song Dynasty.[1] The series is shown to celebrate TVB's 41st Anniversary.

Cast

Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanisation.

Main cast

  • Raymond Lam as Heartless (無情) / Shing Ngai-yu (成崖餘), the leader of the four young constables. Adopted by Chukot Ching-ngor, Heartless is Chukot's first student. He specializes in making and using small weapons, such as darts and knives. Although paralysed waist down, Heartless uses a wheel chair that encases many hidden weapons. Heartless' primary role is the brains of the group, gifted with an analytical mind and brilliant deductive skills.
  • Kenneth Ma as Iron Fist (鐵手) / Tit Yau-ha (鐵游夏) / Fok Yi (霍義), Chukot's second student. Possessing extreme arm strength, Iron Fist specializes in fist work and boxing. He represents the humane face of the constabulary, being raised by a humble but honest blacksmith.
  • Sammul Chan as Chaser (追命) / Chui Leuk-sheung (崔略商), Chukot's third student and the eldest of the four young constables. With strong and fast legs, Chaser possesses great energy, specializing in leg work. A former petty criminal, he is the most streetsmart and is often assigned to do undercover assignments.
  • Ron Ng as Cold Blood (冷血) / Lang Ling-hei (冷凌棄), Chukot's fourth student and the youngest of the four young constables. Cold Blood is extremely talented in wielding swords. A former assassin, his life was saved by the Chief Constable, in which Cold Blood agreed to serve for one year as repayment. Raised in the wilderness, Cold Blood possesses keen senses and outdoor skills.

Divine Constabulary

Cast Role Description
Dominic Lam Chukot Ching-ngor
諸葛正我
Divine Constabulary Leader
The four constables' mentor
Halina Tam Piu Suet
飄雪
Keeper of the Divine Constabulary
Martin Yeung (湯俊明) Kam Kim (Golden Sword)
金劍
Constable
Wu Kei-fung Ngan Kim (Silver Sword)
銀劍
Constable
Chiu Man-tung Pau Tau (Leopard Head)
豹頭
Constable
Hui Man-kiu (許文翹) Cheung Kwai
祥貴
Constable

Blue Sky Sect

Cast Role Description
Gordon Liu Lam Po-Tian
藍破天
Chief
Lam Ruo-Fei's father.
Dies in Episode 14.
Selena Li Lam Ruo-Fei
藍若飛
Lam Po-Tian's daughter.
Teet Sau's Lover
Blinded in Episode 23 by Song Zhi Yan
Dai Yiu Ming (戴耀明) Sha Fuk
傻福
Sect disciple
Raymond Tseng (曾守明) Dai Yong
大勇
Sect disciple

The Federation

Cast Role Description
Felix Lok (駱應鈞) Ling Lok Shi
凌落石
Chief
Ling Xiaogu and Ling Xiao-Dao's father.
Villain to Semi Villain
Killed by Ling Siu-kwat in Episode 23 under Choi King's influence and orders but only died in Episode 24
Joel Chan (陳山聰) Ling Siu-kwat
凌小骨
Ling Lok-Shi's son.
Ling Siu-Do's older brother.
Villain
Killed Ling Lok Shi in Episode 23 but only died in Episode 24
Cilla Kung (龔茜彤) Ling Siu-to
凌小刀
Ling Luo Shi's daughter.
Ling Xiaogu's younger sister.
Loves Cold Blood.
Has nothing to do with The Federation apart from blood relation.

Royal Court

Cast Role Description
Yu Yeung (于洋) Emperor Huizong of Song
(宋徽宗)
Chiu Cheung's older brother
Savio Tsang (曾偉權) Chiu Cheung
趙昌
Emperor's younger brother.
Kuk Yin-Hung's husband.
Semi Villain
Killed by Liu Siu-kwat in Episode 23.
Crystal Tin (田蕊妮) Kuk Yin-Hung
曲嫣紅
Chiu Cheung's wife.
Lau Kong (劉江) Choi King
蔡京
Prime Minister
Main Villain
Chiang Chi Kwong (蔣志光) Shu Mo-Hei
舒無戲
General
Chukot Ching-Ngor's friend.

Teet family

Cast Role Description
Law Lok Lam (羅樂林) Teet Foo
鐵斧
Iron Fist's foster father.
Teet Yau-Tung's father.
Vivi Lee (李美慧) Teet Yau-Tung
鐵游冬
Teet Foo's daughter.
Iron Fist's stepsister.

Other cast

Cast Role Description
Kate Tsui Song Zhi-Yan
桑芷妍
Doctor
Chai Jing's Spy
Chai Jing's adopted daughter
Mo Ching's Lover
Suet Nei (雪妮) Mama Yeung
羊大媽
Chaser's foster mother
Chun Wong (秦煌) Papa Chu two
朱二爸
Chaser's foster father
Sai Hou Ying (冼灝英) Papa Au three
牛三爸
Chaser's foster father
Lam King Kong (林敬剛) Shing Ding-Tin
成鼎天
Heartless' deceased father
Chukot Ching-Ngor's friend.
Lee Fung (李楓) Lang Yu-Sheung
冷如霜
Cold Blood's aunt

Viewership ratings

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
September 22–26, 2008 1 — 5
30
37
[2]
2
September 29 - October 3, 2008 6 — 10
28
31
[3]
3
October 6–10, 2008 11 — 15
27
[4]
4
October 13–16, 2008 16 — 19
29
[5]
5
October 21–23, 2008 20 — 22
29
[6]
5
October 24, 2008 23 — 24
30
35
[7]

Award nominations

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "My Favourite Male Character Role" (Ron Ng - Lang Ling-Hei (Cold Blood))

References

External links

  • TVB.com The Four - Official Website (Chinese)
  • Astro On Demand.com The Four - Astro Official Website (English)
  • BATGWA.com The Four - News on Costume Fitting Ceremony (English)
  • YouTube.com The Four - Trailer
  • K for TVB Themesong Lyrics
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