Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

TV series, 1987-1993

A talented new writer is awarded the sought-after Basson prize for his debut novel, Die Enkeling. He fails to appear at the awards ceremony - in fact, he seems to have disappeared. An intrigued magazine journalist, Carina Human, decides to investigate and soon she starts unravelling the story of Jacques Rynhard's life. She discovers a tragic story in which a young boy is accused of shooting his father, sent to reform school, rejected by his mother and betrayed by the people he loved the most. It's not long before Jacques becomes more than a story to Carina. But will her efforts to clear his name bring her face to face with the man she's come to love? Other characters was Jacques childhood friend Jan-Paul, his sweetheart Lena, his cold-hearted mother Liebet, and confidante Shivas, his rich and self-centered fiancée Alicia and his enemy since his days in reform school, the vengeful Gavin Greeff. The second series introduced more characters and even more ingtrigue - would Jacques remain a victim to those around him, or would he finally stand up for himself and be with the woman he has always loved?

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling
Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

7 May 1987

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Drama series

Number of series:

2

Number of episodes:

14+

Director:

Henry Mylne

Writer:

Leon van Nierop

Translation of title:

"Ballad for a Loner"

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacterSeries

Gavin van den Berg

Jacques RynhardSeries 1-2
Karin Retief (as Karin Fourie)Carina HumanSeries 1-2
Babs LakerLiebet RynhardSeries 1-2
Louw VerweyMr. RynhardSeries 1-2
Marie PentzTrudie “Shivas” LindeSeries 1-2
Selma van der VyverLena AucampSeries 1-2
Alwyn van der MerweJan-Paul OttoSeries 1-2
Anneline KrielAlicia FranckeSeries 1
Brümilda van RensburgAlicia FranckeSeries 2
William EganOtto BeukesSeries 1
Shareen SwartMeisie MoolmanSeries 1-2
Hugo TaljaardGavin GreeffSeries 1-2
André RoothmanEmile HumanSeries 2
Nico van ZylLucas NaudéSeries 2
Cobus RossouwLood BurgerSeries 2
David VlokJonathan WrightSeries 2
Elma van WijkPetro LatskySeries 2
Richard van der WesthuizenWynand de SwardtSeries 2
Michelle BurgersMarike FronemanSeries 2
André HodgskinWikusSeries 2
Woutrine Theron Series 2

Crew
Henry MylneDirector, Series 1-2; Additional plot lines and dialogue, Series 2
Leon van NieropWriter, Series 1-2
Richard van der WesthuizenMusic
Louis van RensburgMusic
Charles BengisCamera and lighting, Series 1-2
Thekla BauerEditing, Series 1
John AdelaarEditing, Series 2
Ilse SpiesSound editing, Series 2
Renette BengisVideo editing, Series 2

Theme song: 

Sources: 

  • Leon van Nierop, Ballade: Wie is Wie en Wat is Wat? Huisgenoot, 11 Februarie 1993, pp.142-143.