7.6/101 Votes Alchetron
Also known as The Apostle
First episode date 25 August 2014
Number of episodes 31
Theme music composer Alan Cheung Ka Shing
Final episode date 3 October 2014
Program creator TVB
|Created by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited|
Written by Ng Lap Gwong 伍立光 Leung Si Gwan 梁絲鈞 Yeung Wing Ying 楊詠瑩 Chu Chi 朱智 Pong Si Kit 龐士傑 Hor Ching Yi 何靜怡 Lee Hui Yi李慧儀 Wong Siu Long黃小龍 Choong Ching Long鍾正龍
Starring Michael Miu 苗僑偉 Charmaine Sheh 佘詩曼 Raymond Lam 林峯 Sammy Sum 沈震軒 Sharon Chan 陳敏之 Elena Kong 江美儀 Benz Hui 許紹雄 Oscar Leung 梁烈唯
Opening theme Walker 行者 by Justin Lo & Wilfred Lau
Genres Drama, Action fiction, Thriller, Crime Fiction
Cast Charmaine Sheh, Raymond Lam, Shiu Hung Hui, Sharon Chan, Oscar Leung
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Line Walker (Chinese: 使徒行者; Jyutping: si3 tou4 hang4 ze2; Cantonese Yale: si tòuh hàhng jé; literally "Apostle Walker") is a 2014 Hong Kong crime thriller drama produced by TVB, starring Michael Miu, Charmaine Sheh, Raymond Lam as the main leads with Sharon Chan, Benz Hui, Elena Kong, Sammy Sum, Oscar Leung and Toby Leung in main supporting roles.
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- Plot summary
- Hung Ying triad society
- Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CIB)
- Organised Crime and Triad Bureau (O Kee)
- Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
- Foot Massage parlour
- Thai Mafia
- Development and casting
- Awards and nominations
Filming took place from January 2014 till May 2014. The drama began broadcasting on August 25 to October 3, 2014, on TVB Jade channel during its 9:30-10:30 p.m. timeslot.
The drama follows the lives of undercover police agents that must live a double life in secrecy. Not knowing when they can return to their normal life they endure the constant fear of being uncovered by those they are assigned to infiltrate. But their lives are also put in danger when it is discovered that there is a mole within the police who works for the criminals.
Cheuk Hoi (Michael Miu) is a Chief inspector of Hong Kong’s Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CIB) police unit. He is a righteous supervisor that will resort to unethical tactics in order to restore the identities of his undercover subordinates who have gone missing and deemed by the police department to have strayed to the criminal side. When he finds his friend Hong To Hang, a fellow Chief inspector in the CIB unit, thrown off a building under mysterious circumstances, he learns from Hong's dying words that there are moles within the police force working for the triads. In order to protect the lives of his five undercover agents, Hong has deleted their files from the police database, erasing their identities as police officers. Hong charges Hoi with the task of finding each lost undercover agent, but dies before he can tell Hoi any further information. Remembering Hong's warning against trusting anyone in the police force, Hoi keeps Hong's last words hidden from his superiors. Instead, he sets out on his own to find Hong's five undercover agents.
With clues left behind by Hong, Hoi finds undercover agent Ting Siu Ka (Charmaine Sheh) who fronts as an owner of a foot massage parlor, and assumes his role as her new handler. Siu Ka's only assignment under Hong was to gather intelligence but Hoi assigns her the task of helping him find the other four undercover agents. Siu Ka decides to get close to Sit Ka Keung (Raymond Lam), nicknamed Bao Seed who is part of an illegal gambling gang. He fronts as an ice deliveryman but is actually in charge of collecting unpaid gambling debts. Siu Ka previously clashed with Bao Seed and his partner Muk Sut when they went to her shop to collect a gambling debt but becomes friendly with them because she knows of their connection to a major triad organization.
Meanwhile, Kobe Lin Ho Kan (Sammy Sum), another undercover agent working for Hong, fronted as a crooked stock broker in order to go to prison and get close to triad boss Chum Foon Hei as the last assignment he received from Hong, but Foon Hei soon proved to be a cunning target. Unable to gain any traction with Foon Hei, Kobe believed he had failed his assignment. However upon Kobe's release from prison, Foon Hei asks Kobe to join his organization. In order for Kobe to follow through with his undercover assignment, Kobe sacrifices his relationship with ICAC officer Mok Sin Yan (Sharon Chan), who is unaware that Kobe is an undercover agent.
Yan investigates Hoi because she suspects that he is a dirty cop with connections to the triads because of his fast raise in the police force and all the cases he is assigned to as the Chief inspector gets foiled. With Yan tracking his every single move, it makes things complicated for Hoi to meet up with the undercover agents. In order to keep one step ahead, Hoi bugs Yan's personal belongings and overhears her personal life. Accidentally he discovers the abusive marital life of Yan's older sister Katie Mok Sin Ching (Elena Kong). While helping Katie to escape her abusive life, the two begin to get closer and eventually begin a relationship.
As Siu Ka continues to work with Bao Seed on missions for Foon Hei, she begins to develop feelings for Bao Seed. It is eventually revealed that Bao Seed is another undercover sent out by Hong. As the 3 undercovers work together with Hoi, they start to suspect their handler is the mole; however, the 4th undercover, Ada (Skye Chan), was revealed and explained to them her relationship with Hong and Hong's intentions.
When Foon Hei's son dies from the karma of his bad deeds, Foon Hei began to change for the better. Hoi begins to suspect Yip Siu-leung (Patrick Tang) as the mole in the police force. Kobe warns Yan to be careful. At first Yan dismisses Kobe's warning as an act of jealousy; however, she decides to investigate on her own and finds evidence to confirms Hoi's suspicions. Siu-leung eventually finds Yan investigating him. Hurt and enraged, he decides to kill Yan who is saved by Kobe when he tackles Siu-leung off the roof of a building.
Hung Ying triad society
Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CIB)
Organised Crime and Triad Bureau (O Kee)
Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
Foot Massage parlour
Development and casting
The series has received overwhelming critical acclaim since its release particularly for the suspenseful plot, buzz-generating episodes, performances by the casts, and direction. It is also one of the highest rated TVB series of the year, and is the most watched TVB drama of the year. The click rate of this drama has hit 2 billion online in Mainland China, breaking the record of Triumph in the Skies 2 and becoming the highest click rate TVB drama in Mainland China. The series has won Singapore's Media Favourite Series in StarHub TVB Awards 2014, Most Favourite Series in TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 and Best Drama in Hong Kong's TVB 48th Anniversary Awards 2014.
The starring cast also won multiple awards for their performances in this drama. Charmaine Sheh was highly praised for her role as "Ting Siu Ka" (丁小嘉). She won both Best/Favourite Actress and My Favourite TV Character at the TVB Anniversary Awards 2014, the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 and the StarHub TVB Awards 2014 in Singapore. This is her second time to be crowned double TV Queen of the year at the TVB Anniversary Awards. The character "Chum Foon Hei" (覃歡喜) was very liked by the audience and "Foon Hei Gor" (歡喜哥) has become a new nickname for Benz Hui. He won My Favourite TV character in Hong Kong and in Malaysia. At Singapore's TVB award show, he won My Favourite Supporting Actor. Other castmembers, like Raymond Lam, Michael Miu, Sharon Chan and Sammy Sum were also awarded at the different TVB Award shows. The subtheme Love Is Not Easy (越難越愛), sung by Jinny Ng, won the first Most Popular Series Song at the TVB Anniversary Award.
Awards and nominations
TVB Anniversary Awards 2014
(No Top 3 or Top 5 were announced)
TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014
Singapore StarHub TVB Awards 2014
Yahoo！Asia Buzz Awards 2014
Huading 15th Awards 2015
Weibo's Star 2014