The Last Healer in Forbidden City - 末代御醫

After the failures of the Sino-Japanese War of 1895 and the Hundred Days’ Reform of 1898, Emperor Guangxu (Ngo Ka-nin) was removed from power by his aunt, Empress Dowager Cixi (Law Lan), and put under house arrest.Highly-skilled physician To Chung (Roger Kwok) was called to the Imperial Palace to treat Cixi, who has been suffering from a weird illness for quite some time. When To Chung heals Cixi successfully, she grants him the title of Imperial Palace Physician, which To Chung reluctantly accepts.To Chung develops a close relationship with Emperor Guangxu during his time in the Imperial Palace. Not only does he improve the young emperor’s health, he also helps the emperor patch up his relationship with wife, Consort Tsan (Rebecca Zhu). But despite his medical title, To Chung is unable to heal his sick and handicapped wife, Hung Bak-hap (JJ Jia).

Desperately, he seeks the bone-setting doctor, Fuk Ling (Tavia Yeung), in Beijing. Fuk Ling’s treatment remedies his wife’s pain. Impressed with her skills, To Chung refers FukLing to the Imperial Palace, where she ends up as Cixi’s personal bonesetter. To Chung and Fuk Ling’s friendship develops into romantic love, but To Chung’s loyalty to his wife prevents him from pursuing the relationship further.

Fuk Ling’s introduction to the Imperial Palace, however, came at a cost. She had one mission in mind, a mission that encompasses the secrets of the Qing court. But with a secret that big, would she and To Chung be able to escape from the crises unfolding in court, in a dynasty that is doomed to fall?

「御醫」,顧名思義,是專門為中國歷代帝皇治病的御用醫師。能夠成為一代「御醫」,本應是從事醫師行業者的最高榮譽。然而「伴君如伴虎」,手握帝皇性命安危的「御醫」,成功為帝皇驅除百病,固然能夠平步青雲,萬一藥石無靈,帝皇不治,殺頭大罪亦隨之而來,工作如履薄冰!

清朝末年,面對時代洪流,棄舊立新似是當前大勢,作為「末代」御醫,救得了皇帝性命,卻無力主宰國家興亡!


治慈禧「怪病」 成一代御醫

「戊戌變法」失敗,光緒被囚於瀛台,慈禧太后再次垂簾聽政。北京城內一位醫師杜仲(郭晉安飾),生性自負,恃才傲物,對到來求醫之達官貴人也不屑逢迎,不時擺出臭臉,卻因醫術高明反而得到一眾權貴青睞。其時慈禧太后(羅蘭飾)身染「怪病」,杜仲奉命入宮,憑著敏銳觸覺迅速治好之。慈禧對杜仲大為欣賞,破格封杜仲為御醫。


「空降」太醫院  救皇帝性命

杜仲進入太醫院後,獲指派專責宮中奇難雜症,憑著天賦一一拆解「懸案」。其後,杜仲又因揭破皇帝光緒(敖嘉年飾)遭人慢性下毒,得到皇上的信任。杜仲發覺光緒實是有為君主,可惜處處受人制肘,有志難伸,遂設法令他重新振作,自己卻不自覺捲入連場政治風暴……


髮妻與知己 情義兩難全

杜仲當年為報救父之因,迎娶世交殘障女兒洪百合(賈曉晨飾)為妻,惟妻子不能生育,杜仲遵從家人和岳父意見納跌打館繼承人伏苓(楊怡飾)為妾。成親當晚,伏苓竟與情郎私奔,杜仲眼見伏苓寧死不屈大為感動,寫下休書成全二人。惜伏苓南下廣州後遭情郎拋棄,繼而投身革命行列,從事情報工作。

伏苓奉命返回京城,與杜仲重遇,因經常上門為其妻百合按摩推拿而成為好友。伏苓覷準杜仲的御醫身份,經常出入皇宮,遂利用杜仲穿針引線,藉着與杜仲合力醫病,與潛入宮中收集情報。二人合力破解了不少「醫案」,日久生情……

隨著八國聯軍攻入京城,杜仲和伏苓歷經生死,終確認彼此深情,惟伏苓深怕革命黨員身份禍及杜仲,只得按捺愛意。然而紙始終包不了火,伏苓身份終被揭開,杜仲內心掙扎。同時,革命黨人為免杜仲揭露秘密,竟命伏苓殺人滅口……
Stars:
Roger Kwok, Tavia Yeung, Pierre Ngo, JJ Jia, Jazz Lam, Helena Law Lan, Johnathan Cheung, Rebecca Zhu, Eileen Yeow
Times:
20 Episodes
Release:
28 March 2016
Production company(s):
TVB