Witness to a Prosecution – 洗冤录 2 Episode 4
Cast: Bobby Au Yeung, Charmaine Sheh, Halina Tam, Jay Lau, Joyce Tang, Stephen Au, 佘詩曼, 歐錦棠, 歐陽震華, 汪琳, 滕麗名, 羅樂林, 蔡子健, 譚小環
Genre: Historical Fiction, Detective Fiction
Release Date: February, 2003
Witness to a Prosecution – 洗冤录 2 Episode 4 Synopsis
For 30 years, nighttime keeper Sung Chee (Bobby Au-yeung) was despised in To Yuen village due to his posthumous birth in a coffin, having only the sickly scholar Sit Dan (Michael Tse) and the coolie Cha Siu-chaan (Lo Mang) as his friends. After disputing with the village chief over his family’s land, Chee, along with a homeless female thief Tong Sze (Jessica Hsuan), are accused for murdering the chief and are sentenced to death. The village’s newly appointed magistrate Sung Yik (Frankie Lam) finds the case suspicious and investigates. With the help of the mysterious yet experienced coroner Ma Kwai (Lau Kong), Yik successfully revokes Chee and Sze’s sentences. Kwai becomes Chee’s coroner master and Yik employs Chee to be his personal forensic medical doctor. The two become good friends and partners, successfully solving many murder cases in town. Sze develops a crush on Yik, unaware that Yik and Nip Fung (Mariane Chan), daughter of senior constable Nip Yan-lung (Gordon Liu), are already in a relationship. Chee, on the other hand, falls for Lam Choi-dip (Eileen Yeow), the spoiled daughter of rich merchant Lam To (Lee Lung-kei). Choi-dip, however, has her eyes on Yik.
Several months later, a man also by the name of Sung Yik shows up and confronts Yik, calling him a traitor. After the two intensely quarrel, the fake Yik accidentally kills the real Sung Yik. In a panic, he buries Sung Yik’s body in the garden of the Sung family rice shop. Yik’s relatives then mysteriously die one by one; Chee eventually uncovers the body of the real Sung Yik and begins to grow suspicious of the current Yik, a man whom he has always respected and treated as a friend. (9168)