Ou Grote

TV series, 1987

Drama series about the ocean - "Ou Grote" - and its sway over a small West Coast fishing community. The wealthy owner of a modern fish factory has ambitions of expanding, but the only available land is an old cemetery. One man, a fisherman whose father lies buried there, is determined to stop the development. The face-off between the fisherman and the rich businessman - as well as a good dose of fish and diamond smuggling - threaten to tear families apart and end in tragedy. Other characters are Drake's second wife Denise, his two children Marilane and Quintus, Philander's wife Maria and marine biologist Brenda Scholtz.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

13 May 1987

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Drama series

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

13

Production company:

C-Films

Director:

Dirk de Villiers

Writer:

Paul C. Venter

Based on:

A 1967 one-act play by Dirk de Villiers

Translation of title:

"Old Great One"

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Cobus RossouwRobert Drake
David PetersMartin Philander
Shaleen Surtie RichardsMaria Philander
Libby DanielsBrenda Scholtz
Gys de VilliersQuintus Drake
Elna RichterDenise Drake
Wanda van ZylMarilane Drake
Johan Botha  Dr. Jan Louw
Mees Xteen
Paul C. Venter 
Sonja Basson 
Duncan Johnson
Josephine Liederman
Tilla Diedericks
André Roodtman
Vanessa Reynolds 

Crew
Dirk de VilliersDirector; Producer
Pieter PieterseWriter
Trix PienaarAssistant director
Jakes de VilliersHead cameraman