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The Life and Times of a Sentinel is a 2011 Hong Kong historical-fiction television drama produced by Television Broadcasts Limited, with Leung Choi-yuen serving as the executive producer.

Set in the late 17th century, during the early years of the Kangxi Emperor's reign over Qing China, the drama stars Nip Dor-po, a third-grade imperial bodyguard. He is used by both the Kangxi Emperor and Prince Yu to pit against each other, conflicting Dor-po's loyalty for both.

Series Cast

  1. Steven Ma as

    Steven Ma

    26 Episodes

  2. Ma Kwok-Ming as

    Ma Kwok-Ming

    26 Episodes

  3. Natalie Tong as

    Natalie Tong

    26 Episodes

  4. Elaine Yiu as

    Elaine Yiu

    26 Episodes

  5. Rosanne Lui as

    Rosanne Lui

    26 Episodes

  6. Power Chan Kwok-Pong as

    Power Chan Kwok-Pong

    26 Episodes

  7. Selena Lee as

    Selena Lee

    26 Episodes

  8. Mak Cheung-Ching as

    Mak Cheung-Ching

    26 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

2011 • 26 Episodes

Season 1 of The Life and Times of a Sentinel premiered on July 25, 2011.

Episode 26

(1x26, August 29, 2011) Season Finale

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The Life and Times of a Sentinel
The Life and Times of a Sentinel


Original Name 紫禁驚雷

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Cantonese


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