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Serangoon Road

Serangoon Road

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In 1964, Singapore is an island on edge. Political dissidents set off bombs in the streets, while locals and foreigners uneasily coexist. Sam Callaghan (Don Hany, Underbelly) bridges these worlds. An Australian expat and former army officer, Sam spent his childhood in a Singaporean prison camp. When Patricia Cheng (Joan Chen, Lust, Caution, Twin Peaks) seeks his help to keep her detective agency afloat following her husband’s murder, Sam quickly becomes the man to call to get a job done.
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In 1964, Singapore is an island on edge. Terrorists set off bombs in the streets, while locals and foreigners uneasily coexist. Sam Callaghan (Don Hany, Underbelly) bridges these worlds. An Australian expat and former army military intelligence officer, Sam spent his childhood in a Singaporean prison camp. When Patricia Cheng (Joan Chen, Lust, Caution; Twin Peaks) seeks his help to keep her detective agency afloat following her husband’s murder, Sam quickly becomes the man to call to get a job done.

Sam treads into tense situations with the street smarts born of a hard-fought past. Whether he’s sharing intel with a young CIA agent (Michael Dorman, Wonderland) or trying not to get killed by the leader of the Red Dragon gang (Chin Han, The Dark Knight), Sam is used to taking risks—including his love affair with the beautiful but married Claire Simpson (Maeve Dermody, Black Water).

HBO Asia’s first commissioned drama series, this high-quality co-production with Australia’s ABC TV features absorbing mysteries set in the charged atmosphere of a country on the brink of change.

BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (9 min.), production notes by series creator Paul Barron, and a photo gallery


Episode 1
When a US Navy sailor is stabbed to death outside a nightclub, CIA officials seek the help of the Cheng Detective Agency. Proprietress Patricia Cheng recruits Sam Callaghan, an Australian expat who grew up in Singapore, to exploit his ties to the local community and find the killer.

Episode 2
A Chinese woman arrives in Singapore searching for her husband, from whom she was separated during World War II and its aftermath. While Sam and Su Ling hunt for answers about the man’s fate, Sam also approaches the Red Dragon gang about the break-in at the detective agency.

Episode 3
Riots in the streets have put the whole city on edge. When Patricia attempts to make a delivery to a client, she is attacked and her photographs are stolen. Sam’s efforts to help her ultimately lead him to a mysterious client, political dissidents, and MI6 activities.

Episode 4
Maxwell Black of West Pacific Exports hires the agency to investigate rumors that one of his employees is on the take—specifically Frank Simpson, Claire’s husband. Meanwhile, Kay Song presses Sam to find the traitor in the Red Dragon’s ranks.

Episode 5
While visiting a village hospital sponsored by West Pacific Exports, Claire discovers that its malaria medicine is ineffective. As Sam tracks down those responsible for the drug tampering, Claire learns a harsh lesson in political realities.

Episode 6
One night during the Hungry Ghost Festival, a newborn boy is left on the doorstep of the detective agency. As they try to identify the baby’s parents, Sam and Patricia contend with ghosts from their own pasts.

Episode 7
The police suspect trade unionists led by Lim Chee Kit are responsible for the latest bombing. Businessman James Lim— Chee Kit’s brother—hires the agency to locate him before the authorities do. But over the course of the job, Kang and Su Ling both find their futures in jeopardy.

Episode 8
When two young Australian women vanish from a freighter near Singapore, the Australian consulate asks Sam to discover what happened to them. Meanwhile, Patricia copes with devastating revelations about her late husband.

Episode 9
Sam’s old friend Robert Collier is arrested for murdering his date, bartender and aspiring reporter Angelica Warnock. Convinced of his innocence, Sam tries to clear his name—but even Robert himself can’t remember what happened that night.

Episode 10
With new leads to follow, the team focuses on investigating Winston’s murder. The evidence trail leads to Winston’s elusive last client, a hired assassin, and treachery among Singapore’s power players. Finally, Sam and Claire come to a decision about their relationship.

BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (9 min.), production notes, and a photo gallery.

Additional Information
Format: DVD
Run Time: About 9 1/2 Hours
Region: Region 1
Starring: Don Hany;Joan Chen;Maeve Dermody;Alaric Tay
Cast: <p>Series Cast <br />Don Hany... Sam Callaghan (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Joan Chen... Patricia Cheng (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Maeve Dermody... Claire Simpson (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Alaric Tay... Kang (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Michael Dorman... Conrad Harrison (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Pamelyn Chee... Su Ling (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Zhang Wei... Uncle Weng (10 episodes, 2013) <br />Ario Bayu... Inspector Amran (9 episodes, 2013) <br />Rachael Blake... Lady Tuckworth (9 episodes, 2013) <br />Tony Martin... Bruce 'Macca' MacDonald (8 episodes, 2013) <br />Jeremy Lindsay Taylor... Frank Simpson (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Wendy Toh... Joo Ee (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Shane Briant... Major Lawrence Miller (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Aizuddiin Nasser... Tommy (7 episodes, 2013) <br />Chin Han... Kay Song (6 episodes, 2013) <br />Beatrice Chien... Kok Tao Aunty (6 episodes, 2013) <br />Ted Maynard... Wild Bill (5 episodes, 2013) </p>
Episodes: 10
ISBN: 54961233298
Number of Discs: 3
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serangoon
Excellent story of an era about which many don't know and others have forgotten.
Pivotal point in the relationship between Singapore and Indonesia. Australia had much to gain by playing their cards right. Enjoyable without being a history lesson.
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Review by jerseyted; (Posted on 3/17/2015)