1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as a new nation is about to be born. The Malayan Emergency is over but added new scars to the memories of colonial rule and the Japanese occupation during WW2. This is the city of Sam Callaghan, Patricia Cheng and the clients of the Cheng Detective Agency. Sam agrees to help Patricia after her husband is killed while working on a case. Patricia may not be a detective, but she knows her company needs a good investigator with contacts in the Chinese and Malay communities as well as among US/British ex-pats. Sam is all of that. But, after a childhood in a POW camp and a checkered career in Military Intelligence during the Malay Emergency, he is also carrying a lot of baggage. The one-off favour to his neighbour becomes a case-by-case part-time job and eventually Sam is effectively working almost full-time at the Agency. The Cheng Detective Agency’s cases range from the usual (straying spouses and petty fraudsters) to events with international implications and complications -- some of which drag Sam back into the dark worlds he is trying to leave behind.
Don Hany, Joan Chen, Maeve Dermody, Alaric, Michael Dorman, Pamela Chee
Paul D. Barron
10 x 60'
Series, Drama Series, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Year of Production