Speech of Silence

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Speech of Silence
Speech of Silence.jpg
Speech of Silence poster
Genre Modern Drama
Written by Ng Shiu Tung
Tsui Tze Shan
Starring Kate Tsui
Kenneth Ma
Lai Lok-yi
Claire Yiu
Elaine Yiu
Opening theme "直覺" by
Joyce Cheng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Tsui Yue On
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Original network TVB
Original release June 23 – July 21, 2008
External links

Speech of Silence (Traditional Chinese: 甜言蜜語) is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in June 2008.


Taste the bittersweet, breathe the love...
Read my mind between silence and sound

Tong Tong (Kate Tsui) lost part of her hearing in an explosion at a young age while trying to save her foster father and siblings. Since then, she uses a hearing aid to assist her. She is well liked by others and has an extremely positive attitude towards life despite her minor disability. With the support of her mentor Ko Ming (Yu Yang), Tong becomes a voice over talent by utilizing her lip reading ability.

At the production studio, she meets another voice talent Leung Kai-Yin (Kenneth Ma) who also has keen interest in the industry. Tong soon falls for Leung but is too shy to confess her love to him. Meanwhile, a colleague Yuen Siu Na (Claire Yiu) falls for Yin as well. Yin however is more fond of Tong and they fall in love soon after and began a relationship.

Unfortunately on one occasion, Tong's sister Chai Ka-Yee (Elaine Yiu) had everyone believe she was about to commit suicide after failing in a relationship. While trying to console her, Tong falls and hits her head causing her to lose her hearing completely. After the trauma, Tong lost all her confidence and shunned everyone else including Yin. Yin tries his best to encourage Tong to gain back her confidence and happiness in her life.


Lau Dan and Kingdom Yuen filming on location.
Cast Role Description
Kenneth Ma Leung Kai-Yin (OK Boy)
Tong Tong's lover.
Leung Kam-Bor's son.
Kate Tsui Tong Tong
Partially deaf.
Leung Kai-Yin's lover.
Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹) Leung Lai-Yue
Leung Kai-Yin's aunt.
Leung Kam-Bor's sister.
Lau Dan Leung Kam-Bor
Leung Kai-Yin's father.
Leung Lai-Yue's brother.
Claire Yiu Yuen Siu-Na
Elaine Yiu Chai Ka-Yee (Kary)
Tong Tong's step sister.
Chiu Man Kei's good friend turned love rival, befriend again
Cheung Yau Lover
Lai Lok-yi Cheung Yau
Leung Kai-Yin's best friend.
Chai Ka-Yee Lover
Stephen Huynh Cheung Jun (Herbert)
Leung Kai-Yin's uncle
Chiu Man Kei's ex-boyfriend
Chai Ka-Yee's lover
Queenie Chu Chiu Man Kei (Kiki)
"QQ Girl Noodle" champion
Former shop sales lady
Cheung Jun's ex-girlfriend
Chai Ka-Yee's good friend turned love rival, befriended again
Stephen Wong Chai Ka-On
Tong Tong's stepbrother.
Mok Hoi-him Yuen Siu-Na's son

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
June 23–27, 2008 1 — 5
June 30 - July 4, 2008 6 — 10
July 7–11, 2008 11 — 15
July 14–18, 2008 16 — 20

Awards and nominations[edit]

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Kate Tsui - Tong Tong)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Claire Yiu - Yuen Siu-Na)


External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Speech of Silence - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB.net Speech of Silence - Episodic Synopsis and Screen Captures (English)