Rompelstompelstories

TV series, 1989

Children's series with songs, dancing and loads of action. The Rompelstompel is a jolly, proud creature with beautiful feathers. His friends in Rompelstompelland are Boetie and Bella Bop, as well as Daan, Dina and Dirkie Doemela, a student who is always looking for answers in his thick book. The Doemelas and the Bops aren't aware of each others - and when they finally meet, the sparks fly. There's also the Pokkelpensie, who eats anything in sight, and the mysterious and feared Trommeltrammeltrap.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

6 June 1989

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Children and youth

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

19

Production company:

Danie Odendaal Productions

Director:

Danie Odendaal

Writer:

Danie Odendaal; Lize Groenewald

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Tobie CronjéRompel
Lizz MeiringBella Bop
Elmarie KrugerBoetie Bop
Tess van StadenDina Doemela
Esté HeydenrychDik Daan Doemela
Kim de BeerDirkie Doemela
Karin Fourie 

Crew
Danie OdendaalProducer; Director; Writer
Lizé GroenewaldWriter; Costume design; Props

Episodes: 

Episode 1
Original air date: 6 June 1989

Bella and Boetie Bop meet the Rompelstompel. Bella gets stuck, and both Bop and Rompelstompel try to rescue her.

Episode 2
Original air date: 13 June 1989

Boetie Bop is too lazy to pick up the rubbish, so he sweeps it under the rug. Bella and Rompelstompel are convinced that it's the much-feared Trommeltrammeltrap.

Episode 3
Original air date: 20 June 1989

Episode 4
Original air date: 27 June 1989

Boetie Bop wants to pack his suitcase for his holiday to Tambotieland, but he can't wake Bella up. Rompelstompel comes to the rescue with his flower cannon.

Episode 5
Original air date: 4 July 1989

Bella and Bop are packing to go to Tambotieland. Everything is going smoothly, until Pokkelpensie arrives. Dik Daan would like to make a skipping rope, but as usual, Dirkie thinks he knows better.

 

Sources: 

  • TV-Redaksie, Is Dit 'n Voël? Nee, Dis Tobie Cronjé, die Rompel. Die Burger, 22 Mei 1989, p.6.
  • André du Plessis, Rompelstompel is Oorrompelend. Beeld Kalender, 18 September 1989, p.3.