The Legend of Wong Tai Sin

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The Legend of Wong Tai Sin
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GenreFantasy
Written byCheung Kwok-wing
Chiu Ching-yung
Fong Sai-yin
Cheng Kai-lap
Wong Mei-seung
Long Sau-yan
Lau Ting-kin
Directed byYau Ah-kwai
Benny Chan
Po Tang-chun
Wai Hon-to
Lee Hon-to
Starring Adam Cheng
Patrick Tse
Susanna Au-yeung
Sheren Tang
Kitty Lai
Patricia Chong
Rebecca Chan
Mary Hon
Opening themeThe Illumination of a Thousand World (光照萬世) by Adam Cheng
Ending themePassing with the Wind (隨風而逝) by Adam Cheng
Composer Joseph Koo
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language Cantonese
No. of episodes20
Production
ProducerKam Chi-fai
Running time45 minutes (20 episodes)
Production company TVB
Release
Original network TVB Jade
First shown in1986
Original release15 September (1986-09-15) 
10 October 1986 (1986-10-10)

The Legend of Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙) is a TVB television series premiered in 1986 based on the story of Wong Tai Sin.

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Music

Theme song "The Illumination of a Thousand World" (光照萬世) and sub theme song "Passing With the Wind" (隨風而逝) were composed and arranged by Joseph Koo. The lyricist was Tang Wai-hung and performer was Adam Cheng.

Synopsis

Rain god Chisongzi (Adam Cheng) was supposed to take orders from heaven to rain many consecutive months to punish the humans via flood storms. However he could not bear to watch the humans suffer so much. The Jade Emperor then punishes the Rain god by sending him to be reincarnated as a human on earth.

In the Eastern Jin dynasty a fortune teller predicted that the current emperor would be overthrown by someone born on August 23 that year. The emperor ordered all babies born on that date killed. But even after the mass execution, the emperor would continue to have reoccurring nightmares about being assassinated. It turns out his own son, Prince Lung (Patrick Tse) was born on that date and ended up killing him. Lung would bring a lot of troubles to the kingdom in an effort to become the next ruler.

Rain god was now reincarnated as Wong Zo-ping, a miracle doctor and healer who tried to help many people along the way. Later Wong Zo-ping becomes heavenly deity on earth Wong Tai-sin to face off against the corrupt empire. He would eventually become a legendary icon.

Cast

CastRoleDescription [1]
Adam Cheng Rain Deity Chisongzi
(赤松子)
A Deity controls wind and rain in heaven worked for Jade Emperor. Banish to reincarnated as a human because of he stopping raining that flooded in the human realm to save a large group of humans from any more suffering from the flood.
Wong Cho-ping
(黃初平)
The reincarnated human form of Chisongzi, a poor peasant who later became miracle healer after face much crisis with help of his four fairies friends from heaven.
Wong Tai Sin A Daoist deity is known for the power of healing which Wong Cho-ping became after face many challenges through his adventure and battle against evil.
Lung Tin-san (龍天燊)Wong Co-hei (黃初起)Brother of Wong Cho-ping
Patrick Tse Prince Lung (飛龍太子)Next in line for the throne of becoming emperor. His father fear him because of his birthday is a bad omen told by a foreteller which he tries to get rid of him. He is Wong Cho-ping's nemesis in the story. He comes into possession of an evil sword and begins a tyrannical rule.
Main Villain
Susanna Au-Yeung (歐陽珮珊)Zi Tin-ziu (指天椒)Ally of Wong Tai Sin
Pao Fong (鮑方)EmperorFear Prince Lung because of his birthday is a bad omen told by a foreteller. He was murder by Prince Lung for the throne in the beginning of the story.
Rebecca Chan Princess Soen Soen (雙雙公主)A foreign princess has a crush on Wong Cho-ping. She died saving Wong Cho-ping when Prince Lung accidentally stab her when she allows Wong Cho-ping escape.
Teresa Mo Ally of Wong Tai Sin
Sheren Tang Gu Sou-sou (孤素素)
Patricia Chong (莊靜而)
Shih Kien
Kwan Hoi-san
Lau Kong Brother of prince Lung. The current emperor
Mary Hon
Kitty Lai (黎美嫻)Cing yi (青兒)Peasant girl
Hon Ma-lei (韓瑪利)
Amy Hu (胡美儀)
Chung Leoi (張雷)
Jim Ping-hei (詹秉熙)
Wayne Lai Court councilor
Cheung Ying-choi (張英才)
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