Captain Petko Voivode (TV series)

Captain Petko Voivode (Bulgarian: Капитан Петко войвода) is a Bulgarian TV historical drama series released by the Bulgarian National Television in 1981, directed by Nedelcho Chernev, starring Vasil Mihaylov in the title role. The screenplay, written by Nikolay Haytov, is based on his namesake work from 1974 representing the biography of the Bulgarian haidouk and revolutionary Petko Kiryakov (1844-1900).[1] At the beginning of each episode, the writer himself makes an introduction to the historical facts about the life and deeds of Petko.[1]

Captain Petko Voivode
Капитан Петко войвода
Created byNikolay Haytov
Nedelcho Chernev
StarringVasil Mihaylov
Plamen Donchev
Stoyan Gadev
Prodan Nonchev
Theme music composerPetar Stupel
Atanas Boyadzhiev
Country of originBulgaria
No. of episodes12
Running time12x75 mins
Original networkBulgarian National Television
Original release1981 (1981)

The 12 episodes are divided into three parts named: Haidouk, Komitadji and Peaceful Life.[1]

The production was intended for the celebrations of the 1300 anniversary of the Bulgarian state. The series obtain wide popularity. It turned Vasil Mihaylov into one of the superstars of the Bulgarian cinema and theatre of that time.


Part one HaidoukEdit

  1. The Revenge
  2. The Trap
  3. The Escape

Part two KomitadjiEdit

  1. Haidouk Tax
  2. Russia Arrived
  3. The Engagement
  4. Topographers

Part three Peaceful LifeEdit

  1. Return
  2. Meetings
  3. Iç Kale
  4. The Sworn Brother
  5. Petko le, kapitanine...



  1. ^ a b c "Captain Petko Voivode at the Bulgarian National Television" (in Bulgarian). BNT. Archived from the original on December 28, 2011.

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