A Kindred Spirit

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A Kindred Spirit
A Kindred Spirit Poster.jpg
StarringLouise Lee
Lau Dan
Nancy Sit
Kwan Hoi San
Lai Suen
Opening themeChan Ching Sai Syut (真情細說) performed by Joyce Lee[1]
Country of originHong Kong
Original languagesCantonese
No. of episodes1,128 (Hong Kong original TV broadcast editon)
590 (official releasing)
ProducerTsui Yu On
Running timeapprox. 20 minutes (normal)/ 30 minutes (the length of some episodes are extended)/ 45 minutes (official releasing)
Original networkTVB
Original release15 May 1995 (1995-05-15) –
13 November 1999 (1999-11-13)
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A Kindred Spirit (Chinese: 真情) was a television drama series that was broadcast on TVB Jade in Hong Kong from 15 May 1995 to 13 November 1999. It is one of the longest running drama shows in Hong Kong television history (the longest being the sitcom Hong Kong 81 series). Its exceptional longevity still amazes people in a city where scripted TV drama programs typically only last around 20 episodes. The total number of episodes is 1,128. Each episode airs a few days in each week.

The show centres on a family who operates a barbecue pork (char siu) restaurant in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, and their life.


As the show progressed, more and more new characters were added into the show, as in a soap opera. The show finally ended on 13 November 1999 with a lavish farewell that included all the actors who participated in the show from past to present.

Main cast[edit]

Actor Character(s) Notes
Louise Lee Leung Yun Shin
Original cast member
Lau Dan Lee Biu Bing
Original cast member
Nancy Sit Leung Yun Ho
Joined cast in 1996
Kwan Hoi San Leung Yao
梁 友
Joined cast in 1995
Lai Suen Yuen Man Guen
Original cast member
Ram Chiang Lee Tim Fuk
Original cast member
Louisa So Chan Wing Kum
Original cast member, departed
Kenix Kwok Lee Daw Foon
Original cast member, departed in 1995
Ben Wong Yung Heung Hoi
Original cast member
Angie Cheung Lee Choi Yiu
Ng Fong Gwai
Original cast member, departed and returned
Marco Lo Tong Lap Sang
Joined cast in 1996
Lau Nam Kwong Leung Yun Choi
Original cast member, departed
Sze Ming Ma Yuk Yu
Original cast member, departed
Florence Kwok Lee Daw Yan
Original cast member
Hawick Lau Lee Tim On
Original cast member
Sin-hung Tam Auntie Yung (容妹 or 容姨) Original cast member. [2]

Impact on Hong Kong Culture[edit]

The show's impact on Hong Kong culture is immense, although its influence is fading away as new series are being aired. Everyone can remember the approximate arc of the story and most can sing the theme song.

The impact of the show on its cast is enormous, some actors have suffered a form of "curse" from the series, being that they can never break out of their mold that were set during this series. A good example is the actor who played Ji Ho in the series. His performance on the series was so convincing and memorable that it has prevented him from playing heroes or protagonists since his run on the show ended (though he did play some protagonist roles recently).

Kindred Spirit is shown in Hong Kong on TVB's Grand Theatre Channel, which belongs to TVB's new pay television services. The show aired in Canada via Fairchild TV.

The show was previously on rerun on Thursday, 13 September 2007 from Monday to Friday at 2:15pm on TVB Jade in Hong Kong.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Tam Sin Hung's 92 Years Old Husband Lam Tak Keung Passes Away". ahmike.com. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2020.