Your Hand In Mine was a long-running drama that was produced by Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It was the longest local drama that had been produced by Mediacorp to date, with 180 episodes. Originally dubbed as the 2010 version of the acclaimed 2003 serial Holland V, it starred the veterans Chen Liping and Huang Wenyong, as well as Yvonne Lim, Belinda Lee, Cai Peixuan and Joanne Peh.
Hong Daming is a positive and generous man. As his coffee shop and house number are both "118", the people around him gave him the nickname of "118" (or 要要发), much to his delight. Together with his wife, Liu Meimei, he makes a living by running the coffee-shop, and are well known in Tiong Bahru. Whenever someone is in need, they would always seek Daming for help.
His family lives in a 3-room flat, which was built in pre-war years, above the coffee shop. He has 4 children. The children are named Hong Shunfeng, Hong Shunshui, Hong Jinzhi and Hong Yuye.
Having 6 people living in a 3-room flat is cramped-up enough, yet he also rents out a room to "Ah Niang", a middle-aged man whose original name is Li Weiliang. Weiliang studied fashion design in France, but circumstances led him to simply run a stall in 118's coffee-shop, selling dumplings with the recipe that his mother left for him.
Beset with foreign threats and internal turmoil, China's concoction of woes compels its citizens to leave for Nanyang in search of a better life. When Shi Tou, manages to save enough money after years of working at a tin mine, he returns to marry his childhood sweetheart, Ya Zi. On the return trip, they cross paths with two penniless brothers, Zhang Tian Peng and Zhang Tian Ying with the former becoming Shi Tou's sworn brother out of gratitude. Framed for robbery and murder, Shi Tou is thrown behind bars while Ya Zi desperately seeks help. Feeling sympathetic towards them, Hui Niang and her stepbrother, Zhang Dong'en proves Shi Tou's innocence. When he returns back to the mine, Shi Tou is lured into a destructive spiral of gambling by his scheming boss and runs up a huge debt, while his supervisor, Hei Long lusts after Ya Zi's beauty and plots to ruin him.
The Legendary Swordsman is a Singaporean television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. It was first broadcast on TCS-8 in Singapore in 2000.
C.L.I.F. is a police procedural series produced by MediaCorp Singapore in 2011 in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force. It was aired from 31 May - 27 Jun 2011 on free-to-air MediaCorp Channel 8 and consists of 20 episodes. The drama stars Tay Ping Hui, Qi Yuwu, Elvin Ng, Joanne Peh, Chris Tong and Tracy Lee in the main roles with a large ensemble supporting cast. It was directed by Chong Liung Man, who previously directed another award-winning police procedural C.I.D., which also starred Tay and Qi in the lead roles as police officers.
Zhang Yinchen and Zhang Yinxi are sisters who are 5 years apart. After Yinxi is attacked and goes missing overseas, Yinchen takes over Yinxi's all-female bodyguard company SHERO. Together with Yue Ruixiang, the CEO of ship-building company RSB, Yinchen investigates the truth behind Yinxi's disappearance. As they get closer to the truth, it seems like the mastermind is someone amongst them.
A Song to Remember is a MediaCorp Channel 8 historical-cum-musical drama which is set in the 1930s to 1940s in early Singapore before World War II. It debuted on Channel 8 on 22 November 2011 and was telecast every weekday night at 9.00 pm.
This drama stars Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh who had paired up thrice after The Little Nyonya and C.L.I.F., and Eelyn Kok, Julie Tan and Desmond Tan. Chen Hanwei plays a villain in this drama while Eelyn Kok is also another antagonist. Viewers can catch episodes on xinmsn catchup from 23 November 2011.
It was reported that the scriptwriter Ang Ee Tee took several years to complete the script of this drama. Despite large amounts of resources and money pumped in for the production and promotion of this serial, the drama was not well received by the audience when it was broadcast. Many perceived the show to be boring and slow-paced, and the acting skills of some of the main cast members were heavily criticised.
Lin Bao Zhu lost her husband at a young age, forcing her to run a food stall left behind by her husband while raising her two sons. Under the strict control of her mother-in-law Xiang Qin, not only did Bao Zhu raise her family well, but she also expanded and grew the business into a successful home delivery food service. When Xiang Qin makes Bao Zhu relinquish control of the business when her children are grown, Bao Zhu is happy that she can retire and swears not to meddle in her children's lives as Xiang Qin did in hers. However, Bao Zhu turns out to be just as manipulative as her mother-in-law, causing unhappiness to her daughters-in-law, and putting her sons in a tough spot. Will she realize her mistakes and truly relinquish her control of the family?
A biographic flashback of an extended Peranakan family in Malacca; set in the 1930s, the story spans over 70 years and several generations of three families.
Set post-World War II Singapore, the story line spans the decade between the end of the Japanese occupation and the HDB's clearing of squatters during the late 1950s to early 1960s.
After being betrayed by good friend Li Wei kills him out of anger. He goes on a cruise, with the thought of ending his life but meets Rui Ming who stops him. Rui Ming and Li Wei both look similarly alike and strikes a conversation. Rui Ming promises Li Wei he will help him on the debts. Just as Li Wei thought his luck has changed, the cruise meets with an accident and many people onboard perishes. Li Wei survives however Rui Ming doesn’t and many mistaken him to Rui Ming, the wealthy businessman.
Li Wei decides to use Rui Ming’s identity, and soon begins his new life as Rui Ming.
Wu Xiu Yu (Fann Wong) is a full-time Tai Tai whose only responsibility is to take care of her daughter, Joey (Ying Ying He). Xiu Yu is badly affected when her husband passed on, having been very dependent on him all this while. Joey, worried that her mother has depression, asks that Xiu Yu follow her to England. Xiu Yu leaves the house under her brother, Wei Kang's (Andie Chen) care; this would later result in him bringing two young tenants into the house to relieve his financial woes, without prior consent from his sister. Further on, Wei Kang takes in yet another two tenants, claiming it as a desperate measure. With their different personalities and nationalities, it proves to be a feat for all five young adults and Xiu Yu to live together. After going through life together, Xiu Yu and her 'kids' develop a strong bond. Little did they know that a storm is brewing.
The Ultimatum is a Singaporean Chinese drama which was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It made its debut on 27 May 2009 and ended on the date 7 July 2009. This drama serial consists of 30 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9:00 pm.
Being the mid-year Channel 8 blockbuster of 2009, it was the first Channel 8 drama to be fully filmed in HD.
Despite being touted as the 2009 blockbuster of the year and featuring many established actors and actresses like Zoe Tay, Li Nanxing and Fann Wong, the show's reception was lukewarm at best. Many viewers faulted the serial for improbable casting and for a lack of originality in certain parts of the scripting. The series also came under harsh criticism for being overly melodramatic. However, the performance of newcomers such as Jerry Yeo, who played an antagonist for the first time, were widely praised.
The story centres round the inhabitants of small neighbourhood who work in an enrichment school and a minimart. From ex-criminal to middle-aged workers who lost their jobs to technology, and elderlies with a seemingly disillusioned life, can there still be hopes and dreams for these everyday folks who live at the edge of society ? A light-hearted drama bursting with colourful characters, watch how Zhong Ling the founder of Hope Training Centre, and Hong Da Cai the boss of ‘Tian Tian Lai’ minimart, deal with every day situation and at the same time manage their own love life.
Historic figures like martyr Lim Bo Seng and philanthropist Tan Kah Kee are depicted in this dramatisation of the lives of a group of people who put country above self in the fight against Japanese aggression in Malaysia and Singapore during World War II.
40-year-old Zhang Weijian is a copywriter in an advertising firm, whom suffers in silence under his abusive boss Ken all because he lacks paper qualifications. Having made plans for his retirement, he is penny-pinching and shuns credit cards. Weijian's nondescript life ends when he is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given less than a year to live. Rather than wasting time and money on painful treatments, he keeps his illness to himself and goes on a spending spree. While living the high life, Wei Jian meets the dauntless Big S...
The Unbeatables I is a Singapore drama series that was made by MediaCorp TV Channel 8. The popularity of the series led to the production of 2 follow-ups, The Unbeatables II and The Unbeatables III.
The Score is a Singaporean Chinese drama which was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It made its debut on 4 October 2010 and ended on 5 November 2010. This drama serial consists of 25 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9:00 pm. The encore is being made from 28 September 2011 to 1 November 2011 at every weekday at 5:30pm. Due to its violent scenes, this drama was not awarded any nominations in acting categories at the Star Awards 2011.
A simple man with ordinary looks from Thailand, finds himself hitting on gold when he makes it big in his career as well as having the dilemma of choosing the woman he loves - his childhood playmate or business partner? Finally, the confused trio decides to consult the golden pillow...