Temps de silenci (lit.'Time of Silence') is a Catalan-language soap opera. It aired from 2001 to 2002 on TV3.

Temps de silenci
GenreSoap opera
Period drama
Country of originSpain
Original languageCatalan
No. of episodes53
Running time50 min (approx.)
Production companies
  • Diagonal TV
  • TVC
Original networkTV3
Original release17 January 2001 (2001-01-17) –
10 April 2002 (2002-04-10)
16 dobles

Premise Edit

The fiction follows the lives of three families during the Francoist dictatorship: the Dalmau-Muntaner, representatives of the Catalan bourgeoisie; the Comes, a Catalan artisan family, and the Hernández-Utrera, representatives of the immigrant working class,[1] intermingling the grand narrative of history and the little stories of characters' daily lives.[2]

While largely set in the Francoist dictatorship, the fiction eventually spanned to the marriage of Cristina de Borbón and Iñaki Urdangarín in 1997.[1]

Production and release Edit

It premiered on 17 January 2001.[3] Consisting of fifty three 50-minute long episodes, the broadcasting run ended on 10 April 2002.[3][2] It was produced by Diagonal TV [es] and TVC.[4]

The series sparked a spin-off, 16 dobles.[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Smith 2020, p. 160.
  2. ^ a b Smith 2020, p. 161.
  3. ^ a b "Les sèries en català: 3 en 1". CPNL (in Catalan). 19 July 2017.
  4. ^ Lacalle 2002, p. 71.
  5. ^ Paül i Agustí 2015, p. 266.