Kinders van die Sabbatsee

TV series, 1988-1989

Drama series based on Esta Steyn's award-winning serial in Sarie magazine, which was published in book form in 1985. The story follows the lives of the small community on the West Coast. After many years in the city, Hawert returns to his childhood home. He hopes to develop Sabbatstrand, a piece of land that his father had left to Hawert's adoptive sister Lyla. She hates him for abandoning their father before his death, and the animosity between the two grows. Meanwhile, the former owner of Sabbatstrand, the wealthy Jack Zwiegelaar, is also trying to get his hands on the land.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

29 December 1988

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Drama series; Based on book

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

6

Director:

Danie Joubert

Writer:

Cor Nortjé

Based on:

The serial story and book by Esta Steyn

Translation of title:

"Children of the Sabbath Sea"

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Ryno HattinghHawert Hugo
Joanie CombrinkLyla Serdyn
Milla Louw
Danie Joubert
Gerhard Viviers
Sybil Coetzee
André Rossouw
Elna Krynauw
Johan Scholtz
Chanté Hinds
Marius du Plooy (Jr.)
Linda van Vuuren 

Crew
Danie JoubertDirector
Esta SteynWriter
Elmo de WittProducer
Louis van RensburgMusic
Rexleigh BynyardMusic producer

Sources: 

  • TV-Kerskous Vol Spesiale Programme vir Feestyd. Die Burger, 24 December 1988, p.4.
  • Esta Steyn se Boek vir TV Verfilm. Die Burger, 3 March 1988, p.5.
  • TV-Hoogtepunte. Huisgenoot, 18 March 1993.