TV series, 1987
Youth series about the people of a small rural community. Rus en Vrede is a sleepy little town until the arrival of the Landman family, who is weighed down by the debt left after the father's death. At first, the introverted Dawid Landman gets targeted by the local bullies, but he wins them over and they become best friends. He also meets Linda Retief, who takes him to her secret hiding place - a place called Dreunkrans.
Cast and Crew:
|Eugene Kelfkans||Dawid Landman|
|Jacques Fourie||Hugo Smuts|
|Pagel Kruger||Hans de Boer|
|Julie Strijdom|| |
|Amor Tredoux|| |
|Claudia Turgas|| |
Original air date: 12 May 1987
The Landmans arrive in Rus en Vrede to start a new life after the death of the father. Dawid Landman's life is made difficult by the town bullies, a gang called "The Three". Eventually they convince him to join their gang, but first awaits a terrifying baptism of fire.
Original air date: 19 May 1987
Dawid is saved by Linda Retief. Meanwhile, station master Hans de Boer expects a visitor who should help him to win the gardening competition. Bessie Landman draws attention from reverend Chris Walters and the teacher, Mr. Buys.
Original air date: 26 May 1987
Linda takes a ride in a ghost train, and shows Dawid her secret discovery. Chris Walters thinks he's got the best person for Hans' garden, but his suggestion isn't met with enthusiasm.
Original air date: 2 June 1987
Hugo Smuts, trying to make friends, is lead astray by The Three. Dawid finds a new job and Bessie gets a special invitation. A funeral is held at Dreunkrans and Hugo meets someone interesting.
Original air date: 9 June 1987
Hugo's problem has been solved, but he still has a confession to make. Dawid is still in trouble, but he and Linda come up with a clever plan. The Three have to pay dearly for a prank on Hugo.
Original air date: 16 June 1987
An anonymous phonecall creates big problems. Bessie chooses the right man and Hugo takes his revenge on The Three. The best winter gardens get judged. Hans has a horrible experience and Dawid also faces disaster.
Roline Hepburn, Graf aan Weskus Middelpunt van Nuwe Afrikaanse Reeks. Die Burger, 8 Mei 1987, p.9.