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Doffel, Babbel en Bekkie

TV series, 1986

Educational series in which Doffel, Babbel and Bekkie learn about things like shapes, big and small, loud and soft, similarities and differences, going to the dentist and many more. They often get visits (and gifts) from their good friend Tjoefie. Read more about Doffel, Babbel en Bekkie

Pumpkin Patch

TV series, 1987-1996

Children series set in the sunny town of Pumpkin Patch and featuring the mayor, Uncle Bill, Woofles the watchdog, puppet cousins Freckles and Speckles and friendly presenter Laurel. In 1991, Laurel won a trip around the world and had to bid the pumpkin patch farewell. In her place came Claire, who joined the others until the series ended in 1996. Sometimes, among the stories, fun and make-believe, the pumpkin choir would sing a song. Read more about Pumpkin Patch

Zet!

TV series, 1987-1994

Christian series for children, featuring Bible stories, life lessons and a fantasy character named Zet. The stories were illustrated in real time by artist Ron Berry. The episodes alternated between Afrikaans and English. Read more about Zet!

Mannemarak

TV series, 1986-1992

Educational series about the friendly and inquisitive alien Mannemarak, who visits our planet once a week to learn more about the earth and its inhabitants. His mission is to make films for his friends back home, and with the help of his faithful computer Kompie, he learns about what he sees outside his tiny spaceship. Mannemarak is also a hungry little alien, and after his learning sessions here on earth, he quickly sets off again to make sure he doesn't miss supper back home! Read more about Mannemarak

Mina Moo en Kie

TV series, 1987-1991

Puppet series about a friendly cow, Mina Moo, who owns a popular dairy in Klokkiesvlei. Her assistant and deliveryman, Karring Straatkat, may look like an average cat, but he has a useful trick: after just one sip of milk, he turns into superhero Karring Ramkat. With Karring at her side, Mina is able to deliver milk to the locals, especially Kappertjie Crèche, Laerskool Gousblom and Aandblom retirement home – all this despite the best efforts of Bak and Terie, two dirty and sly germs who would do anything for control over Mina Moo’s dairy. Read more about Mina Moo en Kie

Mulwana La Mmutla

TV series, 1982

Maqiti Mmutla the rabbit owns a film production company. Together with his two friends, Malekelle Mosha the scatterbrained meerkat and Moletsi Nakedi the musical skunk, he makes educational films for children. But despite their serious business, this threesome is everything but dour, and their escapades made the children laugh while they learn. Read more about Mulwana La Mmutla

Pieriewieriepark

TV series, 1986

Education series in which Pieriewierie and his friends teach children about all sorts of things, from road rules to fruit and vegetables. Pieriewierie lives in a magic tree in Pieriewieriepark and gets regular visits from Parkie, the park caretaker; Sonja the vegetable seller; Mr. Postman; and the children. There's also Bravo Brak and Crescendo Kat, the glamourous cabaret pair who sing beautiful songs about all sorts of interesting topics. Read more about Pieriewieriepark

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

Hobbies

TV series, 1982

Pre-teen series about different hobbies: what they are, how to get started and how much they can cost. Read more about Hobbies

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