TV series, 1988-1989
Character comedy about the people of a smallholding somewhere near Johannesburg. "Maplotter" refers to a rather vulgar, common person living on such a plot - and so our Maplotters are colourful characters trying to scrape by on their piece of land. Molly Mitchell is a industrious widow who knows everything about welding and fixing cars, but nothing about fixing a good meal. At his death, her no-good husband left her his smallholding, but also a load of debt. She takes in two lodgers: self-assured lingerie salesman Lotter Lotter, who is convinced of his own charm and determined to woo the widow; and his side-kick Smartryk Vorster, who has bad luck with women. Then there's also Molly's neighbours, the wealthy Oom Frik Anders, his rather dull son Piet, and Piet's snobbish wife, Aletta.
Cast and Crew:
|Nina Nienaber||Mollie Mitchell|
|Alex Heyns||Oom Frik Anders|
|Phil Wolfaardt||Smartryk Vorster|
|Eric Nobbs||Lotter Lotter|
|Gys de Villiers|
|Merwede van der Merwe||Director|
|P.G. du Plessis||Writer; Producer|
|Danie Niehaus||Theme song (singer)|
- Elmari Rautenbach, Nou Voel Rina Nienaber Sommer Net Vet. Die Burger, 14 November 1987, p.10.
- Elmari Rautenbach, Eric Word 'n Ma-Plotter met 'n Plan B. Die Burger, 17 September 1988, p.10.