Stand by Me (TV series)

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Stand By Me
Genre Family drama
Starring Xie Shaoguang
Terence Cao
Huang Biren
May Phua
Deborah Sim
Chen Shucheng
Ding Lan
Opening theme Believe (相信) by Elsa Lin (林玉婷)
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Kok Len Shoong (郭令送)
Running time approx. 46 minutes per episode
Original network TCS Channel 8
Original release April 1998
External links
[Stand By Me Website]

Stand by Me (Chinese: 家人有约) is a 1998 Singaporean Mandarin drama series which aired on MediaCorp TV Channel 8 (then known as TCS - Television Corporation of Singapore) in April 1998. The serial garnered favourable responses from the audience during its telecast with its touching and heart-rending storyline, and also with critically acclaimed acting from the cast.

It won the Best Drama Serial award at the Star Awards 1998. Xie Shaoguang and Huang Bi Ren were also awarded the Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively.

Kok Len Shoong (郭令送) is the producer of the drama.


The drama series stars Xie Shaoguang as the main character Du Hanmin (杜汉民), an ex-doctor and then a paraplegic who once had an affair. Huang Biren plays the role of a caring and patient wife of Du, Terence Cao plays an incorrigible gambler, May Phua plays his sister who is on adversarial terms with him, Deborah Sim plays Cao's character love interest, and Joey Swee plays Du's former mistress.



Accolade Award Nominee Result
Star Award 1998 Show 2 Best Actor
Terence Cao
Xie Shaoguang
Star Award 1998 Show 2 Best Actress
Huang Biren
Star Award 1998 Show 2 Best Drama Serial
N/A Won

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