Your Hand In Mine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Your Hand In Mine
(想握你的手)
Created byRebecca Leow 洪汐
Written byRebecca Leow 洪汐
Zhang Liangxing 张亮星
Wu Cuicui 吴翠翠
Chen Disheng 陈迪笙
Directed by谢益文
林坤辉
苏妙芳
StarringHuang Wenyong
Chen Liping
Yvonne Lim
Cai Peixuan
Belinda Lee
Shaun Chen
Paige Chua
Joanne Peh
Cavin Soh
Opening themeYour Hand In Mine (想握你的手) by Milubing / Cavin Soh
Ending theme1) 想握你的手 (A-acapella version) by Teresa Tseng
2)只要你微笑 by Milubing
3)逞强 by Teresa Tseng
4) 反方向 by The Freshman
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)Chinese
No. of episodes180
Production
Producer(s)He Faming 何法明
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes per episode
Release
Original networkMediaCorp TV Channel 8
Original release9 November 2009 –
16 July 2010
Chronology
Preceded byWelcome Home, My Love
Followed byThe Spirits of Love
External links
Website
Production website
Your Hand In Mine
Traditional Chinese想握你的手
Simplified Chinese想握你的手

Your Hand In Mine (Chinese: 想握你的手) was a long-running TV drama produced by Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. With 180 episodes, it is the longest local drama produced by Mediacorp. It aired on weekdays at 7:00 pm beginning on 9 November 2009 and continued until 16 July 2010. The series' cast included: Huang Wenyong, Chen Liping, Yvonne Lim, Cai Peixuan, Belinda Lee, Shaun Chen, Paige Chua, Joanne Peh and Cavin Soh. The series was repeated twice on Mediacorp Channel 8 on weekdays at 2:00 am and 4:00 am, and on weekends at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

This drama was encored on weekends at 4.30 pm from 17 March 2012, with some episodes rated PG. The repeat telecast was pre-empted for a few variety specials during episodes 1–90.

Your Hand In Mine was the first Mediacorp production to be filmed entirely at outdoor locations like Lentor and Tanjong Katong, and the second to be filmed in high definition after The Ultimatum.

Plot[edit]

Penny-pinching Zheng Shan Guo (Huang Wen Yong) and his family of seven live in a five-room apartment. His spendthrift wife Yu Xiang (Chen Li Ping) manages to convince him to move into a bigger house, but they end up living next to a neurotic neighbour Wu You Li (Cavin Soh). You Li has a large tumor growing around his neck, making him self-conscious. He does not get along with people and is often disagreeable, but the appearance of a blind girl changes him and he begins to warm up. Lan Jin Yin (Jin Yinji) stays in the apartment next to Shan Guo with her two grandchildren, Li Qin (Shaun Chen) and Li Fen (Paige Chua) after their mother Qiu Mei (Jue Xi) was imprisoned for killing their father. Qiu Mei was released from prison and was shunned by Jin Yin and Li Qin when she looks them up. She moves into an apartment near them in an attempt to reconcile and make up for her past mistakes. This is a heartwarming story that touches on family issues, regrets, love lost and found .

Chit Chat Club[edit]

Before an episode, a humorous three-minute clip called Chit Chat Club (叽喳棺) was telecast as an appetizer for viewers.

Synopsis beginning[edit]

The Zheng family lives in a five-room Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Bishan, Singapore. Its occupants are money-minded eldest son Zheng Shanguo (Huang Wenyong), his materialistic wife Zhang Yuxiang (Chen Liping), and his daughters, the hot-tempered Aizhen (Yvonne Lim), the health-conscious Aishan (Belinda Lee) and the slow and simple Aimei (Cai Peixuan). The flat's other two occupants are Shanguo's elderly mother Lu Qiaomei (Hong Damu), who is always armed with a plan for every situation, and Shanguo's wayward younger brother, Shuiguo (Yao Wenlong). The Zheng family runs a coffee shop with two outlets, one in Bishan and the other in Jurong West.

Living directly opposite them is the Li family, which comprises the bedridden Jianzhou (Liang Tian), his wife Jinyin (Jin Yinji), and their grandchildren Liqin (Shuan Chen) and Lifen (Paige Chua). They moved to Bishan from Bukit Merah a decade ago to begin a new life after the murder of Jianzhou's son by his wife Qiumei (Jue Xi). Liqin had been at odds with Aizhen for a long time and they never fail to bicker when they meet. Jinyin is a gambler. She raised Liqin and Lifen with her earnings from her mahjong games, earning her the nickname "Granny Mahjong". Liqin and Jinyin are both very protective of Lifen, and she knows nothing about the murder of her father. She was told from an early age that her parents died in a fire.

Soon, Aizhen meets Fang Kai (Pierre Png), a rich young man who prefers to keep his immense wealth secret. Fang Kai is Liqin's best friend in university, and Aizhen tries to get more information about Fang Kai through him. Aizhen meets Fang Kai again on the set of Lifen's short film. Fang Kai poses as part of the middle class, but in fact is the son of the magnate, Jason Fang. Jason is married to Janet, but the love between them has long since gone. They pretend to be a happy family for the cameras, but this changes when Janet slaps Zen (Lynn Poh), a widowed film producer, who threatens to sue her. The case is later withdrawn.

Qiumei is released from prison and tries to find her family. In the process, she manages to get a job at 899, which Shanguo runs. She eventually meets her family after she is given information from a friendly police officer, Lin Hanwen (Huang Shinan), but she is kicked out by Jinyin and Liqin, much to the horror of Qiaomei and Aizhen. They decide to take her in, but it is not long after that she is fired by Yuxiang when she learns that Qiumei is a convicted murderer.

Cast[edit]

Zheng family[edit]

Actor Role Description
Huang Wenyong Zheng Shanguo (郑山国) Pop (老豆)
Miser (吝啬鬼)
Boss (老板)
Aizhen, Aishan, Aimei and Weiren's father
Yuxiang's husband
Qiaomei's eldest son
Li Liqin, Wu Youli & 4D's Father In Law
Boss of 899 Coffeeshop of Bishan & Jurong West Branch
Chen Liping Zhang Yuxiang (张玉香) Christmas Tree (圣诞树)
Mummy
Godness of Fortune (财神婆)
Lady Boss (老板娘)
Aizhen, Aishan, Aimei and Weiren's mother
Shanguo's wife
Youli's former arch-enemy
Li Liqin, Wu Youli & 4D's Mother In Law
Lady Boss of 899 Coffeeshop of Bishan & Jurong West Branch
Yvonne Lim Zheng Aizhen(郑爱真) Idoit (火箭鬼)
Darling (大宝贝)
Tornado (龍捲風)
Breeze (慢慢吹得风)
Yuxiang and Shanguo's eldest daughter
Zheng Aishan & Aimei's eldest Sister
Liqin's wife
Television newscaster
Xiaolong's mother
Shaun Chen Li Liqin (李立勤) See Li family.
Belinda Lee Zheng Aishan (郑爱善) Washington
Darling (二宝贝)
Yuxiang and Shanguo's second daughter
Accountant
Co-owner of 899 Cafe
Youli's wife
Cai Peixuan Zheng Aimei (郑爱美) Slowcoach (慢三排)
Kopi Girl (咖啡妹)
Miss Godness (小神女)
Meimei (美美)
Princess Coffee (咖啡公主)
Yuxiang and Shanguo's youngest daughter
Yue Guang's friend
Secretary at Moonlight Clinic
Co-owner of 899 Cafe
4D's wife
Yao Wenlong Zheng Shuiguo (郑水国) Shui (阿水)
Aunt Suanmei (酸梅姨)
Shanguo's brother
Qiaomei's youngest son
Chef
Qiumei's second husband
Hong Damu Lu Qiaomei (卢巧妹) Shanguo and Shuiguo's mother
Jinyin's friend
In a relationship with Uncle Rojak
Chen Xijie Zheng Weiren (鄭偉仁) Shanguo and Yuxiang's son
Cavin Soh Wu Youli (吴有礼) See Wu family.
Hayden Hee 4D
Zhu Zhongfeng (朱仲峰)
See 899 Coffee Shop.
Jess Teong Guan Qiumei (关秋梅) See Li family.

Li family[edit]

Actor Role Description
Shaun Chen Li Liqin (李立勤) Villain to Guan Qiumei

Major Main Villain as the series progresses
Jerk (讨厌鬼)
Qinqin (勤勤)
Unfilial Son (不肖子)
Former CEO of JZ Production Company
Jinyin and Jianzhou's grandson
Lifen's brother
Qiumei's son
Aizhen's husband
Xiaolong's father
Fang Kai's buddy
Zheng Shanguo & Zhang Yuxiang's eldest Son-In-Law
Turned evil in the later part of the series
Turned crazy and often abused Aizhen and secretly takes photos of her and Fang Kai together
Killed Zen in Episode 154
Beaten Aizhen up and was beaten up by Fang Kai in Episode 174
Tied Qiumei up and Kidnapped Aizhen and Fang Kai in Episode 179
(Deceased - Episode 180)

Paige Chua Li Lifen (李立芬) Director (大导演)
Fenfen (芬芬)

Semi-villain to Guan Qiumei but repented
Jinyin and Jianzhou's granddaughter
Liqin's sister
Qiumei's daughter
Roland's wife
Film director

Jin Yinji Lan Jinyin (蓝金银) Granny Mahjong (神婆)
Villain to Guan Qiumei but repentant
Liqin and Lifen's grandmother
Jianzhou's wife
Qiumei's mother-in-law
Liang Tian Li Jianzhou (李建舟) Jinyin's husband
Liqin and Lifen's grandfather
Qiumei's father-in-law
(Deceased - Episode 103)
Jess Teong Guan Qiumei (关秋梅) Sour Plum (酸梅)
Liqin and Lifen's mother
Ex-convict
Dezhu's assistant
Shuiguo's wife
Li Jianzhou & Lan Jinyan's daughter-in-law
Yvonne Lim Zheng Aizhen(郑爱真) See Zheng family.
Adam Chen Roland See Yue family.
Yao Wenlong Zheng Shuiguo (郑水国) See Zheng family.

Wu family[edit]

Actor Role Description
Cavin Soh Wu Youli (吴有礼) Freak (怪胎)
Kind Soul (好心人)
Mr Wu (吴先生)
Youqing's brother
Rag-and-bone man (Karung-guni)
Aishan's husband
Bai Shouye's & Jinlian's son
Wu Tianming's adopted son
Zheng Shanguo & Zhang Yuxiang's second Son In Law
Joanne Peh Wu Youqing (吴有情) Ice Queen (走路的冰)
Miss Wu (吴律师)
Youli's sister
Lawyer
Fang Kai's wife
Bai Shouye's & Jinlian's daughter
Wu Tianming's adopted daughter
Belinda Lee Zheng Aishan (郑爱善) See Zheng family.
Pierre Png Fang Kai (方楷) See Fang family.
Joanne Peh Liu Jinlian (刘金莲) Ah Lian (阿莲)
Bai Shouye's former wife
Youqing and Youli's mother
Trickster

Yue family[edit]

Actor Role Description
Zhang Yaodong Yue Guang (岳光) Dr Yeah
Wu Youqing's former boyfriend
Roland's uncle
Counsellor
Jinlian's friend
(Deceased - Episode 180)
Adam Chen Roland Yue Guang's nephew
Lifen's husband
Zen's former boyfriend
H20s guardian

Fang family[edit]

Actor Role Description
Pierre Png Fang Kai (方楷) gigolo/Toy Boy (小白脸)
Jason and Janet's son
Felicia's brother
Youqing's husband
Xiaolong's godfather
Chairman of JZ Production Company
Chen Shucheng Jason Fang (Jason方) Brother Sheng (申哥)
Fang Kai and Felicia's father
Janet's husband
Zen's former admirer
He Jie Janet Fang (Janet方) Villain but repented
Jason's wife
Fang Kai's mother
Felicia's stepmother
Sharon Wong Felicia Fang (Felicia方) Jason and Janet's daughter
Graduate
Liqin's ex-girlfriend

899 Coffee Shop[edit]

Actor Role Description
Cai Peixuan Zheng Aimei (郑爱美) See Zheng family.
Huang Wenyong Zheng Shanguo (郑山国) See Zheng family.
Chen Liping Zhang Yuxiang (张玉香) See Zheng family.
Haden Hee Zhu Zhongfeng (朱仲峰) 4D
Aimei's husband
Worker at 899 Coffee Shop & 899 Cafe
Zheng Shanguo & Zhang Yuxiang's youngest Son In Law
Patricia Mok Dried Chilli (辣椒干) Supporting Villain as series progresses but repented in the end
Hongzhong's former wife
Yuxiang and Shanguo's former employee
Jinlian's friend
Runs a chain of Penang Laksa stores
Yuxiang's friend
Chen Huihui Quan Sao (全嫂) Yuxiang and Shanguo's former employee
Quan's ex-wife
Ah Ru, Ah Hui, and Ah Xiang's mother
In a relationship with Sotong Chen
Duan Weiming Hongzhong (洪中) Dried Chilli's former husband
Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
Jinyin's friend
Tissue paper seller
Foyce Le Wei Wei (薇薇) Masseur
Hongzhong's mistress
Asmiyah Bte Asbah Wati Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
Uncredited Param Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
Married in India
Uncredited Orbit Obiang's sister
Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
Dezhu's admirer
Uncredited Obiang Orbit's sister
Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
Dezhu's admirer
Yun Changling Uncle Rojak (Rojak叔) Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
In a relationship with Qiaomei
Uncredited Auntie Chicken Rice (鸡饭嫂) Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee, Runs a chicken rice stall in 899.
Uncredited Sotong Chen (Sotong陈) Shanguo and Yuxiang's former employee
In a relationship with Quan Sao

Lin family[edit]

Actor Role Description
Pan Lingling Dolly Lin (林多利) Hanwen's wife
Yuxiang's friend
Zen's best friend
Minxing's agent
President of the Women's Club
Xiaodong,Xiaoxi and Xiaonan's mother
Dedao's former girlfriend
Huang Shinan Lin Hanwen 林汉文 Inspector Crybaby (爱哭Baby警官) Duoli's husband
Police officer
Xiaodong,Xiaonan and Xiaoxi's father
Shuixian's former boyfriend
Chen Xingyu Lin Xiaonan (林小南) Duoli and Hanwen's son
Xiaoxi's brother
Ah Ru's friend
Leron Heng Lin Xiaoxi (林小西) Duoli and Hanwen's daughter
Xiaonan's sister
In relationship with H2O
Uncredited Lin Xiaodong (林小东) Duoli and Hanwen's eldest son
Deceased
Hit by Han Wen (car accident)

Supporting cast[edit]

Actor Role Description
Joshua Ang Gao Yongjun (高勇俊) H20
Zen's stepson
Xiaoxi's friend
Shuixian's former student
Vice Chairman of JZ Production Company
Vice Chairman of Zen Production Company
Lynn Poh Zen Zhou (Zen周) H20s stepmother
Head of JZ Production Company
Head of Zen Production Company
Jason's business partner
Roland's former girlfriend
Duoli's friend
Killed by Liqin in Episode 154
Cassandra See Helen Yuxiang's best friend
Wallace Ang Nick Liqin's ex-colleague
Pamelyn Chee Ah Bing (阿冰) Superwoman
Auntie OK's daughter
Aishan, Lifen and Youli's best friend
Celest Chong Bai Shuixian (白水苋) Water Lily
H20 and Xiaoxi's former form teacher
Shouye's daughter
Youli and Youqing's half-sister
Went to China to teach
Wang Yuqing Zhao Dezhu (赵得柱) TCM practitioner
Dedao's brother
Qiumei's admirer
Zhao Dedao (赵得道) Gynecologist
Dezhu's brother
Duoli's former boyfriend
Zheng Yazhu Auntie Garbage (垃圾婆) Youli's godmother
Rag-and-bone woman (Karung-guni)
Ben's mother
Zhang Wei Bai Shouye (白守业) Supporting Villain
Ye-ge (业哥)
Bai Shuixian's father
Xiaoke and Shuiguo's boss
Leader of a

triad
Youqing and Youli's biological father

Minor cast[edit]

Actor Role Description
Kanny Theng May Yue Guang's former employee
Aimei's friend
Christie Wong Rose Aishan's former office competitor
Vina Lim Ah Ru (阿如) Quan Sao's daughter
Xiaonan's friend
Damus Lim Ah Hui (阿辉) Quan Sao's second son
Justin Peng Ah Xiang (阿祥) Quan Sao's eldest son
Lawrence Wong Ben Youqing's former pupil
Auntie Garbage's third son
Henry Heng PP Yeo Youqing's former boss
Ben's boss
Fangs' legal consultant
Le Yao Yang Yan (杨艳) Aizhen's rival
Television news reporter
Sun Yuhui Auntie OK (好姨) Ah Bing's mother
(Deceased - Episode)
Dawn Yeoh Duoli's foe Deceased
Silver Ang Dai Minxing (戴敏星) Duoli's protege
Actress
Imprisoned
Seth Ang Xiaoke (小柯) Bai Shuixian's admirer
Bai Shouye's right-hand man
Shuiguo's former superior
Uncredited Maria Duoli and Hanwen's former maid
Zhang Wenxiang Ma Shengli (马胜利) Hong Kong film director
Wang Changli Mr. Han (韩主任) Aizhen's boss
Uncredited Li Xiaolong (李小龙) Bruce Lee
Aizhen and Liqin's son
Fang Kai's godson
Zhu Xiufeng Mdm. Gao (高老太太) H20s grandmother
Zen's mother-in-law
Mariana Annie Shanguo and Yuxiang's former maid
Uncredited Soldier Xiaoxi's former admirer

Original Sound Track[edit]

Song title Performer Type of Song
想握你的手 迷路兵 Milubing Theme Song (Episodes 1–90)
想握你的手 苏智城 Cavin Soh Theme Song (Episodes 91–180)
想握你的手 (a cappella version) 曾咏霖 Teresa Tseng Sub Theme Song
只要你微笑 迷路兵 Milubing Sub Theme Song
逞强 曾咏霖 Teresa Tseng Sub Theme Song
反方向 插班生 Sub Theme Song

Viewership ratings[edit]

The drama did not fare very well in ratings. One of the reasons for this is that the Korean Drama Cruel Temptation was running in the same slot time on Channel U which attracted many viewers.

The initial part of the drama attracted an average of 680,000 viewers, the middle part 730,000 and more than 800,000 towards the end. At one time, the ratings plunged to as low as 400,000 viewers, making it the long-running drama produced by Mediacorp with the lowest ratings. Viewers of Your Hand In Mine suggested that Cruel Temptation should be aired on the weekend to fight head-on with Taiwanese drama Love, instead of Glory of Family which was airing during weekends.

Awards & Nominations[edit]

Star Awards 2011[edit]

Your Hand In Mine is nominated for 3 Awards, Best Actor, Best Actress & Best Director.

Accolades Award Nominee(s) Results
Star Awards 2011 Show 1
红星大奖2011 银光闪耀
Best Director
最佳导演
Edmund Tse
谢益文
Nominated
Accolades Award Nominee(s) Results
Star Awards 2011 Show 2
红星大奖2011 银光闪耀
Best Actor
最佳男主角
Shaun Chen
陈泓宇
Nominated
Best Actress
最佳女主角
Joanne Peh
白薇秀
Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]