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Not a fortnight goes by without the launch of an action drama built around a sudden, earth-shattering event.

Sunday, 12 December, 2010, 12:00am

Media man of action

With two channels to run and big plans for Asian-themed action movies, Jef Lim has little time these days to sit back and relax in front of his television. Instead, the head of programming and production for Tiger Gate Entertainment is out planning, buying or adapting programmes for the firm's Thrill and KIX pay channels and initiating projects for the big screen.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Channel hop

A decent brand name goes a long way in television, as evidenced by the four-decade success of the Star Trek franchise. Along with syndication, most TV series these days are planned with merchandise-able characters and spin-offs in mind.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Channel hop

For your TV diet this week, we have the most random bag of assorted goodies yet.

First up, as part of its get-to-know-China series, Stories from the Middle Kingdom, BBC Knowledge offers The Road to Beijing (Saturday, at 7.50pm) - a portrait of 2004 Olympic badminton champion Zhang Ning.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Recruiting starts for third season of The Amazing Race Asia

The second season hasn't finished airing yet but the AXN network has already confirmed it is going ahead with a third season of The Amazing Race Asia reality show.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Destination Asia

Two girls learn to co-operate during gruelling 24-day race

A reality show is not real after all - that's what Aurelia Chenat and Sophie Teng found out after taking part in The Amazing Race Asia II.

During the gruelling competition, 10 teams from Asian cities covered 50,000 kilometres across four continents in 24 days.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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It is hard not to feel sorry for Ray Liotta. I'm sure if you'd told him back in 1990, just after he'd played the lead in arguably one of the finest movies of all time (GoodFellas), that his ensuing career would be so mediocre, he'd have said you were a funny guy.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Calling all adventurers

Last season, Sandy Sydney and Francesca von Etzdorf almost won for Hong Kong. Now the Amazing Race Asia is looking for participants for the second series. The AXN-produced reality show proved a ratings hit, so it's going to send another group of teams across the region to face detours and roadblocks on their way to pit stops - all for US$100,000.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Channel hop

All good things, they say, must come to an end, and so it goes this week for the current seasons of two of the most popular reality-television shows.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Race is still wide open

Due to overwhelming interest, the Amazing Race Asia has extended its deadline to March 31. SPE Networks (Asia), who are behind the Asian version of the hit reality show, says it has been inundated with entrants. General manager Ricky Ow said: 'So far, nearly 10,000 application forms have been downloaded from our website and we have seen some excellent audition videos.'

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Trio map out strategy for gruelling adventure race

Three university students will take on top adventure race warriors in the Hong Kong AXN Challenge 2004 next week.

Team OrienteerX, comprising three orienteering enthusiasts, will take part in the gruelling 40-kilometre multi-sport race to be held in the New Territories and Kowloon next Saturday. They will compete with some of the best adventure racers in Asia.

7 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Action-packed quest for outdoor enthusiasts

Organisers of the Hong Kong AXN Challenge, a multi-disciplinary urban adventure race, plan to transform the city into a giant playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

VJ Kamal spins into town

Kamal Sidhu, the former MTV, AXN and MuchMusic VJ, made a pit stop in her former hometown for a few days last week.

Spotted at Dragon-i, the Canadian-born, India-based celebrity managed to garner more attention than popstar Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, who was sitting one table away.

Kamal was very friendly and just happy to be back in Hong Kong.

24 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


Man's Heritage: Bears Of The Sun And The Moon

Pearl, 8pm

6 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Fang-tastic names

Sunday Young Post readers Rufus Redsell, 16 and Olivia Boswell, 15, have won the Rock's Up Characters Naming Competition with their simple, yet catchy entries: 'Fang' for Rock Boy and 'Flame' for Rock Girl respectively.

26 Jan 2003 - 12:00am