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Highs and Lows (Chinese: 雷霆掃毒) is a Hong Kong television crime drama serial produced by TVB under executive producer Lam Chi-wah. The drama stars Michael Miu, Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Ben Wong, Ella Koon and Elaine Ng. It originally aired from 24 September to 4 November 2012, on Hong Kong's Jade, and ran for 30 episodes.

Contents

1 Synopsis 2 Production 3 Cast

3.1 Main cast 3.2 Other cast

4 Awards and nominations 5 Viewership ratings 6 International Broadcast 7 References 8 External links

Synopsis[edit] Gordon Heung (Michael Miu), Senior Inspector of Narcotics Bureau's Operations Wing, is forced to partake in illegal drug manufacturing and trafficking after a mysterious man threatened to reveal his friend's illegal money laundering if he refused. Heung's good friend and student, Senior Inspector Wai Sai-lok (Raymond Lam) of Narcotics Bureau's Intelligence Wing, begins to grow suspicious of Heung after finding some evidence that hinted at Heung's illegal activities during a drug bust. Heung's involvement with drug traffickers also gets leaked to Wai's rival, Chief Inspector Poon Hok-lai (Ben Wong) of the Operations Wing, who decides to use this chance to severe Heung and Wai's relationship. When Poon discovers that Wai had started a romance with his informant, Pat Chan (Kate Tsui), Poon gets in between their relationship and convinces Chan to leave Wai. He then indirectly forcibly exposes her to drug trafficking and consumption, and they eventually worked together to become two powerful forces of illegal drug trafficking in Hong Kong. Production[edit] A trailer for the TVB 2012 Sales Presentation trailer was shot earlier during October 2011 [1] and the Sales Presentation was aired on 17 December 2011. The trailer featured Roger Kwok, Michael Miu, Kevin Cheng, Kate Tsui and Joyce Tang. Kwok portrayed a triad mole sent to the Narcotics Bureau (NB), Miu portrayed an undercover cop from NB, Cheng portrayed an NB officer, Tsui portrayed a pregnant drug dealer and Tang portrayed Miu's wife.[2] Kwok, Cheng and Tang were unable to film due to conflicting schedules. As a result, Elaine Ng, Raymond Lam and Ella Koon were added. A costume ceremony was held on 18 January 2012 at Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One at 12:30PM.[3] Cast[edit] Main cast[edit]

Cast Role Description

Michael Miu Heung Wing (Gordon) 向榮 NB Operational Unit Senior Inspector Undercover Cop in Episodes 1-3 Helen's ex-husband, later reconciled Best friends with Ho Kwai, Cheng Chi Seng and Nin Yau Fu Betrayed the police because of brotherhood but still a righteous cop in the end Killed by Wai Sai Lok unintentionally in Episode 30

Raymond Lam Wai Sai Lok (Happy) 韋世樂 NB Intelligence Unit Senior Inspector Poon Hok Lai's rival Pursues and loves Chan Ka Pik Ko Hei Suen's superior and good friend Ko Hei Suen's love interest Killed Gordon in Episode 30 unintentionally Raises Chan Ka Pik & Poon Hok Lai's son in Episode 30

Kate Tsui Chan Ka Pik (Pat) 陳家碧 Bar fist gamer, later drug dealer for revenge Chan Ka Jun's sister Loves Wai Sai Lok and also his love interest Ko Hei Suen's love rival and good friend Died after giving birth to Poon Hok Lai's son and getting shot by Poon Hok Lai while trying to protect Wai Sai Lok in Episode 30

Ben Wong Poon Hok Lai (Brian) 潘學禮 Main Villain Former OCTB Senior Inspector. Promoted to Operation Unit Chief Inspector in episode 3 Esther's ex-boyfriend Wai Sai Lok's rival Pursued Ko Hei Suen then later gave up Leaves police force in Episode 25, became 2nd "Agent" Killed Ng Dak Tim in Episode 29 Misled Wai Sai Lok to kill Gordon in Ep 30 Used and killed Chan Ka Pik during Episodes 27-30 Died in an explosion in Episode 30 Discovered he had an accidental son with Chan Ka Pik in Episode 30 Gordon's employer Ep 26-30

Ella Koon Ko Hei Suen (Sandy) 高希璇 NB Intelligence Unit Officer Loves Wai Sai Lok Poon Hok Lai's love interest Chan Ka Pik's love rival and good friend Helen's cousin Promoted to Operation Unit Inspector in Episode 30

Elaine Ng Madam Yu (Helen) 于詠彤 NB Financial Investigation Bureau Superintendent Gordon's ex-wife but later reconciled Ivan's girlfriend, but later broke up Married Gordon at his funeral Ko Hei Suen's cousin

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description

Jin Au-yeung Ng Dak Tim (沙膽添) 吳德添 Chan Ka Pik's best friend Likes Chan Ka Pik Died in Ep 29 after being pushed off a building by Poon Hok Lai after failing to assassinate him.

Derek Kok Ho Kwai (阿鬼) 何葵 Operation Unit officer Best friends with Gordon, Cheng Chi Seng and Nin Yau Fu Threatened by "Agent" to work as a "dirty" cop Rescued by Gordon before he was killed by "Agent"'s assassin in Episode 24 Kills "Agent" and his assassin, but eventually commits suicide because of his refusal to surrender himself in Episode 25

Law Lok Lam (羅樂林) Cheng Chi Seng (準哥) 鄭志成 Operation Unit officer Best friends with Gordon, Ho Kwai and Nin Yau Fu

Surrendered and went to jail in Episode 30

Alex Lam (林子善) Nin Yau Fu (數據富) 年有富 Operation Unit officer Best friends with Gordon, Ho Kwai and Cheng Chi Seng

Esther's boyfriend Surrendered and went to jail in Episode 30

Jack Hui

Operation Wing officer

Ho Kwan Sing (何君誠)

CIB officer

Patrick Dunn (鄧梓峰)

Chief Inspector

Yeung Ching Wah (楊證樺)

CIB officer

Lam King Kong (林敬剛)

CIB officer

Kayi Cheung

Operation Wing officer

Hugo Wong (黃子衡) Lee Kei Ching 李紀正 NB officer

Max Cheung (張達倫)

CIB officer

Kirby Lam (林秀怡)

Finance officer

Lily Ho Poon Hok Lai's mother Sells ice cream

Lily Leung (梁舜燕) Gordon's mother

Eileen Yeow Ho Kwai's wife

Ho Chun Hin (何俊軒)

Yu Chi Ming (余子明) Poon Hok Lai's father Sells ice cream

Bryant Mak (麥子樂) Chan Ka Jun 陳家俊 Chan Ka Pik's younger brother Killed in Ep 20

Lily Ho (何傲兒) Esther Poon Hok Lai's Ex Girlfriend later gets back together but breaks up again due to Poon using her for sexual pleasures. Nin Yau Fu's girlfriend

Ko Chun Man (高俊文) Chan Ka Pik's father Took on drugs Sold drugs to Chan Ka Pik's best friend Jenny which led to her death. Later, he was murdered in jail by the orders of Poon Hok Lai while serving sentences on his drug dealing activities.

Rosanne Lui (呂珊)

Cheung Chi Seng's wife

Yiu Ho Ching (姚浩政)

Geoffrey Wong (黃子雄) Ivan Helen's boyfriend, but later broke up Participated in dealing with illegal proceeds. Killed by Helen when she tried to rescue Gordon. (Villain)

Rainbow Ching (程可為) Ko Hei Suen's mother

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Supporting Actor (Ben Wong) Won - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Raymond Lam) Nominated - TVB Best Drama 2012

Viewership ratings[edit] The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership.

Week Originally Aired Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References

1

24–28 September 2012

1 — 5

29

[4]

2

1–5 October 2012

6 — 10

29

[5]

3

8–12 October 2012

11 — 15

31

[6]

4

15–18 October 2012

16 — 19

30

[7]

5

23–26 October 2012

20 — 23

29

[8]

6

29 October – 2 November 2012

24 — 28

30

[9]

4 November 2012

29 — 30

35

38

[10]

International Broadcast[edit]

 Malaysia - NTV7 (Malaysia)  Singapore - Mediacorp Channel U and Mediacorp Channel 8 vietnam-HTV2

References[edit]

^ "Kate Tsui's Revolutionary Behavior; Acting As A Drug Dealer For The Very First Time".  ^ ""Thunderous Drug Raid" @ TVB 2012 Sales Presentation".  ^ "《雷霆掃毒》 "Thunderous Drug Raid" Costume Fitting".  ^ Week 1 Ratings ^ Week 2 Ratings ^ Week 3 Ratings ^ Week 4 Ratings ^ Week 5 Ratings ^ Week 6 Ratings ^ Finale Ratings

External links[edit]

Official TVB website K-TVB.net

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Third line-up

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2011 ← 2012 → 2013

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