¡Ala... Dina!

¡Ala... Dina! is a Spanish television sitcom that was broadcast on La Primera Cadena of Televisión Española from January 4, 2000 to December 25, 2002.[1]

¡Ala... Dina!
GenreSitcom
Created byPaco Arango
Directed byJosé Pavón
Rafael de la Cueva
StarringPaz Padilla
Miriam Díaz Aroca
Gary Piquer
Lidia San José
José Gonzálvez
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes63
Production
ProducerPaco Arango
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time36 min. (approx.)
Production companyTelevisión Española
Release
Original networkTVE1
Picture formatPAL
Original releaseJanuary 4, 2000 (2000-01-04) –
December 25, 2002 (2002-12-25)

The series follows the story of Dina, a genie who after 400 years locked in a magic lamp, is released by the family of Tomás and she is hired as a housekeeper.

PlotEdit

The story begins when the young son of the widower Tomás, Álvaro, finds a magic lamp. After rubbing it, the lamp releases the genie. The genie calling herself as Dina, has been over 500 years locked up there, waiting for someone to be released. Dina is then integrated into the family of Tomás, getting a job as a housekeeper in the home, cleaning, cooking and caring for Álvaro and Eva, the two children of Tomás.

When Tomás discovers the powers of Dina, he prohibits its use. Nevertheless, Dina uses her supernatural abilities at every opportunity.

Technical and artistic dataEdit

The series is based on an original idea of Paco Arango. It was directed by José Pavón and Rafael de la Cueva, and produced by Cartel for Televisión Española.

It was premiered on 4 January 2000, and it was the most watched television program in Spain on its opening day, with 4,9 million viewers and a 27.8% of audience share.

The series stopped airing on December 25 of 2002.

The actress Paz Padilla remained in the cast until the episode aired on May 14, 2001. Then she would be replaced for the same role by Miriam Díaz Aroca.

Paz Padilla was nominated for Best Actress at ATV Awards 2000.

Main cast and charactersEdit

Guest Starring:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gallo, Isabel (15 December 1999). El País (ed.). "La cómica Paz Padilla debutará como actriz en la serie de TVE-1 'Ala...Dina'". Madrid: Grupo PRISA. Retrieved 23 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)