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.
|Genre||Soap opera, drama|
|Developed by||M-Net, kykNET|
|Written by||Mitzi Booysen|
|Directed by||Danie Joubert|
Clint Brink Reynard Hugo Ben Kruger Pascal Pienaar Hans Strydom Cindy Swanepoel Je-ani Swiegelaar Germandt Geldenhuys Nadia ValvekensHannelie Warren
|Theme music composer||Jak de Priester|
|Country of origin||South Africa|
|Original language||Afrikaans (English subtitles)|
|No. of seasons||14|
|No. of episodes||3000 (11 June 2018)|
|Producer||Elsje & Human Stark|
|Running time||30 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company||Stark Films|
|Original network||kykNET, M-Net Terrestrial |
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.
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.
The main cast as of 04/08/17 is as follows:
- Hykie Berg as Dr. Conrad Bester
- Clint Brink as Dr. Steve Abrahams
- Reynard Hugo as Dr. Tertius Jonker
- Ben Kruger as Okkie Ferreira
- Hans Strydom as Dr. At Koster
- Cindy Swanepoel as Dr. Annelize Roux- Koster
- Je-ani Swiegelaar as Naomi Koster
- Germandt Geldenhuys as Louis Koster
- Hannelie Warren as Ilse Ferreira
- Lea Vivier as Lika
- "Binnelanders". TVSA. Retrieved 22 April 2019.