Die Ongeluksvoël

TV series, 1987

Drama series centered on a gymnasium in a small Lowveld town. There's Sweet Venter, the embittered, power-hungry gym manager who also owns the local sawmill; gym instructor Isabel; her daughter Nellie, whose father's identity is a secret; Rudie, a promising gymnast who leaves school to help his father; and another promising gymnast Pierre and his influential father, Wannenberg. In the first episode, a now 30-year-old Nellie gets an unexpected letter, which makes her think back to the gym and the events of 20 years earlier.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

22 July 1987

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Drama series

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

7

Director:

Regardt van den Bergh

Translation of title:

"Bird of ill luck" (Literal)

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Louis MinnaarSweet Venter
Brian O'Shaughnessy 
Albert van Zyl Maritz 
Bo PetersenIsabel
Tertius Meintjies 
Jurgen Hellbergh 
Neil Swanepoel 
Michael BrunnerWanneberg

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