Saartjie

TV series, 1989

Youth series about a bright, talented tomboy, Saartjie Baumann, and her friends. Saartjie, Anna and Lina are thick as thieves and get up to all sorts of mischief in Lynnekom, a town not too far from Johannesburg. They are often joined by Galpil and his friends. To their great irritation, there's also Saartjie's little brother Apie, who likes making life difficult for our three friends, as well as Anna's little sister Muggie, who always wants to tag along. The series was based on the ever-popular youth novels by Bettie Kemp (pseudonym of Topsy Smith, who also wrote the Trompie books).

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Saartjie

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

2 May 1989

Channel:

TV1

Language:

Afrikaans

Genre:

Children and youth; Action and adventure

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

12

Production company:

I.F.C.

Director:

Danie Odendaal

Writer:

Danie Odendaal; Marie du Toit

Based on:

The Saartjie books by Bettie Kemp

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
Annie MalanSaartjie Baumann
Enél ViljoenAnna
Magriet de WaalLina Rens
Marius du Plooy (Jr.)Apie Baumann
Pieter CoetzeeGalpil
Roux van der MerwePiet
De Waal StemmetBennie
Mandi du PlooyMuggie
Flip TheronDr. Baumann
Trudie TaljaardMrs. Baumann
Alida TheronMiss Bruyns
Patrick Mynhardt
Marie Pentz
Pierre van Pletzen 

Crew
Danie OdendaalDirector; Writer
Marie du ToitWriter
Carl FischerProducer

Episodes: 

Episode 1: "'n Kwessie van Selfrespek"
Original air date: 2 May 1989

Saartjie and her friends play a prank on Uncle Petrus. Unfortunately, it goes wrong and Saartjie has to make a plan to restore the poor man's self-respect.

Episode 2: "Die Geheim van Bergzicht, Deel 1"
Original air date: 9 May 1989

When the old hermit of Bergzicht dies, Saartjie and her friends sneak off to explore his large property. But something's not quite right there. Could this be linked to the burglary at Saartjie's home?

Episode 3: "Die Geheim van Bergzicht, Deel 2"
Original air date: 16 May 1989

The friends decide to explore the Bergzicht mansion. Will they solve the mystery of Bergzicht, and will they find out what the burglars were after?

Episode 4: "Die Vraestel"
Original air date: 23 May 1989

Mathilda Nel's father is putting immense pressure on her to achieve academically. She steals an exam paper, but the school suspects Saartjie of the theft.

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