Created by Paul Barron and Peter Andrikidis
Serangoon Road is a ten-episode private eye drama from Australia, set in 1960s Singapore, and starring Don Hany and Joan Chen.
The mini-series, filmed on location in Singapore, is a big deal international co-production between ABC TV and HBO Asia, with American and Australian money also involved, and the first HBO Asia production.
The show is set in a tumultuous time in the island's history, full of racial, political, criminal and class unrest, and takes its title from the road that runs from poverty-stricken Little India to the snooty Boon Keng area of Singapore, linking many of the island's ethnic neighbourhoods. It follows the uneasy relationship between Australian-born businessman SAM CALLAGHAN (Hany), who's done well for himself in the import/export biz, and his neighbour and recent widow, PATRICIA CHENG, who runs a Chinatown detective agency. After her husband is murdered, while working on a case, Sam agrees to help out.
But Sam, as a child, has plenty of his own issues to sort out. As a child, he was held in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, and later joined the military, serving in Malaya, is reluctant to get involved.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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