October and November are going to be special months for fans of Afrikaans soapie Binnelanders, weekdays on kykNET (DStv 144) at 19:30.
The soap, which chronicles the intricate lives of the doctors, nurses and other personnel at the prestigious fictional Pretoria hospital Binneland Clinic, are celebrating their milestone 15th birthday, and they are treating viewers with some exciting storylines and characters.
Five new faces will roam the corridors of Binneland in November, each with their own dramatic or light-hearted storylines that the soapie is hoping with keep viewers coming back for more, weekdays at 19:30.
15 years young
“Binnelanders strives to tell life-like stories,” says Elsje Stark, the soapie’s executive producer. “The stories are characterised by twists and turns that the characters go through and with which viewers can identify.” And in the process to keep the soapie fresh and exciting, Elsje and her team “continually address the finest details of every step in the production process, and above all and the most important, is that we don’t underestimate our viewers,” says the executive producer.
The 15th birthday milestone is a great honour for Elsje, who already had reason to smile this year when Binnelanders was crowned the Most Outstanding Soapie of 2020 at the Royalty Soapy Awards in September 2020. “We have an incredible production team that work closely together, complement each other, and are always willing to give even more. We feel infinitely proud and grateful, and we breathe a common sigh of relief and satisfaction – we have been doing it for 15 years,” adds Elsje.