The Last Breakthrough
|The Last Breakthrough
The Last Breakthrough promo poster
|Written by||Lau Choi Wan (劉彩雲)
Wong Hiu Chong (黃曉莊)
Lo Mei Wun (盧美雲)
|Opening theme||Heart Breathing 愛亦近 by Raymond Lam|
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Producer(s)||Lam Chi Wah|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original run||November 15, 2004 – December 26, 2004|
|Preceded by||Split Second|
|Followed by||Shades of Truth|
|The Last Breakthrough|
|Literal meaning||"Heaven Saint Healer"|
The Last Breakthrough (Traditional Chinese: 天涯俠醫; literally "Heaven Saint Healer") (Chinese: 天涯俠醫; Jyutping: tin1 ngaai4 haap6 ji1) is a 2004 Hong Kong television medical drama produced by TVB. The drama revolves around a group of doctors that volunteers and provide medical relief to the less fortunate and third world countries. Medical relief scenes for third world countries were filmed in Kenya, Africa.
Ah Fun (Nick Cheung) and his girlfriend Eva (Gigi Leung) return from Kenya after volunteering with LifeForce. Before they had undertaken the trip, Eva had asked Ah Fun many times to accompany her to Kenya, though he had refused because he was busy treating wealthy patients in Hong Kong. Ah Fun takes Eva out to dinner and talk of how beautiful it was in Kenya and how they should go there some time after their marriage. However, fate strikes them as Eva is run over by a car after their dinner trying to pick up a key-ring that Ah Fun had given to her.
After the incident, Ah Fun visits Kenya because of Eva's influence. On his way to the LifeForce camp, he encounters a pregnant woman in trouble who is about to give birth to a baby boy. Ah Fun stops and helps the woman, who gives birth to a baby boy. The incident inspires Ah Fun to become an obstetrician so he can help give birth to more babies. Eight years later, Ah Fun has a clinic opened to serve the people in the neighbourhood, sometimes even for free. He has changed completely from being competitive and greedy for power to helpful and cheerful. The story continues on about how he and his friends help out at LifeForce.
His life changes when Hong Kiu (Sonija Kwok) comes along. Hong Kiu is in love with Ah Fun but Ah Fun still cannot forget Eva. After many things (including a one night stand), Hong Kiu and Ah Fun finally get together and they marry. But tragedy strikes again when Hong Kiu is diagnosed with womb cancer while she is pregnant. The doctors advise her to get rid of the baby and cut the tumor, but she refuses; instead, she waits until the baby is born and then accepts the surgery.
The surgery ends tragically and Hong Kiu is now in a coma. Ah Fun continues to visit her with their daughter every day at the same time. After persistent waiting, she awakes and the family travels to Kenya.
- Nick Cheung as Wong Po Fun (王甫芬)
- Raymond Lam as Ken Tsai Bak Heng (齊百恆)
- Sonija Kwok as Hong Kiu (康喬)
- Leila Tong as Ha Hiu Ching (夏曉晴)
- Sharon Chan as Yoyo Ko Siu Yau (高小柔)
- Andrew Lin as Ho Ching (賀正)
- Kiki Sheung as Wong Po Hing (王甫馨)
- Lee Chi Hung as Jack Tsai Ka Sheung (齊嘉尚)
- Bosco Wong as Tung Chi Sum (童子琛)
- Selena Li as Shirley Fong Xuet Yi (方學兒)
- Mimi Lo as Kitty Lai Sum Kit(黎心潔)
- Lee Ka Sing as Yiu Chun Sun (姚俊新)
- Margaret Chung as Susan So
- Kenneth Ma as Dr. Shek
Special Guest Star