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Program Information

All Program Information: General Details

Specific episodes:
Season 1 Episode 1: “De weddenschap” (“Man From the South”)
Season 1 Episode 2: “Vergif” (“Poison”)
Season 1 Episode 3: “Op weg naar de hemel” (“The Way Up to Heaven”)
Season 1 Episode 4: “De verrassing” (“Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”)
Season 1 Episode 5: “Een frisse duik” (“Dip in the Pool”)
Season 1 Episode 6: “‘n Blijvertje” (“Genesis and Catastrophe”)
Season 1 Episode 7: “Huid” (“Skin”)
Season 1 Episode 8: “Een heer doet zoiets niet” (“Nunc Dimittis” – to be confirmed)


General Details

  • First episode: January 5, 1975
  • Runtime: 30 minutes (Netherlands)
  • Production Company: Nederlandse Omroepstichting (NOS)

Season 1 Episode 1: “De weddenschap”

  • First aired on January 5, 1975
  • Based on “Man From the South”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Adaptation by: Theo Kling
  • Directed by: Jan Keja
  • Cast:
    • Ton Kuyl as Charles
    • Paul Beudel as Peter
    • Elisabeth Versluys as Receptioniste
    • Josephine van Gasteren as Paula
    • Wim Van den Heuvel as Arnold van Gelder
    • Hetty Berger as Juffrouw Riet
    • Helen Hedy as Marjan
    • J.L.E. Rehmrev as Oedien
    • Janine Ceulemans as Dienstertje

Season 1 Episode 2: “Vergif”

  • First aired on February 2, 1975
  • Based on “Poison”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Adaptation by: Paul Merton
  • Translation by: Bob van Tol
  • Directed by: John Hartnett
  • Cast:
    • Ton Lensink as To
    • André van den Heuvel as André
    • Indra Kamadjojo as Dokter

Season 1 Episode 3: “Op weg naar de hemel”

  • First aired on March 2, 1975
  • Based on “The Way Up to Heaven”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Adaptation by: Jan Keja
  • Directed by: Jan Keja
  • Cast:
    • Loudi Nijhoff as Emmy Nijboer
    • Lo van Hensbergen as Gustaaf Nijboer
    • Elisabeth Versluys as Veen
    • Sacco van der Made as Bernard
    • Frits Hassoldt as Taxichauffer

Season 1 Episode 4: “De verrassing”

  • First aired on March 30, 1975
  • Based on “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Adaptation by: Paul Merton
  • Directed by: Jan Keja
  • Cast:
    • Ingeborg Elzevier as Mevrouw Drukker
    • Eric van Ingen as Meneer Drukker
    • Wim de Haas as Verteller (voice)
    • Peter Aryans as Kolonel
    • Sacco van der Made as Lommelhouder
    • Paul Deen as Arts
    • Arnold Gelderman as Hoekman
    • Bob van Tol as Hoekman
    • Peter Tuinman as Hoekman
    • Henk Uterwijk as Hoekman
    • Henk Votel as Hoekman
    • Paul Brandenburg as Man in café
    • Lou Steenbergen as Man in café
    • Annelies Balhan as Tandartsassistente

Season 1 Episode 5: “Een frisse duik”

  • First aired on October 26, 1975
  • Based on “Dip in the Pool”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Adaptation by: Antón Quintana
  • Directed by: Jan Keja
  • Cast:
    • Sacco van der Made as Biemans
    • Fien Berghegge as Mevrouw Biemans (voice)
    • Ine Veen as Tilly
    • Paul Beudel as Barman
    • Frans Vorstman as Beekman
    • Peter Aryans as Kuiper
    • Kitty Janssen as Mevrouw Kuiper
    • Wim de Haas as Smit
    • Marnix Kappers as Stewart
    • Jerome Reehuis as Purser
    • Eric van Ingen as Kapitein
    • Emmy Lopes Dias as Vrouw aan Railing
    • Rita Boas-Koopman as Verpleegster
    • Paul Brandenburg as Dronken man
    • Sari Krijn as Passagier

Season 1 Episode 6: “‘n Blijvertje”

  • First aired on November 23, 1975
  • Based on “Genesis and Catastrophe”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Directed by: Massimo Götz
  • Cast:
    • Anne-Wil Blankers as Mevrouw H.
    • Edmond Classen as De heer H.
    • Siem Vroom as Arts
    • Anny de Lange as Vroedvrouw
    • Dries Krijn as Waard

Season 1 Episode 7: “Huid”

  • First aired on December 21, 1975
  • Based on “Skin”
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Cast:
    • Jules Croiset
    • Fenneken Fockema-Andrae
    • Paul van Gorcum
    • Guido Jonckers
    • Hugo Koolschijn
    • Henk van Ulsen

Season 1 Episode 8: “Een heer doet zoiets niet”

  • First aired on January 18, 1976
  • Based on “Nunc Dimittis”
    • Note: I’m not actually sure it’s based on this story, but that’s what it sounds like from the description.
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Cast:
    • Ton Kyul as Johan Wiltschut
    • Betsy Smeets as Jeanette
    • Elise Hoomans as Olivia
    • Jerôme Reehuis as Robert Delahaye
    • Jan de Breet as George

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