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Wolwedans in die Skemer

TV series, 1987

TV adaptation of the hugely popular 1981 radio drama, about the murderous "wolf" terrorising the residents of Hotel Nyala - particularly the new receptionist, Sonja Daneel, whose memory loss seems to hide certain horrors in her past, as well as the identity of the murderer. But will she remember before she falls victim to the killer's axe? The TV series had new twists and intrigues. In 2012, Wolwedans in die Skemer became a film and another novel, once again with new surprises. Read more about Wolwedans in die Skemer

Rieksie Rautenbach, Baasspeurder

TV series, 1986

Youth series about a woman detective who gets stationed in a small Free State town. Rieksie Rautenbach gets sent to Blesbokfontein and quickly decides to get the station back into shape. Her station commander doesn't seem convinced that a woman could be up for the job and they are constantly at odds with each other. But Rieksie doesn't stand back for her colleagues and often gets the bad guys, whether it's thieves, kidnappers, drug dealers or murderers they're after. Read more about Rieksie Rautenbach, Baasspeurder

Veebee

TV series, 1986

Detective series about Meiring Naude, a millionaire property speculator who's always dreamt of being a private detective. With a couple of his friends, they outsmart some tough criminals. Read more about Veebee

Dirk Hoffman

TV series, 1985

Series about a lawyer, his practice and his rather eccentric clients. Though he is good-hearted - his colleagues would call him a sucker - Dirk Hoffman is smart and certainly not to be underestimated. His cases, which vary from theft and divorce to diamond smuggling and murder, were based on real-life incidents. Dirk Hoffman was the first TV series in which a part was specifically written for a coloured actor, namely that of Dirk's clerk. Read more about Dirk Hoffman

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