When Heaven Burns

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (203)

When Heaven Burns is a Hong Kong television drama produced by TVB and starring Bowie Lam. The show aired from November 21, 2011, to January 6, 2012, for a total of 30 episodes. The show tells the story of four childhood friends who reunite after many years for a hiking trip in the mountains of Hong Kong. The friends, all adults now, have grown apart over the years due to their different lifestyles and conflicting personalities. The hiking trip starts off as a fun adventure, but things quickly turn dark when the group discovers a girl who has been brutally murdered.

As the investigation into the girl's murder unfolds, the four friends are forced to confront their past and deal with the secrets and betrayals they have been hiding from each other. Each character has their own demons to face, and their personal struggles are explored throughout the show.

Bowie Lam plays the role of Vincent, a successful businessman and the leader of the group. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Elaine, but their marriage is falling apart due to his infidelity. Vincent must also confront his guilt over an incident in their past that still haunts him.

Another member of the group is Tim, played by Moses Chan. Tim is a struggling musician who has yet to find success in his career. He is in love with his childhood friend, Janet, but she is already in a committed relationship with someone else. Tim is also dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic event that happened to him years ago.

Janet, played by Charmaine Sheh, is a successful lawyer who is engaged to a wealthy businessman. She is forced to confront the truth about her relationship with her fiancé and the feelings she still has for Tim.

The final member of the group is Jamie, played by Maggie Cheung Ho-yee. Jamie is a single mother who works as a nurse. She is still dealing with the trauma of being raped as a teenager and must confront her attacker when he resurfaces in her life.

When Heaven Burns is a dark and intense drama that explores themes of friendship, betrayal, and trauma. The show tackles heavy subject matter and is not afraid to delve into the darker aspects of human nature. It features strong performances from the cast, particularly Bowie Lam, who won the TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor for his role as Vincent.

Overall, When Heaven Burns is a gripping and thought-provoking drama that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. It is a must-watch for fans of Hong Kong television and anyone looking for a powerful exploration of the human psyche.

When Heaven Burns is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on November 21, 2011.

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Episode 30
30. Episode 30
December 30, 2011
Chi-Yan thought about if things can change what will happen to them now. Ka-Ming would still be alive. Both Chi-Yan and Ka-Ming will live happily. In addition, Yi-Long, Chun-Hung, and Chun-Hin would cross a different path.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
December 29, 2011
Chi-Yan forgave Chun-Hung, Chun-Hin, and Yi-Long after listening to Dr. Dylan (Joe Junior). Chi-Yan invited all three of them in a bar, hoping that they could be friends again.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
December 28, 2011
Chun-Hin's son was kidnapped but released after Suet-Mei gave Chun-Hung a phone call. Chun-Hin, Chun-Hung, and Yi-Long arranged a meeting with each other. Both Yi-Long and Chun-Hung accused each other for the kidnap.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
December 27, 2011
Yi-Long needed help from Lui Yiu-Bun (Cheung Kwok Keung); however, Yiu-Bun is only willing to help him if he can sleep with Lam Pui-Ling (Queenie Chu). Pui-Ling agreed to help Yi-Long, but this time would be the last time that she would help Yi-Long.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
December 26, 2011
Chun-Hung asked Chun-Hin to falsify the company's financial records so that the company can go public. If Chun-Hin refused, Chun-Hung would expose Suet-Mei's money laundering that Chun-Hung tricked her into doing it.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
December 23, 2011
When Cheuk-Wah and Chun-Hung were returning home, they got into a car accident. The impact was so big that Cheuk-Wah's body went out of the car.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
December 22, 2011
Chun-Hung invited Chun-Hin in joining his company. Chun-Hin rejected the offer, but Chun-Hung mentioned that William's father had a debt on Cheuk-Wah's company.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
December 21, 2011
As Cheuk-Wah's trust is growing for Chun-Hung, she noticed her feeling is starting to change for Chun-Hung.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
December 20, 2011
Wing-Yee smells another perfume scent from Chun-Hung's clothes. Thus, Wing-Yee checks Chun-Hung's phone and found that Au Hoi-Ching (Cindy Lee) is having an affair with her husband.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
December 19, 2011
Ever since Yi-Long left Cheuk-Tung, he worked in a bar as a guitarist; meanwhile, Chun-Hung was becoming more successful in Cheuk-Wah's company. As for Chun-Hin, he began working as an actuary again.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
December 16, 2011
Cheuk-Wah suddenly invited Chun-Hung to her financial company. Chun-Hung accepted the offer, because he knew that he can't go back the labor union anymore.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
December 15, 2011
Because of of Yi-Long's assistance, a witness was able to appear in the court to prove Chun-Hin's innocence.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
December 14, 2011
Yi-Long begged Cheuk-Wah to leave Chun-Hin alone, for Yi-Long did not want his personal issues with Cheuk-Wah to affect Chun-Hin.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
December 13, 2011
Suet-Mei found out that Chun-Hin had no psychological problem; however, she asked Chun-Hin to fake his illness in order to walk away from the murder case.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
December 12, 2011
Chun-Hin was charged with murdering his daughter's boyfriend. During the police interrogation, Chun-Hin couldn't take the guilt anymore, but to confess about the truth of what happened eighteen years ago.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
December 9, 2011
Chun-Hin finally remembered what happened eighteen years ago and told Yi-Long and Chun-Hung about it. The two of them were shocked. Yi-Long threatens Chun-Hin not to tell anyone, but Chun-Hin rejected him.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
December 8, 2011
Chun-Hin mentioned the incident that happened in the snow mountain to Yi-Long and Chun-Hung. Chun-Hin had skeptical memories of eating Hui Ka-Ming (Stanley Cheung), but he wasn't sure if his memory was true or not.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
December 7, 2011
Yi-Long got ambushed by a group of people in front of Cheuk-Tung. Yi-Long's head was bleeding, so he was sent to the hospital. Cheuk-Tung went home and blamed Cheuk-Wah for the ambush.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
December 6, 2011
Yi-Long twisted the facts and made Cheuk-Tung believed that Cheuk-Wah was the one who hired Yi-Long to deceive her into giving all of her shares to Cheuk-Wah. After listening to Yi-Long, Cheuk-Tung's and Cheuk-Wah's misunderstanding were grew bigger.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 5, 2011
Hau Chiu-Ping (Chan Hung-Lit) went to Cheuk-Wah's house and told her that the Taiwan's Justice Department was still investigating their case that happened ten years ago.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
December 2, 2011
Chun-Hung finally had the courage to ask Wing-Yee for a divorce, but Wing-Yee suddenly changed her mind, which causes Chun-Hung to be clueless on what to do.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
December 1, 2011
Chun-Hung decided to join the election for the Legislative Council in order to help the workers to gain the greatest benefits.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 30, 2011
Chun-Hin and Yeung Suet-Mei (Angela Tong) saw a car accident on the street. Chun-Hin approached closely to observe the corpse.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 29, 2011
Chun-Hung and Ma Wing-Yee (Astrid Chan) were having a serious conversation with each other. Chun-Hung was only willing to talk about the bird flu that's happening in Hong Kong, while Wing-Yee wants to talk about their problems.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 28, 2011
Cheuk-Tung and Yi-Long arranged a little party with their friends in their house after returning from their honeymoon. Chi-Yan , Chun-Hin, Chun-Hung, and Yi-Long were playing snooker in the house's wine cellar.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 25, 2011
Cheuk-Wah (Elaine Jin) met Yi-Long (Moses Chan) and blamed him for transferring his black market's speculation lost to the company.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 24, 2011
Yung Cheuk-Tung (Maggie Shiu) went to the boxing club to search for Sung Yi-Long (Moses Chan) and found him surrounded by many people.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 23, 2011
After the divorce of Yip Chi-Yan (Charmaine Sheh) and Bowman (Ben Wong), Yan decided to move out to live alone. In a stormy night, she went to the radio station and heard Lau Chun-Hung's (Bowie Lam) voice on the radio.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 22, 2011
Yip Chi-Yan (Charmaine Sheh) was weary but still went to work as usual with the mind of being adrift on life and future; she does not know what to do or where to go.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 21, 2011
Three old friends, Lau Chun-Hung, Sung Yi-Long, and Cheng Chun-Hin heard from the radio station that their long-term friend, Yip Chi-Yan, has been missing.
Where to Watch When Heaven Burns
When Heaven Burns is available for streaming on the TVB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch When Heaven Burns on demand at and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    November 21, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (203)