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. By July 2023 Binnelanders airs season 19.

GenreSoap opera, drama
Developed byThe Walt Disney Company EMEA, 20th Century Studios Africa
Written byMitzi Booysen
Directed byDanie Joubert
Theme music composerJak de Priester
Country of originSouth Africa
Original languageAfrikaans
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes3950
ProducerElsje & Human Stark
Production locationPretoria
Running time30 minutes (approx.)
Production companyStark Films
Original release
NetworkDisney Channel Europe Middle East, Africa, Fox Africa Terrestrial[1]
Release15 October 2005 (2005-10-15)

Production history edit

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, the name was changed back to Binnelanders and the show is now broadcast exclusively on KYKNET.

Opening sequence edit

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 cast edit

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

References edit

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