New TV Drama Series Showcases Real Corruption Cases

ICAC Commissioner Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu, senior officers and guests pictured with directors, producers and artistes at the premiere of ICAC Investigators 2019. Photo: ICAC
ICAC Commissioner Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu, senior officers and guests pictured with directors, producers and artistes at the premiere of ICAC Investigators 2019. Photo: ICAC

A new season of “ICAC Investigators 2019,” a TV drama series adapted from Hong Kong’s real ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) corruption cases and jointly produced by the Commission and the Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) was released on April 6.

To mark the launch of the drama series, a premiere of the first episode “Passion” was held on March 29 at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Welcoming over 800 guests at the premiere, ICAC Commissioner Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu said ICAC TV drama was first launched in 1976 and had always been well received. The latest production would be the 17th season.

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“The TV drama series were all adapted from real ICAC cases. Apart from educating the public against the evils of corruption, they also demonstrated the relentless efforts and determination of ICAC officers in carrying out their anti-corruption duties,” Mr Peh said.

Renowned movie director Dante Lam Chiu-yin, who has been filming ICAC drama series for the past 15 years, is the producer of “ICAC Investigators 2019.”

Working alongside with him were four up-and-coming film directors – Frank Hui Hok-man, Lau Ho-leung, Jevons Au Man-kit, and David Lee Kwong-yiu. The five-episode TV drama series features the challenges faced by two young ICAC investigators over a period of 10 years.

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“With the tactful direction of the production team and brilliant interpretation of the artistes, the drama series is a showcase of the perseverance and determination of ICAC officers from different generations in safeguarding a corruption-free Hong Kong,” Mr Peh said.

The new ICAC TV drama series will be telecast on TVB Jade at 9:30 pm on five consecutive Saturdays starting Saturday (April 6). Audience can also watch the drama series in Hong Kong or overseas through TVB’s online platform and mobile phone applications.

The five episodes of “ICAC Investigators 2019” is adapted from various ICAC cases, including a primary school teacher soliciting bribes from parents, car testing centre staff conducting lax examination on vehicles, restaurant chefs receiving illegal rebates as well as a corruption and misconduct case involving a senior government official.

The cast includes Carlos Chan, Jeannie Chan, Joyce Tang, Ben Wong, Kent Cheng, Harriet Yeung, Winki Lai, Jerry Ku, Jack Wu, William Hu, and Pierre Ngo.

Photo: ICAC

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