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The Legend of the Condor Heroes
DVD cover
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese射鵰英雄傳
Simplified Chinese射雕英雄传
Genre Wuxia
Based on The Legend of the Condor Heroes
by Louis Cha
Screenplay byChan Kiu-ying
Cheung Wah-biu
Directed by Johnnie To
Ng Yat-fan
Lau Si-yuk
Siu Hin-fai
Ching Siu-tung ( action director)
Starring Felix Wong
Barbara Yung
Michael Miu
Sharon Yeung
Theme music composer Joseph Koo
Opening theme1. Tit Huet Dam Sum (鐵血丹心)
2. Yat Sang Yau Yi Yi (一生有意義)
3. Sai Kan Chi Chung Nei Ho (世間始終你好)
performed by Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng
Country of originHong Kong
Original languageCantonese
No. of episodes59 ( list of episodes)
Producer Wong Tin-lam
Production locationHong Kong
Running time42 minutes per episode
Production company TVB
Original release
Network TVB Jade
Release21 February (1983-02-21) –
22 July 1983 (1983-07-22)
The Return of the Condor Heroes (1983–84)
The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2017)

The Legend of the Condor Heroes is a Hong Kong wuxia television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same title. It was first broadcast on TVB Jade in Hong Kong in 1983. The 59 episodes long series is divided into three parts.The serial was re-aired in 1990, 1995, 2012, and 2013 on TVB Jade.

This 1983 version is considered by many to be a classic television adaptation of the novel and features the breakthrough role of Barbara Yung, who played Huang Rong, During that time, Barbara Yung immediately became TVB's most popular actress.

The series became the highest rated series of that year with a high rating of 99%, The series averaged a rating of 65 points, and has become the most watched series in Hong Kong history so far.

In 1985, it was introduced and broadcast in mainland China by Guangdong TV Station, which triggered a frenzy of people watching it and caused a great sensation. [1] and one of the most watched TVB series by Chinese people in China,Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and around the world.

In 2022, the drama was selected as one of ten classic TVB dramas being honoured for a new joint Youku and TVB programme. [2]


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


  • Part 1: The Legend of the Condor Heroes – The Iron-Blooded Loyalists (射鵰英雄傳之鐵血丹心)
  • Part 2: The Legend of the Condor Heroes – The Eastern Heretic and Western Venom (射鵰英雄傳之東邪西毒)
  • Part 3: The Legend of the Condor Heroes – The Duel on Mount Hua (射鵰英雄傳之華山論劍)


The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳 seh diu ying hung juen) is the soundtrack of this television series, released in 1983 by EMI Records (百代唱片). Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng sing the following songs, most which are heard in the series.

1."Iron Blood and Loyal Heart"鐵血丹心
Tit huet dan sum
2." Mun kong hung" (Roman Tam)滿江紅4:38
3."Peach Blossoms"桃花開 Tou fa hoi3:02
4."Willing to Undertake Love" (Jenny Tseng)肯去承擔愛
Hang heui sing dam ngoi
5."Ballad of the Great Wall" (Roman Tam)長城謠 Cheung sing yiu2:58
6."Your Tender Smile" (Jenny Tseng)你的淺笑 Nei dik chin siu4:01
7."You're the Best in the World"世間始終你好
Sai kan chi chung nei hou
8."Sinful Love" (Jenny Tseng)四張機 Sei cheung kei3:51
9."A Meaningful Life"一生有意義
Yat sang yau yi yi
10."Remembering Our Romance Very Much" (Roman Tam)千愁記舊情
Chin Sau Kei Kau Ching
11."It Seems that I Owe You in My Previous Life" (Jenny Tseng)似是前生欠你
Chi Si Chin Sang Him Nei
12."Do Our Best to Create a Bright Future" (Roman Tam)美滿前途全力創 Mei Mun Chin Tou Chuen Lik Chong5:24


Group photo of the main cast

According to the behind-the-scenes featurette on the DVD, the Mongolian scenes were filmed on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.


This is the award this series has received.[ citation needed]

Year Award Result
1983 New York International Film and Television Festival Gold Medal Award Won
2009 Second place in CCTV's selection of "Ten Most Unforgettable Classic Dramas Post-80s" Won
2019 National Top Ten TV Series in New Era International TV Festival Won
2022  Top ten classic TVB dramas being honoured for a new joint Youku and TVB programme Won


  1. ^ 朱奕錦 (16 October 2018). "中國電視劇收視率排行榜,霍元甲第八,上海灘第七". 香港01. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  2. ^ 朱奕錦 (18 May 2022). "優酷同TVB合辦綜藝《那年的精彩》 邀兩地人重演10套無綫經典劇". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 19 May 2022.

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