The Greatness of a Hero

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The Greatness of a Hero
盛世仁傑
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The Greatness of a Hero promo poster
Genre Historical drama
Written by Ka Wai-nam
Starring Kent Cheng
Sunny Chan
Sonija Kwok
Bernice Liu
Wayne Lai
Lee Heung-kam
Rebecca Chan
Leila Tong
Raymond Cho
Stephen Wong
Claire Yiu
Matthew Ko
Queenie Chu
Theme music composer Wong Seung-wai
Opening theme Ding Guk (定局) performed by Hins Cheung
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Leung Choi-yuen
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 45 minutes (each)
Production company(s) TVB
Broadcast
Original channel Jade
HD Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
First shown in Astro On Demand
9 February – 6 March 2009
Original run 2 April – 27 April 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Queens of Diamonds and Hearts
Followed by House of Harmony and Vengeance
External links
Website
The Greatness of a Hero
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intertitle
Traditional Chinese 盛世仁傑
Simplified Chinese 盛世仁杰
Literal meaning "Renjie's Prosperous Era" or
"Merciful Hero's Prosperous Era"

The Greatness of a Hero is a Hong Kong television historical drama serial produced by TVB under executive producer Leung Choi-yuen. It first aired on Malaysia's Astro On Demand from 9 February to 6 March 2009 and on several TVB overseas cable channels in 2010. Starting 2 April 2012, The Greatness of a Hero will air on Hong Kong's free-to-air channels Jade and HD Jade.

Synopsis[edit]

Dik Yan-kit was a legendary chancellor in China's history. He served as chancellor during the Tang Dynasty and Zhou Dynasty and was greatly trusted by Mo Chak-tin. The Empress's nephew, Mo Sing-chi, was jealous and sought every opportunity to frame him. He accused Dik of colluding with his son-in-law Sung Ting-yuk in order to usurp the Empress's throne. Dik's family was seized but in the confusion, Dik escaped. Mo Sing-chi then threatened to kill Dik's wife, Cho Yuet. Will Dik Yan-kit be able to win against his enemies?

Cast[edit]

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

The Dik family[edit]

Cast Role Description Age
Lee Heung Kam Old Mrs Dik
狄太夫人
Dik Yan-Kit's mother
Cho Yuet's mother-in-law
Dik Ching-luen, Dik Kwong-yuen and Dik King-fai's grandmother
70
Kent Cheng Dik Yan-kit
狄仁傑
On Lau-mui's son
Cho Yuet's husband
Dik Ching-luen, Dik Kwong-yuen and Dik King-fai's father
Mo Sing-chi's enemy
Sung Ting-yuk's superior
Degraded to Luozhou County official in Episode 2
Promoted to Chancellor in Episode 20
50
Sonija Kwok Cho Yuet
曹月
Royal jewelry designer
On Lau-mui's daughter-in-law
Dik Yan-kit's second wife
Dik Ching-luen, Dik Kwong-yuen's stepmother
Dik King-fai's mother
Killed by Mo Sing-chi in Episode 19
30
Bernice Liu Dik Ching-luen
狄青鸞
On Lau-mui's granddaughter
Dik Yan-kit's eldest daughter
Cho Yuet's stepdaughter
Dik Kwong-yuen's sister
Dik King-fai's half-sister
Sung Ting-yuk's fiancee
Promoted to Royal constable in Episode 20
20
Matthew Ko Dik Kwong-yuen
狄光遠
On Lau-mui's grandson
Dik Yan-kit's second son
Cho Yuet's stepson
Dik Ching-luen's brother
Dik King-fai's half-brother
20
Lawrence Ng Dik King-fai
狄景輝
On Lau-mui's grandson
Dik Yan-kit and Cho Yuet's third son
Dik Ching-luen and Dik Kwong-yuen's half-brother

The Mo family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Wayne Lai Mo Sing-chi
武承嗣
Prince of Ngai
Mo Chak-tin's nephew
Lee Hin and Mo Sam-si's cousin
Ngan Sui-wan's husband
Mo Yin-ming and Mo Yin-tak's father
Dik Yat-kit's enemy
Framed Lee Hin and Dik Yan-kit
Killed Cheung So-ngor, Sung Ting-yuk, Chau Kuk, Cho Yuet
Executed by poison by Mo Chak-tin in Episode 20
(Main villain)
40
Rosanne Lui Ngan Sui-wan
顏瑞雲
Mo Sing-chi's wife
Mo Yin-ming and Mo Yin-tak's mother
Framed Lee Hin and Dik Yan-kit
Killed by Mo Sam-si in Episode 19
(Main Villain)
Eric Li Mo Sam-si
武三思
Prince of Leung
Mo Chak-tin's nephew
Mo Sing-chi's cousin
Mo Yin-ming and Mo Yin-tak's uncle
Killed Ngan Sui-wan in Episode 19
Expelled to the border by Mo Chak-tin in Episode 20
(Main villain)
Stephen Huynh Mo Yin-ming
武延明
Warlord
Mo Sing-chi and Ngan Sui-wan's eldest son
Mo Sam-si's nephew
Mo Yin-tak's elder brother
Consort Chun's lover
Killed Consort Chun by mistake in Episode 1
Executed by Dik Yan-kit in Episode 2
(Villain)
Stephen Wong Mo Yin-tak
武延德
Warlord
Mo Sing-chi and Ngan Sui-wan's second son
Mo Sam-si's nephew
Mo Yin-ming's younger brother
Sheung-koon Yuen-tee's fiance
Died with Mo Sing-chi in Episode 20
(Semi-villain)

The Sung family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Mimi Chu Cheung So-ngor
張素娥
A casino and brothel owner
Sung Ting-yuk's mother
Killed by Mo Sing-chi in Episode 19
Sunny Chan Sung Ting-yuk
宋庭玉
A constable
Cheung So-ngor's son
Dik Ching-luen's fiance
Dik Yan-kit's subordinate
Killed by Mo Sing-chi in Episode 19
30
Lau Kong Sung Cheung-kwai
宋祥貴
Sung family housekeeper
Sung Yat-fu's father
Lam King-kong Sung Yat-fu
宋一虎
Sung Cheung-kwai's son
Wong Fung Ha Chau Kuk
秋菊
Cheung So-ngor's maiden
Killed by Mo Sing-chi in Episode 19

The Cho family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Law Lok-lam Cho Chin-hang
曹展鏗
Leung Choi-dip's husband
Cho-yuet and Cho-hon's father
Dik Yan-kit's father-in-law
Fung So-bor Leung Choi-dip
梁彩蝶
Cho Chin-hang's second wife
Cho-yuet's stepmother
Cho-hon's mother
Dik Yan-kit's mother-in-law
Sonija Kwok Cho-yuet
曹月
Cho Chin-hang's daughter
Leung Choi-dip's stepdaughter
Cho-hon's half-sister
Dik Yan-kit's second wife
Fred Cheng Cho-hon
曹漢
Cho Chin-hang and Leung Choi-dip's son
Cho-yuet's half-brother
Dik Yan-kit's brother-in-law
Expelled to Cangzhou for the Dynasty's gold loss

The Royal court of Zhou Dynasty[edit]

Cast Role Description
Rebecca Chan Mo Chak-tin
武則天
Queen regnant of Zhou
Lee Hin's mother
Consort Wai, Consort Chor, Consort Chun's mother-in-law
Mo Sing-chi and Mo Sam-si's aunt
Sheung-koon Yuen-yee's superior
70
Raymond Cho Lee Hin
李顯
Former Emperor of Tang
Degraded to "Prince of Lu Ling" by Mo Chak-tin
Mo Chak-tin's son
Consort Wai, Consort Chor, Consort Chun's husband
Promoted to Crown Prince in Episode 20
40
Claire Yiu Consort Wai
韋妃
Mo Chak-tin's daughter-in-law
Lee Hin's concubine
Consort Chor's enemy
(Villain)
Queenie Chu Consort Chor
楚妃
Mo Chak-tin's daughter-in-law
Lee Hin's concubine
Consort Wai's enemy
Executed by Mo Chak Tin in Episode 18
(Villain)
Tracy Ip Empress Chun
秦妃
Mo Chak-tin's daughter-in-law
Lee Hin's concubine
Consort Chor's enemy
Mo Yin-ming's mistress
Accidentally killed by Mo Yin-ming in Episode 1
Leila Tong Sheung-koon Yuen-yee
上官婉兒
Mo Chak-tin's secretary and trusted follower
Cheng Ping's daughter
Mo Yin-tak's fiancee
20
Karen Lee Yee Mui
綺梅
Maid of Honor
Bribed by Ngan Sui-wan to change medicines taken by Mo Chak-tin
Committed suicide in Episode 9
(Villain)
Lily Li Cheng Ping
鄭萍
Sheung-koon Yuen-yee's mother
Failed to kill Mo Chak-tin by poisoning and committed suicide in Episode 11
(Villain)

Viewership ratings[edit]

The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership. "Viewers in millions" refers to the number of people, derived from TVB Jade ratings (not including TVB HD Jade), in Hong Kong who watched the episode live. The peak number of viewers are in brackets.

Week Episode(s) Average points Peaking points Viewers (in millions) References
1
1 — 5
28
1.79 (—)
[1]
2
6 — 10
30
34
1.92 (2.18)
[2]
3
11 — 15
31
36
2.05 (2.31)
[3]
4
16 — 20*
31
34
2.05 (2.18)
[4]
*Episode 20, the finale episode, peaked at 32 points with 2.10 million viewers.[4]

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