|Created by||Phang Kai Yee 彭凯毅|
|Written by||Phang Kai Yee 彭凯毅
Seah Choon Guan 谢俊源
|Directed by||Chong Liung Man 张龙敏|
|Opening theme||光荣角色 by Power Station|
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|Original language(s)||Chinese, with some English dialogue|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Producer(s)||Chia Mien Yang 谢敏洋|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes|
|Original channel||Mediacorp Channel 8|
|Picture format||16:9 Widescreen|
|Original release||18 February 2013 – 15 March 2013|
|Preceded by||It's a Wonderful Life|
|Followed by||Break Free|
|Related shows||True Heroes (2003)
Point of Entry (2010)
C.L.I.F. 3 (2014)
C.L.I.F. 2 (Courage, Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness, or 警徽天职2) was a police procedural series produced by MediaCorp Singapore in 2013 in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force. It was broadcast from 18 February to 15 March 2013 on free-to-air MediaCorp Channel 8 and consists of 20 episodes. The drama stars Qi Yuwu, Joanne Peh, Li Nanxing, Rui En and Pierre Png in the main roles with a large ensemble supporting cast. Crime-prevention tips have also made its return, becoming the third series where News Tonight commentaries are not announced.
C.L.I.F. 警徽天职 was the 2nd most watched drama for 2011 with an average viewership of 924,000. The final episode attracted over 1,041,000 viewers. It also had 47,844 streams per episode, the highest average number of streams per episode on MediaCorp's Catch-Up TV portal on Xinmsn. Also, since 2011 top rated drama Love Thy Neighbour cannot produce a sequel, it is implied that C.L.I.F. would produce a sequel.
The series was also praised for the departure away from an idealised depiction of police officers and its realistic portrayal of the unseen struggles and obstacles police officers often face. In response, MediaCorp commissioned a second season, again in collaboration with the SPF, and filming began at the end of September. Most of the main cast is retained. Prior to filming, it was confirmed that Tay Ping Hui and Tracy Lee will not be returning and Rui En, Pierre Png and Li Nanxing will join the cast. C.L.I.F. 2 is made its debut on 18 February 2013.
The series continues from where C.L.I.F. left off with new cases and new cast members. Yew Jia is now a Senior Investigating Officer and has begun a relationship with Xin Yi, who had partnered with him in the CID on a temporary transfer. Former uniformed officer Kok Hung was recently transferred to the Special Investigations Section in the CID. Seetoh Yan remains in charge but is assigned as Head Investigation Officer as well.
Yew Jia is assigned a new partner Jimmy, a veteran policeman, and their friendship begins awkwardly when Jimmy accidentally mistook Yew Jia for a molester and "arrests" him. Kok Hung's follow-the-book approach does not bode well with his partners as he has to learn to adjust to a different way of approaching cases than he was used to during his days on uniformed patrol at a NPC. His superior is Tse Keat, a headstrong career woman who has yet to find her other half. When her long-time colleague and forensics expert Lantian challenges her to meet someone as a speed-dating event, not wanting to lose the wager, she accepts. Xin Yi's dream comes true when she earns a transfer to the CID and assigned to the Serious Sexual Crimes Branch. She meets the resident medical examiner Dr Chow and becomes torn between him and Yew Jia.
The officers from the different branches at Tanglin Police Division work together to tackle all sorts of cases ranging from misdemeanours such as theft to more major cases such as violent crime, elaborate scams and prostitution. Unfortunately for some, their personal lives interfere with their jobs and they are forced to make difficult decisions. Kok Hung is grief-stricken when his fiancée is murdered and struggles to keep his emotions in check. Seetoh Yan gets a shock of her life when her usually mild-mannered son becomes a suspect in separate rape and assault cases. Xin Yi becomes worried her sister Jen is hanging out with the wrong crowd when Jen becomes a suspect in one of Yew Jia's cases. Keat's memory of her own sister's disappearance and murder returns to haunt her during a series of kidnapping-cum-murder investigations and the similarities in modus operandi leads her to suspect the same perpetrator has returned. Meanwhile, a dashing young psychologist Tse Keat and Lantian befriend is not all he seems.
The characters names are in both Chinese and dialect (if any) romanization.
|Qi Yuwu 戚玉武||Tang Yaojia 唐耀佳
SSI Tang Yew Jia
|Senior Investigating Officer in the Tanglin PD CID
|Joanne Peh 白𧃸秀||Liao Xinyi 廖心怡
ASP Leow Xin Yi
|CID officer in the Serious Sexual Crime Branch
|Aileen Tan 陈丽贞||Situ Yan 司徒燕
Supt Seetoh Yan
|Head Investigation Officer of Tanglin PD||1, 4, 5, 9-11, 14, 15, 19, 20|
|Li Nanxing 李南星||Wei Lantian 魏蓝天
ASP Wee Lam Tian
|Head of Forensic Management Branch (FMB)
Zhijie's boyfriend and later husband
|Rui En 瑞恩||Huang Zhijie 黄芷婕
Ng Tze Keat
|Officer-in-charge Team C of Special Investigation Section (SIS)
Yanjun's ex-girlfriend and Lantian's girlfriend later wife
|Andie Chen 陈邦鋆||Zhao Guohuang 赵国煌
Chao Kok Hung
|Deputy Officer-in-charge Team C (SIS)||1-4, 6-9, 12, 15-20|
|Hu Wensui 胡间遂||Xu Haoping 许浩平||Member of Team C (SIS)||1-4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15-20|
|Jessica Ang||Nico||Member of a Team C (SIS)||1-4, 7, 12, 13, 16, 18-20|
|杨建忠||Eric||Member of Team C (SIS)||1-4, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18-20|
|Pierre Png 方展发||Chen Yanjun 陈彦均
Chan Yin Kwun
|Psychiatrist, Main Antagonist
|4-6, 8, 9, 11, 13-20|
|Thomas Ong 王沺裁||Zhou Zhiheng 周志恆
Dr Chow Chee Heng
Carries a torch for XinYi
|2, 4-11, 13, 15-20|
|Cavin Soh 苏智诚||Dai Dadong 戴大东
|Senior Investigation Officer in Tanglin PD
|Silver Ang 洪子惠||Shen Wenlin 沈文霖||Member of the FMB
|2-5, 7-9, 11-13, 15-20|
|Aloysius Pang 冯伟哀||Jiang Yongzhe 江永哲||Situ Yan's son||5, 8-11, 14, 20|
|Shane Pow 包勋评||Shane Loh 罗俊贤||Jen's ex-boyfriend||14, 15-17|
|Jayley Woo 胡佳琪||Jen Leow 廖贞婷||Liao Xinyi's half-sister
|Xavier Ong 王胜宇||Xiao Jiahao 萧家豪||Ex-convict, suspect in murder of Guohuang's wife||6, 7|
|Luis Lim Yongkun 林永银||Wang Baoguang 王宝光||Taxi robber||12|
|Tony Kim Ju Gong 金举拱||黃花雄||Zhijie's father||1, 6, 8, 18, 20|
|Jerry Manuel Koedding||Stanley Erickson||Yanjun's client||13, 15, 16, 20|
|Benjamin Heng 王智国||Tang Yaocheng 唐耀成||Yaojia's older brother||8, 10, 12, 14, 16|
References to other dramas
- The first episode featured a short clip from Crime Busters x 2 (2008) where Zhijie and Lantian were discussing about how crime serials were produced according to the way the TV station wants to direct. Tay Ping Hui, who was also in the original C.L.I.F., was also seen during the credits reel on TV.
- The TV serial Together (2009) was shown briefly in episode 4, and in episode 7 where Guohuang and Ailin test out the 3D TVs in a Gain City outlet.
- Rui En is frequently seen watching Hong Kong drama Forensic Heroes.
- Incidentally, Li Nanxing and Pierre Png also had scenes together in Beyond.
- Shaun Chen, Chen Hanwei and Yao Wenlong is seen watching the scene where Li Nanxing and Rui En gets married (episode 20) in episode 13 of Blessings.
- Chen Hanwei and Yao Wenlong can be seen watching the series in episode 20 of Blessings, as Shaun Chen prepares to leave the house.
This drama is eighth drama on Astro to be broadcast exclusive to Malaysia after its first telecast of two weeks.
|Country of Broadcast||Broadcasting Network||Debut||Finale||Preceded by||Followed by|
|Malaysia||Astro Shuang Xing||6 March 2013 at 4.30pm, weekdays
(encore on 7 March at 3.30pm, weekdays)
|2 April 2013
(encore on 3 April)
|It's a Wonderful Life||Marry Me|
C.L.I.F. 2 won one award in the Asian Television Awards. Pierre Png won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Highly Commended" award. It also clinched 1 out of 5 awards for the Star Awards, the Top Rated Drama Serial in 2013.
|Nominee / Work||Award||Accolade||Result|
|Pierre Png 方展发||Asian Television Awards 2013||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Highly Commended|
|Seah Choon Guan 谢俊源
Tang Yeow 陈耀
|Star Awards 20 Show 1
|Li Nanxing 李南星
Rui En 瑞恩
|Favourite Onscreen Couple
|C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职2||Top Rated Drama Serial 2013
|Aileen Tan 陈丽贞||Star Awards 20 Show 2
|Best Supporting Actress
|C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职2||Best Drama Serial
- List of MediaCorp Channel 8 Chinese Drama Series (2010s)
- C.L.I.F. (TV series)
- List of C.L.I.F. episodes
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- Also spelt Chan Yin Kwan
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