The Legend of the Condor Heroes (1983 TV series)

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes
DVD cover
Genre Wuxia
Written by Louis Cha (original story)
Chan Kiu-ying
Cheung Wah-biu
Directed by Johnnie To
Ng Yat-fan
Lau Si-yuk
Siu Hin-fai
Ching Siu-tung (action director)
Starring Felix Wong
Barbara Yung
Michael Miu
Sharon Yeung
Theme music composer Joseph Koo
Opening theme 1. Tit Huet Dam Sum (鐵血丹心)
2. Yat Sang Yau Yi Yi (一生有意義)
3. Sai Kan Chi Chung Nei Ho (世間始終你好)
performed by Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 59 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Wong Tin-lam
Location(s) Hong Kong
Running time 42 minutes per episode
Production company(s) TVB
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release 21 February – 22 July 1983
Followed by The Return of the Condor Heroes (1983–84)
The Legend of the Condor Heroes
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Cast of The Legend of the Condor Heroes
Traditional Chinese 射鵰英雄傳
Simplified Chinese 射雕英雄传
Literal meaning "Story of the Eagle-shooting Hero"

The Legend of the Condor Heroes is a Hong Kong wuxia television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same title. It was first broadcast on TVB Jade in Hong Kong in 1983. The 59 episodes long series is divided into three parts. This 1983 version is considered by many to be a classic television adaptation of the novel and features the breakthrough role of Barbara Yung, who played Huang Rong.[original research?]


Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanisation.


  • Part 1: The Legend of the Condor Heroes – The Iron-Blooded Loyalists (射鵰英雄傳之鐵血丹心)
  • Part 2: The Legend of the Condor Heroes – The Eastern Heretic and Western Venom (射鵰英雄傳之東邪西毒)
  • Part 3: The Legend of the Condor Heroes – The Duel on Mount Hua (射鵰英雄傳之華山論劍)


The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳 seh diu ying hung juen) is the soundtrack of this television series, released in 1983 by EMI Records (百代唱片). Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng sing the following songs, most which are heard in the series.

No. Title Chinese Length
1. "Iron Blood and Loyal Heart" 鐵血丹心
Tit huet dam sum
2. "Mun kong hung" (Roman Tam) 滿江紅 4:38
3. "Peach Blossoms" 桃花開 Tou fa hoi 3:02
4. "Willing to Undertake Love" (Jenny Tseng) 肯去承擔愛
Hang heui sing dam ngoi
5. "Ballad of the Great Wall" (Roman Tam) 長城謠 Cheung sing yiu 2:58
6. "Your Tender Smile" (Jenny Tseng) 你的淺笑 Nei dik chin siu 4:01
7. "You're the Best in the World" 世間始終你好
Sai kan chi chung nei hou
8. "Sinful Love" (Jenny Tseng) 四張機 Sei cheung kei 3:51
9. "A Meaningful Life" 一生有意義
Yat sang yau yi yi
10. "Remembering Our Romance Very Much" (Roman Tam) 千愁記舊情
Chin Sau Kei Kau Ching
11. "It Seems that I Owe You in My Previous Life" (Jenny Tseng) 似是前生欠你
Chi Si Chin Sang Him Nei
12. "Do Our Best to Create a Bright Future" (Roman Tam) 美滿前途全力創 Mei Mun Chin Tou Chuen Lik Chong 5:24


According to the behind-the-scenes featurette on the DVD, the Mongolian scenes were filmed on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.


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