Return of the Silver Tongue
Return of the Silver Tongue (Traditional Chinese: 舌劍上的公堂; literally "Courtroom Tongue Sword") (Chinese: 舌劍上的公堂; Jyutping: Sit6 gim3 soeng6 dik1 gung1 tong4) is a 2013 till 2014 Hong Kong drama series produced by TVB, starring Roger Kwok and Kristal Tin as the main leads, with Priscilla Wong, Evergreen Mak, Jerry Lamb, Henry Lee, KK Cheung Kwok Keung and Fred Cheng in main supporting roles. The series is produced by Lee Yim Fong. Filming began on February 2013 and finished in late May 2013. The costume fitting was held on February 21. The drama is based during the Qing Dynasty, and loosely based on a short story in the classical Chinese novel Little Bean Shed (小豆棚), by Qing Dynasty female novelist, Zeng Yandong 曾衍東.
|Return of the Silver Tongue|
Return of the Silver Tongue official poster
|Genre||Period drama, Historical fiction, Comedy, Law|
|Created by||Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited|
|Written by||Hui Ka Yu 許嘉瑜|
Wong Ji Yen 黃智欣
Ko Wai Man 高慧敏
Tang Si Ting 鄧斯婷
Calif Chong 莊藝文
Louie Sau Lin 雷秀蓮
Yung Sin Jing 翁善瑩
Pun Hoi Yen 潘凱恩
|Starring||Roger Kwok 郭晉安|
Kristal Tin 田蕊妮
Priscilla Wong 黃翠如
Evergreen Mak 麥長青
Jerry Lamb 林曉峰
Henry Lee 李成昌
KK Cheung Kwok Keung 張國強
Fred Cheng 鄭俊弘
|Opening theme||Two Words 兩句 - Fred Cheng 鄭俊弘 & Kristal Tin 田蕊妮|
|Composer(s)||Yip Siu Chung 葉肇中|
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|Original language(s)||Cantonese Chinese|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Producer(s)||Lee Yim Fong 李艷芳|
|Production location(s)||Hong Kong|
|Editor(s)||Lau Kei Wah 劉枝華|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) |
|Original release||17 December 2013 –|
10 January 2014
|Preceded by||The Hippocratic Crush II On Call 36小時II|
|Followed by||Outbound Love 單戀雙城|
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Scholar Cheung Sei Wai (Roger Kwok), opens a school to cultivate new educated talents. He is good friends with his student Chow Kuk (Priscilla Wong) who, though brilliant in her own right, is not very good in school. Sei Wai is righteous and genuinely believes that education can purify one’s mind and heart.
He meets the ambitious and articulate Chan Jan Jan (Kristal Tin), a female lawyer, and quickly befriends her. As Sei Wai also has an interest in the legal business, he and Jan Jan become close working partners. The villainous Poon King Chuen (Cheung Kwok Keung) and his son Poon Yi Ming (Jerry Lamb) consider Sei Wai and Jan Jan their enemies, and often caused mischief for the pair.
Sei Wai’s good friend, the court guard Ha Hau Mo (Evergreen Mak), dislikes lawyers and Jan Jan, as her father Chan Mung Kat (Li Shing Cheong) framed his father, who ultimately received capital punishment. Believing that Jan Jan is more than what meets the eye, he launches an investigation on her. A 20-year-old cold case is brought back to light again.
- Roger Kwok as Cheung Sei Wai a teacher then a barrister, Chan Chun Chun's love interest, then becomes her husband.
- Kristal Tin as Chan Chun Chun, Cheung Sei Wai's and Ha-Hau Mu's love interest. Chan Mung Kat's daughter. Later, becomes Cheung Sei Wai's wife.
- Priscilla Wong as Chow Kuk
- Evergreen Mak as Ha-Hau Mu, a head detective. Chan Chun Chun's love interest, but then becomes Suen Cho Cho's husband.
- Jerry Lamb as Pooh Yee Ming. Partially deaf, Poon Kan Tsuen's son and Ah To's husband.
- Henry Lee as Chan Mung Kat, Chan Chun Chun's father. Pooh Kan Tsuen's enemy.
- KK Cheung as Pooh Kan Tsuen (Villain), a famous barrister and Poon Yee Ming's father. Chan Mung Kat's enemy. Later, executed in the final episode.
- Fred Cheng as Choi To Wah
- Whitney Hui as Ah To, a maid in the Poon family and mute. Poon Yee Ming's wife.
- Grace Wong as Suen Cho Cho and Ha-Hau Mu's wife.
- Rachel Kan as Chow Lan
- Yu Yeung as Kau Ching Ko
- Yu Chi-ming as Lo Piu
- Suet Nei as Pau Heung
- Akina Hong as Koon Hei Fung, local songstress.
- Jonathan Cheung as Fan Kang
|Week||Episodes||Date||Average Points||Peaking Points|
|1||01－04||December 17–20, 2013||25||28|
|2||05－09||December 23–27, 2013||24||27|
|3||10－14||December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014||25||28|
|4||15－19||January 6–10, 2014||26||29|
|5||20－25||January 13–17, 2014||26||31|
Roger Kwok reportedly turned down the role of "Yinzhen, the Fourth Imperial Prince (四皇爺胤禛)" in Gilded Chopsticks and the chance to reunite with his Inbound Troubles co-stars to take on the lead in Return of the Silver Tongue.