Binnelanders

Binnelanders (previously Binneland and Binneland Sub Judice) is a South African Afrikaans soap opera. It is set in and around the fictional private hospital, Binneland Kliniek, in Pretoria, and the storyline follows the trials, trauma and tribulations of the staff and patients of the hospital. The series is produced by Friedrich and Elsje Stark of Stark Productions. Binnelanders is currently airing season 9.[2]

Binnelanders
Binnelanders logo.jpg
GenreSoap opera, drama
Developed byM-Net, kykNET
Written byMitzi Booysen
Directed byDanie Joubert
Starring
Theme music composerJak de Priester
Country of originSouth Africa
Original languageAfrikaans (English subtitles)
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes3950
Production
ProducerElsje & Human Stark
Production locationPretoria
Running time30 minutes (approx.)
Production companyStark Films
DistributorDStv
Release
Original networkkykNET, M-Net Terrestrial[1]
Original release15 October 2005 (2005-10-15)

Production historyEdit

Binnelanders began as a weekly one-hour drama, the first episode of which was broadcast only in Afrikaans on 13 October 2005 on both M-Net and kykNET. Halfway through the show's second season, it became a daily half-hour soap opera, and English subtitles were introduced. It was broadcast directly after Egoli on M-Net in the 18:30 time slot. Programming shifted to the 18:00 timeslot in preparation for the conclusion of Egoli, after which Binnelanders would extend over a one-hour period, consuming both time slots. The title of the show was changed to Binneland Sub Judice, and a new legal firm, Rossouw, Paulse and Knight Incorporated (RPK), was added to the storyline, along with new characters. For the seventh season, the show was again renamed, this time to simply Binneland. The legal angle of the series was dropped, and the show was reverted to a half-hour time slot. Binneland was removed from M-Net in early 2011 and the name was changed back to Binnelanders and is now broadcast exclusively on kykNET, weekdays 19:30.[2]

Opening sequenceEdit

The theme song used in Binnelanders was written and performed by Afrikaans artist Jak de Priester. The title sequence was changed for Sub Judice, but later reverted to the original, with a few modifications.[2]

Main castEdit

The main cast as of 06/07/21 is as follows:

  • Hykie Berg as Dr. Conrad Bester
  • Clint Brink as Dr. Steve Abrahams
  • Reynard Hugo as Dr. Tertius Jonker
  • Hans Strydom as Dr. At Koster
  • Cindy Swanepoel as Dr. Annelize Roux
  • Je-ani Swiegelaar as Naomi Koster
  • Germandt Geldenhuys as Louis Koster
  • Hannelie Warren as Ilse Ferreira
  • Caiden Bouwer as Ruan de Beer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Binnelanders Teasers | TVSA Blog by TVSA Team | TVSA".
  2. ^ a b c "Binnelanders". TVSA. Retrieved 22 April 2019.