Best Selling Secrets

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Best Selling Secrets
Best Selling Secrets.jpg
Best Selling Secrets poster
Genre Sitcom
Starring Esther Kwan
Elaine Jin
Alvina Kong
Vin Choi
Gregory Wong
Yoyo Chen
Stephen Au
Bill Chan
Wayne Lai
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 364
Producer(s) TVB
Location(s) Hong Kong
Running time 20 minutes
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format

4:3 576i (Mar 12, 2007-Dec 30, 2007)

16:9 1080i (HDTV) (Dec 31, 2007-Aug 7, 2008)
Original release March 12, 2007 – August 7, 2008
Related shows Off Pedder
External links

Best Selling Secrets (Traditional Chinese: 同事三分親) is a TVB modern sitcom series broadcast from March 2007 to August 2008.

The sitcom is about office politics in an advertisement company, as well as family and romantic relationships amongst the characters.


Wong Ka-Nam (Esther Kwan) disappeared to the United States, leaving behind her son and husband in Hong Kong. When her husband dies in an airplane accident looking for her, Wong Ka-Nam's son, Luk Chit (Vin Choi) is taken into the custody of her mother-in-law, Ng Hang (Elaine Jin). After eighteen long years, Wong Ka-Nam wishes to see her son again and returns to Hong Kong. However, she is met with adamant resistance from her mother-in-law, who views Ka-Nam as bad luck, blaming her for the death of her son. Highly protective of her grandson and fearing that Wong Ka-Nam will attempt to take him away, Ka Nam's mother-in-law does everything in her power to keep mother and son apart.

However Wong Ka-Nam is ironically assisted by her own son, who befriends her and secures her office job in his advertising agency. Most of story involves comedic and complex dynamics of office and family politics between rivals, friendship and romance within the office and household, while in the midst of Wong Ka-Nam watching over her son.


Main cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Esther Kwan Wong Ka-Nam (Wong Fa)
黃家嵐 (黃花)
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Consultant
Luk Chit's mother.
Yin Wai-Sun's girlfriend.
Ng Han's daughter-in-law.
Vin Choi (蔡淇俊) Luk Chit
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Photographer
Wong Ka-Nam's son.
Ho Tung-Tung's boyfriend.
Elaine Jin Ng Hang
Tai Chi Master
Luk Chit's grandmother.
Wong Ka-Nam's mother-in-law.
Tin Joi-Shan's girlfriend.
Bill Chan Tin Joi-Shan
Ng Hang's boyfriend.
Yuen Man-Cheung's restaurant partner.
Elvina Kong Dai On-Na/Man On-Na (Diana)
Xing (形) Advertising Agency CEO
Kau Chun's lover.
Man Chi-Cheung's daughter.
Yin Wai-Sun's ex-girlfriend.
Man Sing-Kwan's stepsister/rival.
Geoffrey Wong (黃子雄) Yin Wai-Sun (Vincent)
Xing (形) Advertising Agency CEO
Wong Ka-Nam's boyfriend.
Dai On-Na's ex-boyfriend.
Stephen Au David Mo Gei-Yung
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Creative Supervisor
Man Sing-Kwan's lover.
Wai Yat's friend.
Tsui Wing (徐榮) Tony Kau Tsun
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Senior Assistant
Dai On-Na's lover.
Brian Burrell (布韋傑) Wai Yat
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Director
Mo Gei-Yung's friend.
Ming Leung's husband.
Wong Cho Lam Lau Wah
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Computer Technician
Luk Chit's best friend.
Ho Tung-Tung's cousin.
Ng Hang's housemaid.
Yoyo Chen (陳自瑤) Kawaii Ho Tung-Tung
Ex-Model/Xing (形) Advertising Agency Photographer
Luk Chit's girlfriend.
Lau Wah's cousin.
Rachel Kan (簡慕華) Doris Xing (形) Advertising Agency Secretary
Yuen Man-Cheung's lover.
Florence Kwok Queenie Man Sing-Kwan
Cho Yu Chim (祖與佔) Advertising Agency Director
Mo Gei-Yung's lover.
Dai On-Na's step sister/rival.
Angela Tong Ming Leung
Ex-Police Officer/Yin (言) Corporation Public Relations Consultant
Wai Yat's wife.
Wong He Ng Gung-Gan (Kilo)
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Business Consultant
Ng Hang's younger brother.
Luk Chit's great uncle.
Aimee Chan Dai En-Loi
Yin (言) Corporation Secretary
Luk Chit's friend.
Ho Tung-Tung's love rival.
Dai Kam's daughter.
Lau Ying Wai (楊英偉) Wong Kwok-Lap
Yin (言) Corporation Senior Consultant
Wong Ka-Nam's older brother.
Luk Chit's uncle.
Lau Kong (劉江) Man Chi-Cheung
Man (文) Corporation President
Yin Ying-Ming's best friend.
Dai On-Na and Man Sing-Kwan's father.
Chan Hung Lit (陳鴻烈) Yin Ying-Ming
Yin ( 言) Corporation President
Man Chi-Cheung's best friend.
Yin Wai-Sun and Yin Wai-Bun's father.
Ng Hang's friend
Mikako Leung (梁珈詠) Lily Lau Ding-Ying
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Receptionist
Lau Ka-Wo's older sister.
Mo Gei-Yung's god-sister.
Raymond Chiu (趙永洪) Marco Lau Ka-Wo
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Accountant
Lau Ding-Ying's younger brother.
Li Man-Kei's friend.
Jim Tang Gary Li Man-Kei
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Accountant
Lau Ka-Wo's friend.
Janice Shum (沈可欣) Michelle Tam Yuk-Ying
Xing (形) Advertising Agency HR Personnel
Helena Wong (黃卓慧) Ann Tse Yan-Yan
Xing (形) Advertising Agency HR Personnel
Summer Joe (夏竹欣) Candy Chung Oi-Ting
Xing (形) Advertising Agency HR Personnel
Cheng Chi Shing (鄭子誠) Yin Wai-Bun
Yin Wai-Sun's older brother.
Yin Ying-Ming's son.
Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹) Hung Sam
Xing (形) Advertising Agency Cleaning/Sanitation Lady
Angelina Lo (盧宛茵) Sheung Koon-Fung
Tai Chi Master
Ho Tung-Tung's mother.
Ng Hang's rival.
Wayne Lai Boris Yuen Man-Cheung
Doris's lover.
Yuen Mei-Yiu's older brother.
Tin Joi-Shan's business partner.
Jeanette Leung (梁政玨) Yuen Mei-Yiu (Mei Mei)
Student/Xing (形) Advertising Agency Temporary Data Entry Clerk
Yuen Man-Cheung's younger sister.
Luk Chit's ex-girlfriend.
Rabee'a Yeung (楊洛婷) Ming Chu
Kau Tsun's cousin.
Lau Wah's lover.

Guest starring[edit]

Cast Role Description
Bernice Liu Herself
(Episode 18)
Catherine Chau (周家怡) Yin Wai-Sun's ex-girlfriend.
(Episode 8)
Stephen Huynh Tommy Badminton Coach
(Episode 23)
Fala Chen To Bing-Bing
Li Gung-Chi ex-girlfriend.
(Episode 28)
Nick Cheung Customer
(Episode 137)
Patrick Dunn Kiu Wai
(Episode 183)
Koni Lui Daisy Li Gung-Chi's ex-girlfriend.
(Episode 192)
Sunny Chan Chan Chi-Kin
(Episode 240, 241, 246, 250)
Louisa So Lai Pong Yue-Yuk
(Episode 242-247)
Joyce Koi (蓋鳴暉) Herself/Opera Singer
(Episode 279)
Queenie Chu Ella Chan Tuxedo Company CEO
Yin Wai-Sun's old classmate.
(Episode 301)
Corinna Chamberlain (陳明恩) Mandarin and Cantonese speaking caucasian lady

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Rocky Cheng (鄭健樂) James Jim Gym Trainer
Chai Siu-Ping's husband.
Fanny Ip (葉凱茵) Chai Siu-Ping 柴小屏 James Jim's wife.
Wong Ka-Nam's friend.
Gill Mohindepaul Singh (喬寶寶) Kiu Kwok-Bo
Senior Police Officer
Ming Leung's ex-boss.
Lawrence Yan (甄志強) Li Gung-Chi (Philip)
Yin Wai-Sun's friend.
Carrie Lam Catherine Yin Wai-Sun's ex-girlfriend.
Mannor Chan (陳曼娜) Dai Fei
Dai On-Na's mother.
Man Chi-Cheung's ex-lover.
Lee Yee Man LuLu Bar Waitress
Lau Ka-Wo's girlfriend.
Sharon Luk Carrie Jewellery Salesperson
Li Gung-Chi's ex-girlfriend.
Law Lok Lam (羅樂林) Dai Kam
Dai En-Loi's father.
Yin Ying-Ming's business rival.

Product placements[edit]

  • Best Selling Secrets was one of the first TVB series that featured placement of products, namely Sony Ericsson mobile phones, which were written into the plot for a few episodes.
  • IBM T2x ThinkPad laptop computers were also featured as mobile workstations of choice for the characters.

Award nominations[edit]

40th TVB Anniversary Awards (2007)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Tsui Wing - Tony Kau Chun)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Wong Cho Lam - Lau Wah)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Stephen Au - David Mo Gei-Yung)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Yoyo Chen - Kawaii Ho Tung-Tung)
  • "My Favourite Male Character Role" (Stephen Au - David Mo Gei-Yung)
  • "My Favourite Male Character Role" (Wong Cho Lam - Lau Wah)
  • "My Favourite Female Character Role" (Esther Kwan - Wong Ka-Nam)
  • "My Favourite Female Character Role" (Elaine Jin - Ng Han)
  • "My Favourite Female Character Role" (Elvina Kong - Diana Dai On-Na)

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Tsui Wing - Tony Kau Chun)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Stephen Au - David Mo Gei-Yung)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Best Selling Secrets - Official Website (Chinese)
  • Esther Kwan's Realm Blog Best Selling Secrets - Episode Summaries, Articles, Screen Captures, and Scans