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Skoppensboer

TV series, 1984-1985

Spy drama. Jack Krynauw is the managing director of a electronics company. He falls in love with a beautiful journalist - but when Hedda starts asking too many questions about his company's arms interests, he becomes suspicious. It turns out that not only is Hedda a KGB agent, but an unknown and dangerous KGB informant has infiltrated the highest levels of the South African government. Soon, they both have a difficult decision to make: will they choose each other, or will patriotic loyalty come between them? Read more about Skoppensboer

Die Hoogste Bod

TV series, 1984-1985

Family drama about a blind multi millionnaire and his estranged children. Bert de Villiers lives with his sister Esther on his farm, Thebes. He has disinherited his daughter Erna, who married against his will, and his son is addicted to drugs. Other characters are dishonest attorney Dolf Roodt and Bert's rich friend, Adele Vorster. Read more about Die Hoogste Bod

Hello Blikbrein

TV series, 1984-1985

Educational series about computers. Series 1 offered an introduction to computers, while series 2 delved deeper into the world of algorhythms and programming. The series was aimed at high school students. Read more about Hello Blikbrein

Meisie van Suidwes

TV series, 1984

Drama series about a young woman who must overcome terrorism, tragedy and illness in order to find love. When Linda Eloff's mother is murdered, she leaves her native South-West Africa (Namibia) to stay with her cousin in Johannesburg. She is filled with rage and thoughts of revenge, until she meets and falls in love with Jakkie, a friend of her cousin Wilmie. But, once again, tragedy strikes: Linda discovers that she suffers from an incurable disease. To top it all, Linda gets a visit from an old suitor from back home, the rich and cocky Willem. Read more about Meisie van Suidwes

Sien Jy Nou

TV series, 1984

Youth series. A teenage girl and her family struggle to adjust after she is blinded in an accident. During a school concert, a piece of the set falls on Tonia Visser. She is left blind, but refuses to go to a school for blind students and insist on carrying on with her life as before. Her decision has major consequences for her family - father, twin sister Berna, little brother Ferdie and housekeeper Mirrie - as well as her friends and teachers at school. Read more about Sien Jy Nou

Geknelde Land

TV series, 1984

Adaption of F.A. Venter's award-winning novel about a family who joins the Great Trek into South Africa's interior. At the time, the series was one of the biggest and most expensive TV productions the SABC had embarked on and was desribed as "Afrikaans Television's first super series". The story begins during the Sixth Border War in 1834, and follows the Dreyer family of Grensplaas, the clashes between their community and the local Xhosas and the family's decision to leave their farm and join the trek into the South African interior. Read more about Geknelde Land

1945

TV series, 1983

Drama series about a poor family's struggle to survive amid the political and social turmoil of the Second World War. The Watermeyer family live on the farm Leeufontein: mother Henna, her two sons Wim and Janneman and her daughter Pattie, whose husband Hendrik is off at war and has left her alone with their 5-year-old daughter. The Watermeyers are Nationalists, in contrast with Con le Roux, their rich, Smuts-supporting neighbour. Le Roux has managed to exploit others' war-time poverty for his own enrichment and has now set his sights on the Watermeyers' farm. Read more about 1945

Ferdie

TV series, 1983

Action-packed children's series. Secret agent cat Ferdinand van Oranje receives his missions from a voice over his pocket radio. Though we never see his mysterious boss, we can rest assured that he will be there when Ferdie needs help. Ferdie's nemesis is Meesterbrein, who is just as mysterious as Ferdie's boss: all we ever see of the fiend are his two hands. He leaves the real dirty work to his two sidekicks, Rotbeen and Skiergesig, who never miss a chance to make life difficult for Ferdie and his clever assistant, Katinka. Read more about Ferdie

Die Voortreflike Familie Smit

TV series, 1983

Family drama series about three generations of the Smit-Hanekom family. There's grandpa Frans and grandma Nellie Smit their daughter Annie and her husband Jabuz Hanekom; and the four daughters: 21-year-old teacher Petro, bright and pretty Grietjie, and mischievous 8-year-old twins Ella and Sienie. Grandpa Frans is a dreamer with a heart of gold and a great love for his country. In the drought of the 1930s he lost the beautiful family farm. Grandma Nellie is practical, hard-working and keeps her husband and his big schemes grounded. Read more about Die Voortreflike Familie Smit

Die Rooi Komplot

TV series, 1983

Drama series following a group of students as they willingly or unwittingly become involved in subversive political activities on campus, Francois Beyers, a brilliant post-graduate student in nuclear physics, returns to a South African university campus. He is on a secret mission from the South African security police to infiltrate and destroy an underground political organisation. The organisation is headed by Victor Melck, who uses innocent people, such as the talented Heidi Greyling, to manipulate the students. Read more about Die Rooi Komplot

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