Find the Light

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Find the Light
英雄‧刀‧少年
Genre Ancient, Wuxia
Starring Ron Ng
Bosco Wong
Damian Lau
Maggie Shiu
Shirley Yeung
Tavia Yeung
Opening theme "肝膽相照" by
Frances Yip
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Wong Wai Sing (黃偉聲)
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run September 8, 2003 – October 3, 2003

Find the Light ((Chinese: 英雄·刀·少年) literally Hero-Sword-Youth) is a 2003 TVB historical costume drama, set in the Qing dynasty. Consisting of 20 episodes, it was broadcast from September 8, 2003 to October 3, 2003, in the prime 8:00 to 9:00 pm weekday slot. The theme song was sung by Francis Yip.

The series uses dramatic irony in its telling, the two main protagonists being based on historical figures.

Plot[edit]

Following its humiliation in the First and Second Opium Wars Qing China attempts to modernise its military, part of this modernisation being the belated creation of a modern military academy. Despite secretly being a revolutionary Chan Do Yeung (Damian Lau) is chosen to be principal of the academy and agrees, on the proviso that he be allowed to admit Han students.

Among the first intake of students are a scion of a noble family Tam Chi Tung (Bosco Wong) and a commoner Wong Ng (Ron Ng), despite their differences the two become bosom friends. Also amongst the students is Cheuk Lan (Shirley Yeung), a princess belonging to a cadet branch of the ruling family. Cheuk Lan's father is Sok Yi Suen (Lau Kong) with ultimate responsibility for the academy, believing that the Empire is a Manchu one, he orders his followers in the academy to make things as hard as possible for the Han students with the aim of failing them. Chan Do Yeung however takes an interest in Wong, who is the son of a deceased friend, and accepts him as a formal disciple, he stumbles though with Wong's training, for although possessing great strength Wong finds it impossible to use his strength in combat.

Initially at odds with one another Wong and Cheuk Lan fall in love, however he is unable to graduate from the academy, and instead becomes a caravan guard.

Chan Do Yeung's secret is discovered, although willing to serve the sinicized Manchu to defend China against a common enemy, the Manchu have him ambushed and killed. Finally having found a weapon to suit his great strength, the dadao, Wong Ng arrives to late too save his master but is able to avenge him.

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Ron Ng Wong Ng
王五
Wong Yuen Sum Yi's son
Tam Chi Tung's best friend
Chan Do Yueng's apprentice
Bosco Wong Tam Chi Tung
譚嗣同
Son of Tam Kai Suen
Wong Ng's best friend
Damian Lau Chan Do Yeung
陳道揚
Wong Ng's master
Maggie Shiu Wong Yuen Sum Yi
王阮心怡
Wong Ng's mother
Shirley Yeung Princess Cheuk Lan
卓蘭格格
Daughter of Sok Yi Suen(Lau Kong)
Tavia Yeung Li Kwai
李閏
Tam Chi Tung's wife