The Battlefield (1985 TV series)

The Battlefield

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Also known as 'Chor Ho Hon Kai'
Genre Historical drama
Written by Ng Yuk-cheung
Leung Wing-mui
Ng Pan-wah
Yeung Wing-cheung
Directed by Ng Chun-shing
Chik Kei-yee
Tam Chui-ming
See-to Lap-kwong
Starring Shek Sau
Lawrence Ng
Idy Chan
Kiki Sheung
Opening theme Chor Ho Hon Kai (楚河漢界) performed by Alan Tam
2. Chor Kor (楚歌) performed by Jacky Cheung
Ending theme Ba Wong Pit Kei (霸王別姬) performed by Jacky Cheung and Serina Ha
Composer(s) Joseph Koo
James Wong
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 30
Producer(s) Lee Ting-lun
Location(s) Hong Kong
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) TVB
Original network TVB Jade
Original release 5 August – 13 September 1985
The Battlefield
Traditional Chinese 楚河漢界
Simplified Chinese 楚河汉界
Literal meaning Chu River and Han Border

The Battlefield is a Hong Kong television series loosely based on the events in the Chu–Han Contention, an interregnum between the fall of the Qin dynasty and the founding of the Han dynasty. It was first broadcast in 1985 in Hong Kong on TVB Jade.


Two heroes emerged in the final years of the Qin dynasty. They are Lau Bong and Hung Yu. Both of them were initially close friends, but later became rivals in a power struggle for supremacy over China historically known as the Chu–Han Contention.

Hon Sun meets Cheung Leung by coincidence and they strike up a friendship. Hon Sun remains on Hung Yu's side while Cheung Leung decides to serve Lau Bong. Not long later, Hon Sun leaves Hung Yu and is introduced to Lau Bong by Siu Ho. Hon Sun and Cheung Leung work together to help Lau Bong achieve his dream of ruling China.

Yuk Dip-yee is a former imperial spy who was sent to assassinate Hung Yu. However, she falls in love with Hung Yu and is unable to bring herself to kill him. She eventually dies at the hands of Hung Yu's uncle, Hung Leung. Subsequently, a beauty called Consort Yu appears and becomes the subject of a love rivalry between Hung Yu and Lau Bong. Hung Yu eventually wins Consort Yu's heart. In anger, Lau Bong marries Lui Chi, intending to use her father to help him deal with Hung Yu. This marks the beginning of the war between Lau Bong and Hung Yu.


Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanisation.
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