The Green Hope
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|The Green Hope
The Green Hope promo poster
|Written by||Tsang Kan-cheong
|Directed by||Wong Siu-kit
|Theme music composer||Stephen Fung|
|Opening theme||The Green Hope (新鮮人) by Stephen Fung|
|Ending theme||Fishing the Needle (撈針) by Joey Yung|
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Camera setup||Multi camera|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original network||TVB Jade|
|Original release||16 October– 17 November 2000|
In a cold Christmas in 1996, the workaholic Fong Kin-choi (Lau Dan) has been sick in bed. His dying wish is to find his youngest son Ka-him (Stephen Fung), who lived with his mother due to the divorce 12 years ago. After 12 years, Kin-choi's olderst son, Ka-fai (Bowie Lam), found out that his younger brother suffers from mental illness due to their mother being drug abuser and forcing Ka-him to do illegal things since young age.
After his father died, Ka-fai took Ka-him in and helped him get back on his track as living as a normal person. Ka-fai notices his brother is a gifted musician, but his talent is hidden for years. With the help of Ka-fai, Ka-him's talent shows off and become famous pianist, recognized by other people. It proves that although he's a minor mentally ill patient, he can still live a normal life and being successful just like others.
Throughout the show, Ka-him's struggle to success was littered with failures and discrimination by others due to his disability. Towards the end of the show, Ka-him's effort was eventually recognised. The show carries an inspiring underlying message that people with disabilities can succeed, and disability discrimination only contributes negatively to their struggle.
- Bowie Lam as Fong Ka-fai (方家輝), an interior designer.
- Stephen Fung as Fong Ka-him (方家謙), Ka-fai's younger brother who suffers from mental illness, but is a gifted musician.
- Yoyo Mung as Siu Lai-wah (邵麗華), Ka-fai's girlfriend.
- Joey Yung as Wai Man (韋文), Ka-him's girlfriend.
- Melissa Ng as Shum Kai-kwan (冼佳君), Ka-fai's ex-wife.
- Cathy Tsui as Yuen Ying (阮盈), a girl who admires Ka-him, but suffers from obsessive–compulsive disorder and autism.
- Vincent Kok as Pau Chi-chung (鮑子聰), Ka-him's friend who is an employee at a sheltered workshop.
- Tavia Yeung as Vivian Fung (馮慧慧), Man's friend.
- Lau Dan as Fong Kin-choi (方建材), Ka-fai and Ka-him's father.
- Mary Hon as Wong Yuen-fan (王婉芬), Ka-fai and Ka-him's mother.
- Helen Ma as Shum Pang Miu-chun (冼彭妙珍), Kai-kwan's mother.
- Li Shing-cheong as Wai Kuen (韋權), Man's older brother who is a traffic cop.
- Liu Kai-chi as Law Lok-tin (羅天樂), Ka-him's friend who is an instructor at a sheltered workshop.
- Lau Kong as Yeung Ting-chung (楊定忠)
- Cheuk Wan-chi as Tang Ho-ho (鄧浩浩), Ka-him's friend who is an employee at a sheltered workshop.
- Kwan Hoi-san as Yu Chin-sau (于漸秀), a deaf pianist who becomes Ka-him's mentor.
- Tin Kai-man as Frog (田雞), an employee at a sheltered workshop.
- Eddy Ko as Tung Yuen-chi (董志遠), Ho-ho's stepfather.
- Kenny Wong as Cheung Kai-keung (張介強), Kuen's friend who betrays him later on.
- Story page at TVB website (in Cantonese)