English title: Time Before Time
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Broadcast network: TVB
Broadcast period: 1997-Aug-04 to 1997-Aug-29
In 1922 a young couple, Luk Wan-kwong (Gordon Lam) and Siu Fu-yung (Kathy Chow) were murdered in Guangzhou, China. From the time of their death, the warehouse store "Guang chang lung" passes to Luk's surviving brothers. The mystery of their deaths is never solved, though rumours begin that the store has become inhabited by a female ghost.
In 1947 Hong Kong a lazy 25-year-old coolie named Dai-kwong finds work in the same warehouse store. One night in the allegedly haunted store, he accidentally releases the ghost of Siu Fu-yung from an old oil-paper umbrella. She mistakes Dai-kwong for her lover since he looks exactly the same as her husband Wan-kwong who died 20 years ago. Frightened half to death, Dai-kwong explains that he is not the one she's looking for and reluctantly promises to help her find her lost lover.
Through a radio station, the ghost of Siu Fu-yung retells her tragic life by possessing the body of the radio host. As time goes on Dai-kwong falls in love with the female ghost and jeopardizes his relationship with his real wife. Later during a stormy night, memories of Dai-kwong's previous life return and he realises that he is the reincarnation of Luk Wan-kwong. Both in his present and past life he has coincidentally been given the same name, "Kwong". The mystery of who killed Luk Wan-kwong and Siu Fu-yung begins to unravel.
In the 1990s, Fu-yung and Kwong are again reincarnated and it is again their fate to meet again. Fortunately, unlike their previous two lifetimes, it is hinted that this time the two lovers will live happily ever after.