Off Pedder

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Off Pedder
畢打自己人
Off Pedder.jpg
Off Pedder official poster
Genre Comedy
Starring Teresa Mo
Elaine Jin
Wayne Lai
Elvina Kong
Wong Cho Lam
Aimee Chan
Joyce Cheng
Stephen Au
Tsui Wing
Ivan Ho
Ng Kwun Lai
Chan Hung Lit
Theme music composer Mozart
Opening theme "Mozart's Serenade No. 13"
Ending theme "無人完美" (No One is Perfect) by
Joyce Cheng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 337
Production
Producer(s) TVB
Location(s) Hong Kong
Running time 22 minutes
Release
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 20, 2008 – February 12, 2010
Chronology
Related shows Best Selling Secrets
Some Day
External links
Website
Off Pedder
Traditional Chinese 畢打自己人
Simplified Chinese 畢打自己人

Off Pedder (Traditional Chinese: 畢打自己人) is a TVB modern drama series broadcast since October 2008 and ended on 12 February 2010.

The sitcom is about office politics in a magazine company, as well as family and romantic relationships amongst the characters, with the majority of the cast from Best Selling Secrets.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Chiu (潮) Magazine is part of the Kam Bo Corporation, and has its offices on Pedder Street in Hong Kong (thus giving rise to the name of the series). The show centres on the politics of the Chiu (潮) and Kam Bo office, and the lives of the characters who work in this office.

Central to the plot are Yan Seung (Teresa Mo), who takes up a position early on in the series as editor of Chiu (潮). The initial plot focused on her rivalry with the Head of Sales, Susan Ka So-Shan (Elaine Jin). As more characters were introduced, the plot expanded to focus on Yim Yue Tai (Stephen Au) and Yu Ka Sing (Wayne Lai). How will these four individuals affect Pedder Street and who will become the ultimate leader of Chiu (潮) Magazine...?

Episode Guide[edit]

Off_Pedder_Team
Episode Number Title Description
1 Looking for a job Seung is hired as the chief editor of Chao Magazine. Her first interview is with Susan, who later takes up a job at Chao as director of sales.
2 First day at work Seung resigns after her first article for Chao whilst Susan goes to work for the first time and meets Joyce, Marco and Kin. Many workers resign because of Susan.
3 Our Saviour George begs his daughter Seung to save Chao. She finally agrees and hires a famous writer. However, Susan tries to stop the writer from working at Chao.
4 Around the clock With one day to the release of a new edition of the magazine, the whole teamwork through the night. Bao goes to order food, meeting Gary, a fashion enthusiast. Seung asks him to be Chao’s fashion editor.
5 Fake Calls & Handbags Susan wants to celebrate the new edition by asking Yim to invite them to dinner, but Yim fakes a phone call to leave. The team writes an article on a shop selling fake handbags with Bao going to investigate.
6 Meeting the Gangster Seung hires Bao Kwok Yan as an assistant. The team goes out for dinner, Yim takes the leftovers and Bao is responsible for paying. However, in the end he uses the money to help his friends instead.
7 We are Hiring Both the editorial and sales departments have advertised positions. Susan hires Icy as a sales clerk whilst Seung hires Paula and Tang, both of whom were rejected by Susan.
8 The love of food Susan applies "legislation 30" to her team. Seung wants to write a health article, but Susan wants to advertise fatty foods. Susan throws out Seung's work documents, Joyce tries to return them, but sees Susan so says she has found tissues. Yim claims they are his.
9 One of a kind Susan helps Kerry write an article on a world-famous ring as there is only one in the world. However, she breaks it and blames Kerry. Bao, who is in charge of the editorial (whilst Seung is overseas), goes to return the ring.
10 Camera Business Dang and Paula go to do an interview together because they need the same camera.
11 Money Allowance Bao meets with the office workers to try to increase the department’s money allowance, but realises that the only way to do this is to befriend Kin, but instead he makes mistake causing the department’s budget to be reduced.
12 Love for George Susan stalks George in order to get Jim’s record disc, as she is on the front cover, but she fails and the record disc is used in the newest article.
13 All about Marco Bao needs to rent out his empty room in his house to get money to pay the rent for his house. He ends up renting his room to Marco. Icy says that guy only says “hello, time to see customer and bye”. Bao sleeps during the day because of this and his mates prank him.
14 On line Date Kin meets an online guy who is interested in her, Bao helps him to chat with her but in the end finds out that he is a con man, who is trying to steal people’s money.
15 Addicted to shops Seung loves shopping and bets George that if she doesn’t buy anything for a week George will get the money to buy a new audio system for his bar. However, Yim sends her to a fashion conference, meaning she loses, making George really happy.
16 Joyce gets promoted The boys try to prank Susan, but make Joyce carry it out. Susan steals a necklace and blames it on Joyce. Later she promotes Joyce
17 George's watch and CoCo George blames his maid for stealing his watch and kicks her out, however, she later reveals it was a girl named CoCo had taken her home and George had given her his watch.
18 Famous Singer of the 80s Seung’s maid ruins a chance to interview with a famous singer since they once had hated each other.
19 Scandal Marco wants a famous company to advertise at Chao. However, Gary wants to expose a scandal about the owner.
20 Ben & Jim George meets with his friends Ben & Jim and Susan ends up hiring them to do an advertisement.
21 Yim’s Birthday Seung takes Yim out for his birthday and he recounts of the time his son taught him a lesson in being cheap.
22 Return it Yim Yu Tai wants what he owns. Yim keeps on thinking it is the watch he gave him. Turns out he sent the text to the wrong person. Yim wants to celebrate but tells Seung to pay. Seung tells Bao to pay instead.
23 Paula vs Tang Tang and Paula go to interview an old lady. Tang fails first, so Paula goes. She later accuses him of stealing her microchip with the photos.
24 New mates Gary moves into Bao’s house and Tang is paid by the 3 guys (Bao, Gary and Marco) to do the house chores
25 Tina vs Seung Tina is trying to make Seung lose her job, so she comes up with a vicious plan. Kin makes Seung sign a contract used as evidence, planned by Tina. Herman helps Seung by texting her a computer file.
26 New camera man Yim Yu Tai, Yim’s son is hired to be the new photographer for Chao. The team test him out for a week. Whilst, Yim and Seung hide overseas for the week, leaving Susan to interview Yu Tai.
27 Yim’s Plan Yu Tai goes to work for the first day and meets his dad, Yim invites Yu Tai, Seung, her dad and also Tina together. Yim tricks Yu Tai into moving in and living with him.
28 Conflict with the camera man Yu Tai keeps on losing his ID card in order to get Yim to remove the strict ID card rule for employees.
29 Tina vs Kin The office employees try to make Kin work for them, but fail to get her to join their side.
30 Ella Susan and George are rumoured to have a daughter Ella together, Seung investigates but will she find out the truth?
31 Exposing the restaurant Susan helps Paula to make an interview to a restaurant owner. However, Paula wants to review the truth behind the dirty restaurant. Gary pranks Susan in not handing in his work and Marco doesn’t finish his on time blaming Joyce for losing his USB. Paula sees this and tries to help Joyce.
32 Gambling is always bad The 4 boys (Marco, Tang, Bao, Gary) gamble with a man living in Tang’s apartment, making the old man lose terribly, but turns out he was a journalist for another magazine trying to steal information.
33 Tang and Kam Tang makes friends with Lee Yee Kam and Ko Ling. The boys are angry with his relationship and tell Tang to invite the office workers to a party, but Tang pranks them inviting Kam and the older secretaries which shocks everyone.
34 Joyce loses Yim’s money Yim fakes another phone call when the workers decide to have a dinner party, however, Yu Tai uncovers the fake call, meaning Yim ends up paying. Joyce loses the envelope with the money in it and they are unable to get the food in time, but Icy ends up helping them.
35 Suki and the photos Yip Chee Yeou (Suki), a famous model with Yu Tai taking photos for this edition, however she doesn’t let him take them. Later, Seung tells her Yu Tai relationship with his “old wife” and she overhears secretaries talking about his relationship with Yim, prompting Suki to accept taking the photos. Yu Tai says he is still in love with Seung to get Suki to leave.
36 Susan's Ex Susan gets into a fight with her ex-husband and new girlfriend over the house she is living in.

Cast[edit]

Chiu(潮) Magazine[edit]

Editorial Department[edit]

Cast Role Description
Teresa Mo Yan Seung (Ivy)
殷賞
Age 38
Chiu Magazine Chief Editor
Yan Dai-Dak's daughter.
Yim Yue-Tai's ex-wife.
Bao Kwok-Yan's landlady
Aimee Chan Chan Bo Lai (Paula)
陳寶拉
Age 23
Chiu Magazine Reporter
Undercover agent
Jim Tang So Tung Wo (Gary)
蘇同和
Age 25
Chiu Magazine Reporter
Joyce Cheng Yu Lok Yee (Joyce)
余樂兒
Age 23
Chiu Magazine Sales Clerk
Yu Ka-Sing's younger sister.

Transferred to Editorial Department in episode 111

Wong Cho Lam Tang Lai Kwan
鄧勵軍
Age 25
Chiu Magazine Reporter Trainee
Leaves for Switzerland in episode 253

Sales and Marketing Department[edit]

Cast Role Description
Wayne Lai Yu Ka Sing
余家昇
Age 42
Chiu Magazine Director
Yu Lok-Yee's older brother.
Yan Seung's husband
Undercover Agent
Elvina Kong Gam Yiu Kin
金堯堅
Age 33
Chiu Magazine Sales Department Secretary
Leaves in episode 107 with Richard to Brunei to be his secretary
Returns to her old position in episode 129 after arbitrarily resigning her position with Richard.
Bao Kwok-Yan's lover
Raymond Chiu (趙永洪) Mok Dik Ko (Marco)
莫迪高
Age 29
Chiu Magazine Sales Clerk
Yip Chee Yeou's (Suki's) boyfriend
Tsui Wing (徐榮) Bao Kwok Yan
包國仁
Age 37
Chiu Magazine Assistant Chief Editor
Truck Driver
Ex-Gangster
Transferred to Sales Department in episode 113
Gam Yiu-Kin's boyfriend
Celine Ma (馬蹄露) Lee Yee Kam
李綺琴
Kam Bo (金波) Corporation Accounting Clerk
Ko Wai-Ling's cousin.
Gam Yiu-Kin's good friend

Design Department[edit]

Cast Role Description
Law Tin Chi (羅天池) Lu So Oak
勞素岳
Chao Magazine" Design Department Head.
Lemon's Boyfriend.

Kam Bo (金波) Corporation[edit]

Cast Role Description
Chan Hung Lit
(Died during production)
Yim Hei (Joe)
閆器
Age 66
Kam Bor (金波) Corporation President
Yim Yue-Tai's father.
Wong Lai-Mei's foster father.
Died during his business trip to USA (Episode 310)
Stephen Au Yim Yu Tai
閆汝大
Age 44
Gam Bor (金波) Corporation Vice President
Chao (潮) Magazine Photographer
Yim Hei's son.
Wong Lai-Mei's stepbrother.
Yan Seung's ex-husband.
Florence Kwok Wong Lai Mei (Tina)
王麗薇
Age 34
Kam Bor (金波) Corporation Vice-President
Yim Hei's foster daughter.
Yim Yue-Tai's stepsister.
Elaine Jin Ka So San (Susan)
賈素珊
Age 46
Chao Magazine ex Sales Manager
Later becomes Kam Bor (金波) Corporation shareholder.
Lau Kong Luk Wan Ting
陸雲廷
Kam Bor (金波) Corporation shareholder.
Chairman of Luk Gao Kam (六舊金) Corporation
Ka So-Shan's boyfriend.
Father of Luk Bing Bing.
Lee Yee Man (李綺雯) Luk Bing Bing (Icy)
陸冰冰
Age 24
Chao Magazine ex Sales Clerk

Left in episode 127 to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, after meeting David Yeung on Lamma Island
Appearance in episode 300

Chang Tse Sheng Chow Ching Ming (Ryan)
周政名
.
Former American businessman.
Legal Counsel of Kam Bor (金波) Corporation.
Personal Assistant of Wong Lai-Mei.
Yvonne Ho (何綺雲) Mak Chau Kuen (June)
麥秋娟
Yim Hei's secretary.
Queenie Chu Ko Ling
高慧玲
Wong Lai Ming's secretary.
Lee Yee-Kam's cousin.
Zoey Sham (岑潔儀) Apple Kam Bor (金波) Corporation Richard's secretary; replaces Kin in episode 107 as Chao magazine secretary; then becomes Herman's secretary upon Kin's return in episode 129. Herman's girlfriend.
Helena Wong (黃卓慧) Mango Kam Bor (金波) Corporation secretary.
Karen Lee (李焯寧) Lemon Kam Bor (金波) Corporation Yim Yu Tai's secretary.
Lo So Oak's girlfriend.

Yip (葉氏) Family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Yu Chi Ming (餘子明) Yip Sing Kuen
葉盛權
Ben And Suki's Father.
Gam Bor (金波) Corporation shareholder.
Geoffrey Wong (黃子雄) Yip Bun (Ben)
葉斌
Gam Bor (金波) Corporation shareholder.
Yip Sing Kuen's Son.
Wong Lai-Mei's Boyfriend.
Suki's Big Brother.
Lily Ho (何傲兒) Yip Chee Yeou (Suki)
葉志如
葉盛權Daughter.
Charity Club Holder.
Yip Bun's Sister.
Mok Dik-Ko's Girlfriend

Happy Bar[edit]

Cast Role Description
Ivan Ho (何守信) Yan Dai Dak (George)
殷大德
Age 58
Happy Bar (好玩吧) Owner/Bartender
Yan Seung's father.
Gregory Lee (李泳豪) Alex Happy Bar (好玩吧) Bartender
Mikako Leung (梁珈詠) Cheung Wai-Miu
章慧妹
Happy Bar (好玩吧) Bartender

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Ng Kwun Lai (吳君麗) Chung Wan Gai-Ho
鍾溫繼好
Age 60
Yu Lok-Yee and Yu Ka-Sing's aunt.
Yan Seung's maid.
Wu Fung Wu Fung-soul/Chung Tao-chun
胡楓修/鍾濤鎮
Chung Wan Gai-Ho's husband
Susan Tse Chow Fung-yee
周鳳儀
Yan Sheung's mother
Joyce Koi (蓋鳴暉) Chan Tak Hei (Linda)
陳得喜
Yu Ka-Sing's friend.
Police
Lo Chun Shun (魯振順) Sung Lei-Chung
宋理忠
Bao(暴) Magazine Editor
Chao (潮) Magazine Ex-Sales Manager
Mary Hon Law Suet-sin
羅雪仙
Yim Hei's childhood crush.
Owner of a Peking Opera studio.
Ching Hor Wai Luk See-hing
陸詩卿
Superior Officer of Chan Bo-Lai.
Chuk Man Kwan Regional Manager of Brand Name Boutique.
Raymond Cho Heung Chong-yan (Chris)
向眾仁
Former Professional CPR Trainer.
Medical Doctor
Gam Yiu-Kin's former boyfriend.
Lee Kwok Lun
(李國麟)
Yu Kam-tim
余錦添
Former Chief Financial Officer of Kam Bor (金波) Corporation
Fugitive
Felix Lok So Si-fu
蘇思富
Gary So's father
Rosanne Lui Chan Cho
陳祖
Gary So's mother
Chow Chung
(周驄)
Yim Ying
閆營
Yim Hei's elder brother

Production notes[edit]

  • On November 24, 2009, actor Chan Hung Lit had a heart attack after filming an episode. He was transported to the Tseung Kwan O Hospital where he died at 7:11 p.m. at the age of 66
  • On November 24, 2009 before airing episode 279, there was a ten-second black and white tribute clip for Chan with the captions, "親愛的鴻烈大哥 謝謝您的一切 我們永遠懷念您" ("Dearest Brother Hung Lit. Thank you for everything. We will always miss you.").
  • On November 26, 2009, TVB held a meeting and decided Chan's character "Yim Hei" would die of a heart attack like Chan did in real life.
  • On December 8, 2009, production was halted for the cast to attend Chan Hung Lit's funeral.
  • On January 6, 2010, the tribute episode 310 for Chan entitled "我們的大閆生" ("Our Mr. Yim") was aired.
  • On January 7, 2010, Chan Hung Lit was removed from the title sequence.

Award nominations[edit]

TVB Anniversary Awards (2009)
Won:

  • Most Improved Actress (Aimee Chan)

Nominated:

  • Best Drama
  • Best Actress (Teresa Mo) Top 5
  • Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Au) Top 15
  • Best Supporting Actor (Tsui Wing) Top 15
  • My Favourite Female Character (Teresa Mo) Top 5
  • Most Improved Actor (Raymond Chiu) Top 5
  • Most Improved Actor (Jim Tang) Top 5
  • Most Improved Actress (Queenie Chu) Top 5

14th Asian Television Awards (2009) Nominated

  • BEST COMEDY PROGRAMME

Minpao Weekly Awards 2010 Nominated

  • Most Outstanding Actor: Wayne Lai for Yu Ka Sing

Viewership ratings[edit]

References[edit]

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