Journey to the West (1996 TV series)

Journey to the West

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Genre Chinese mythology, shenmo fantasy, adventure
Written by Wu Cheng'en (original story)
Yip Kwong-yam
Chung Ching
Chung Yeuk-si
Ding Sam
So Chi-wai
Leung Siu-yan
Directed by Lo Lun-seung
Wong Kin-fan
Lee Kim-wo
Lee Man-lung
Chan Seung-kuen
Lau Kwok-fai
Starring Dicky Cheung
Kwong Wah
Wayne Lai
Evergreen Mak
Narrated by Jimmy Kwok
Theme music composer Ng Tung-ming
Chu Ging-yin
Kwan Bo-syun
Opening theme Sai Yau Kei (西遊記) performed by Dicky Cheung
Ending theme Fat Sut Wu Mo Do (法術烏魔多) performed by Dicky Cheung
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 30
Producer(s) Lau Sze-yu
Location(s) China
Editor(s) Cheung Wah-biu
Yip Kwong-yam
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) TVB
Original network TVB Jade
First shown in November 1996
Followed by Journey to the West II (1998)
Journey to the West
Traditional Chinese 西遊記
Simplified Chinese 西游记

Journey to the West is a Hong Kong television series adapted from the novel of the same title. Starring Dicky Cheung, Kwong Wah, Wayne Lai and Evergreen Mak, the series was produced by TVB and was first broadcast on TVB Jade in Hong Kong in November 1996. A sequel, Journey to the West II, was broadcast in 1998, but the role of the Monkey King was played by Benny Chan instead, due to contract problems between Dicky Cheung and TVB. Cheung later reprised the role in another television series The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra (2002), which was broadcast on TVB but not produced by the station.


Main cast

Other cast

Note: Some cast members played multiple roles.

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