Pierre Ngo Risks Being Blown Away in Typhoon; Films “Detective Columbo”

TVB has been criticized for its predictable storyline and sloppy productions for some time.  However, TVB makes up for what they lack by employing a crew of dedicated artists. Pierre Ngo (敖嘉年), and Sire Ma (馬賽)  braved the weather and continued filming Detective Columbo<神探高倫布>, ignoring their personal safety despite a typhoon level 8 passing!

Hong Kong Observatory had issued a typhoon warning with level 8 alert yesterday. Once a typhoon of such strength is announced, financial markets, schools, businesses, and non-essential government services are closed.  But the committed cast and crew of period drama, Detective Columbo, produced by Lee Tim Shing (李添勝)  continued to film disregarding the warning!

Risking Life and Safety

Said to be the last drama before Tim Gor’s retirement, Detective Columbo stars Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Pierre Ngo (敖嘉年), and Sire Ma (馬賽).  Filming is coming close to being completed so Pierre and Sire put their best efforts forth.

Dressed in a hospital patient costume, Pierre was required to sit at the edge of the roof-top deck.  Sitting at such high elevation is hazardous enough but with the typhoon hitting, it is a truly dangerous act!  The only safety precaution in place is the backstage crew holding on to Pierre’s clothes to prevent him from falling over the building.

Next to him, Sire Ma filmed the entire process and posted it on Weibo with the following comments, “Even a typhoon with level 8 alert is unable to stop our passion for filming!  I’m just scared that Pierre will be blown away!”

Pierre jokingly replied, “I won’t leave even if I die!” Pierre Ngo, Sire Ma, and the rest of TVB staff clearly demonstrated their devotion to their work and the filming process!

Despite strengthening gale-force winds, Leanne Li (李亞男) and Alice Chan (陳煒) continued filming for other TVB productions.  While filming outside, it was witnessed also that Icy Wong’s (黃婉曼) umbrella was overturned by the typhoon.  Singers, Stephanie Cheng (鄭融) and Anthony Wong (黃耀明) hid in the recording studio and continued recording their respective songs.

The professionalism exhibited by the above artists is to be commended.  However, one should always put their safety as top priority!  With so many of TVB artists leaving to Mainland China and rival television stations, TVB should strongly consider their artists’ welfare and let them go home when personal safety is threatened!

Source: Oriental Daily

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  1. I cannot believe that TVB ignored the typhoon passing. Surely one day in delayed filming can be caught up another time!

    Pierre could seriously have been blown away. Why couldn’t they at least strap some wires to him, instead of the man just standing there to grab onto his shirt hem.

    And they made Pierre sit on the ledge of a roof top for this scene! Is this a conspiracy? Couldn’t they film inside the studio at least and rejuggle some scenes around due to the typhoon?

    1. Remember the 2 lady hosts driving the jeep or something in the travel show? If they don’t care about them in such dangerous situation, more so this one. At least Pierre can run into some building. those poor girls, car rolled down the hill also no where to complain!

  2. That was very dangerous. I’m glad Pierre is safe now. What was everyone thinking?

    OT, what happened to Pierre? TVB not promoting him as much.

    1. I’m pretty sure they’re still promoting him. King Makers is coming out soon and he was in the 2nd row of that group picture.

  3. aww Pierre Ngo ahahaha, oh i love him. Glad he came out of it safe and sound…

    1. I like Pierre. I think he’s a good actor. I wish TVB would promote him more.

  4. hardly surprising considering tvb’s harsh treatment of artists. tvb doesn’t even learn when all their ppl flee to china and other tv stations for their better working conditions

    1. n thy r surprised tht their actors or actresses leave for cti or mainland.. i would hve left ages ago if ths is indeed the working environment.

  5. Trying to compete with Wong Hei’s chasing tornado? LOL

  6. Gosh, this was pretty foolhardy of the production team to pull such a stunt despite the weather conditions. Surely they could have shuffled their schedule and switched to filming indoor scenes for the day. TVB needs to take its employees’ welfare more seriously.

  7. Its actually a level 10 signal. Very serve typhoon storm.

    Stupid TeeVeeBee

    1. Yeap, I heard on radio it’s level 10 too. Very dangerous.

  8. Txb left many artists to work against level 10 storm. And thank to this storm their series got high ratings. Wat will be in tge celebration card? Ignore the storm and cheer for the rating?

    1. Poor HK citizens forced to stay at home and watch horrible TVB series, LOL

      TVB will make a sacrifice to the “typhoon god” for helping the ratings.

  9. I like their dedication, but seriously maybe its gone slightly too far.

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