The Yang's Saga

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The Yang's Saga
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HK DVD cover
(from left to right: Michael Miu, Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Felix Wong)
Genre Historical drama, action, fantasy
Written by Peter Pang
Directed by Johnnie To
Raymond Lee
Siu Kin-hing
Starring Andy Lau
Tony Leung
Chow Yun-fat
Felix Wong
Michael Miu
Francis Ng
Ha Yu
Kent Tong
Alex Man
Ng Man-tat
Kenneth Tsang
Michael Tao
Paul Chun
Maggie Cheung
Carina Lau
Liza Wang
Carol Cheng
Angie Chiu
Jaime Chik
Kathy Chow
Margie Tsang
Teresa Mo
Sharon Yeung
Mini Kung
Kiki Sheung
Opening theme Yung Tse Mo Tik (勇者無敵)
performed by Leslie Cheung
Composer(s) Joseph Koo
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Tim-shing
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 40 minutes per episode
Production company(s) TVB
Broadcast
Original channel TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 23 – 28 September 1985
The Yang's Saga
Traditional Chinese 楊家將
Simplified Chinese 杨家将
Literal meaning Generals of the Yang Clan

The Yang's Saga is a 1985 Hong Kong miniseries based on a series of novels and plays titled Generals of the Yang Clan. The series is a grand production by the television station TVB. The original broadcast period on TVB Jade was from 23 to 28 September 1985, within the night time slot for Enjoy Yourself Tonight. Starring the Five Tiger Generals of TVB, the drama also featured the largest star-studded cast in Hong Kong television history, including many of the industry's current top award-winning global and cinematic stars.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

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

Yeung clan[edit]

Cast Role Description
Yeung Chak-lam Yeung Yip
(Yeung Ling-kung)
Patriarch of the Yeung clan and father of the nine Yeung children. He is the reincarnation of the Star of Pang, who was sent to Earth by the Jade Emperor to help the Sung Dynasty counter the Liu invaders.
Sheung Yee Sheh Choi-fa
(Yeung Ling-po)
Yeung Yip's wife and mother of the nine Yeung children
Newton Lai Yeung Yin-yuk
(Yeung Tai-long)
Oldest son
Susanna Au-yeung Cheung Kam-ting
(Yeung Dai-neung)
Yeung Yin-yuk's wife
Francis Ng Yeung Yin-ting
(Yeung Yee-long)
Second son
Kiki Sheung Wan Chui-ying
(Yeung Yee-neung)
Yeung Yin-ting's wife
Lee Kwok-lun Yeung Yin-on
(Yeung Sam-long)
Third son
Teresa Mo Lo So-mui
(Yeung Sam-neung)
Yeung Yin-on's wife
Michael Miu Yeung Yin-fai
(Yeung Say-long)
Fourth son
Mini Kung Lady Lo
(Yeung Sei-neung)
Yeung Yin-fai's wife
Felix Wong Yeung Yin-tak
(Yeung Ng-long)
Fifth son
Shallin Tse Ma Choi-ying
(Yeung Ng-neung)
Yeung Yin-tak's wife
Andy Lau Yeung Yin-chiu
(Yeung Luk-long)
Sixth son
Carina Lau Princess Chai
(Yeung Luk-neung)
Yeung Yin-chiu's wife
Tony Leung Yeung Yin-chi
(Yeung Chat-long)
Seventh son. He is the reincarnation of the Duke of Thunder, who was sent to Earth by the Jade Emperor to help the Star of Pang.
Margie Tsang To Kam-ngor
(Yeung Tsat-neung)
Yeung Yin-chi's wife. She is a reincarnation of the Goddess of Yellow Heaven, a servant of the Goddess of the Nine Heavens. She was banished to Earth as punishment for falling in love with the Duke of Thunder.
Sharon Yeung Yeung Yin-kei
(Yeung Bat-mui)
Eighth child and older daughter
Kathy Chow Yeung Yin-ying
(Yeung Kau-mui)
Ninth child and younger daughter
Chun Wong Mang Leung Captain of the Yeung Clan Army
Chan Wing-chun Chiu Chan Mang Leung's deputy
Lee Heung-kam To Dai-neung To Kam-ngor's mother

Poon family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Lau Siu-ming Poon Hung Patriarch of the Poon clan and father of the Poon children. He is the reincarnation of the Mountain Rat Spirit, who descended to Earth to battle the Star of Pang.
So Hang-suen Lady Poon Poon Hung's wife and mother of the Poon children
Felix Lok Poon Lung Oldest son
Michael Tao Poon Fu Second son
Poon Wang-pan Poon Pau Third son

Sung royal family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Lam Lap-sam Emperor Toi-tso Founding emperor of the Sung Dynasty
Lee Lung-kei Emperor Toi-tsung Toi-tso's younger brother and successor
Lui Yau-wai Empress Lee
Patricia Chong Consort Poon Poon Hung's daughter
Kent Tong Prince Bat-yin Son of Emperor Toi-tso and nephew of Emperor Toi-tsung

Sung court officials[edit]

Cast Role Description
Lo Hoi-pang Pao Ching Reincarnation of the Star of Megrez
Ha Yu Kau Chun Reincarnation of the Star of Nunki
Ho Kwai-lam Eunuch Tsui
Lau Dan Fu-yuen Tsan
Liu Kai-chi Fu-yuen Pei-hin

Liao Dynasty[edit]

Cast Role Description
Maggie Li Empress Dowager Siu Reincarnation of the Red-whiskered Dragon. She rules as regent of the Liu Dynasty in place of her underage son.
Lau Kong Emperor Ging-tsung Ruler of the Liu Dynasty and husband of Empress Dowager Siu
Jaime Chik Princess Ching-lin Levies Yeung Yin-fai as her prince consort during his captivity
Joan Tong Princess Bik-lin
Kwok Fung Siu Tin-chor Generals of the Liu army. They are actually celestial generals sent to Earth to help the Red-whiskered Dragon attack the Sung Dynasty.
Benz Hui Siu Tin-yau
Stephan Yip Ye-luet Hai-dai General of the Liu army

Deities[edit]

Cast Role Description
Kenneth Tsang Jade Emperor
Liza Wang Goddess of Mount Wa
Angie Chiu Koon-yam
Maggie Cheung Divine Lady of Nine Heavens
Lee Shu-kwai Golden Boy
Maggie Siu Jade Girl
Wong Wun-choi Kwai-kuk-tsi
Ng Man-tat Monk of Mount Ng-toi
Alex Man Philosopher Hon Sheung Eight Immortals
Chow Yun-fat Lui Tung-ban
Carol Cheng Immortal Woman Ho
Tam Bing-man Chung-lei Kuen
Pau Fong Elder Cheung Kwok
Chan Fuk-sang Lam Choi-wo
Cheung Ying-choi Royal Uncle Cho
Chu Tit-wo Iron-Crutch Lee

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