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Hard Copy

Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: SABC3, SABC Encore

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Seasons

Season 2

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC3 12 Oct 2005 04 Jan 2006 Wednesdays, 21h00 - 21h30 13
SABC Encore 07 Nov 2019 19 Dec 2019 Thursday / Friday, 18h00 13


Season 2

Hard Copy is a South African television drama series created by Anton Harber, Malcolm Purkey and Jann Turner which follows the fortunes of the staff of a fictional newspaper which - due to the economic pressures of the times - finds itself on the media cusp between delivering news and sensationalism, before changing identity completely in Season 3 and becoming a tabloid.

The tabloid storyline was dropped when the show was revived in 2016, a decade after it ended on SABC3.

When editors and their journalists find themselves publishing hard copy the dilemmas, intrigues and moments of hysteria they face are varied, vast and inevitable.

This is the life of the staff and owners of The Bulletin, a South African newspaper that finds itself on the media cusp between delivering news and sensationalism.

Every day at The Bulletin sees the papers editor and journalists facing new challenges as they find and write stories that impact on who they are, often forcing them to make ethical decisions that have more than one answer.

Through The Bulletin and the people featured in it, including politicians, showbiz and sports personalities, everyone's lives become one as the staff eat, sleep and breathe their passion of getting their paper to print each week.

Produced by Curious Pictures (which later became Quizzical Pictures), the head writer was Darrel Bristow-Bovey, with original music by The Junior Musicians' Yacht Club. The series producer was Tim Greene and the executive producers were Harriet Gavshon, David Jammy and Mpho Mosimane.

Season 2 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Jody Abrahams		...	Benny Jacobs
Lindelani Buthelezi	...	Thabane "Cyril" Mkwane
Martin Le Maitre	...	Ivan Ferris
John Matshikiza		...	Xolani Modise
Darren Maule		...	Grant Fletcher
Fiona Ramsay		...	Dorothy Wilcox
Kira Wilkinson		...	Amanda le Roux

Recurring / Guests

Shannon Esra		...	Kim Smollen
Kabelo Thai		...	Shabba Mosiea
Given Mkhari		...	Celebrity Appearance
Barbara Botes		...	News Office Extra
Nombulelo Dumiso	...	News Office Extra (as Numbulelo Dumiso)
Sandra Govender		...	News Office Extra
Moeke Lusithi		...	News Office Extra
Thuli Mabena		...	News Office Extra
Zubair Mahdi		...	News Office Extra
Robert Mphaphuli	...	News Office Extra
Pixie Mdala		...	News Office Extra
Queen Nonkasa		...	News Office Extra
Fundiswa Ntsiko		...	News Office Extra
Kevin Singh		...	News Office Extra
Marcus Rooster		...	Guest Appearance
Ed Jordan		...	Celebrity Appearance - Himself
Pamela Nomvete		...	Abigail Mashinga
Barry Ronge		...	Celebrity Appearance - Himself
Dale Cutts		...	Mervyn Hughes
Dini Nondumo		...	Steven Mhlaba
The Protector		...	Celebrity Appearance
Puma			...	Celebrity Appearance
Joe Parker		...	Celebrity Appearance
Barbara Itzler		...	Annabel Smollen
Litha Wandisa		...	Solly
Allan Gustafsson	...	Lars
Richard Armstrong	...	Saul
Brendan Cooper		...	Celebrity Appearance
Shannon Smith		...	Celebrity Appearance (as Shannon of the FHM Calendar)
Donna Mosley		...	Gail
Joelle Kayembe		...	Celebrity Appearance (as Joelle of the FHM Calendar)
Tanya van Graan		...	Sharnya
Lawrence Joffe		...	Barend Bester
Lieschen Botes		...	Celebrity Appearance
Dorothy Ann Gould	...	Mrs Strauss
Sechaba Morojele	...	Muzikababa Zulu
Jocelyn Stern		...	Esther
Helen Desbois		...	Tiffany
Luscious Dosi		...	Sandile
Douglas Bristow		...	Douglas Willmore
Jennifer Reineke	...	SAPS
Graham Ncube		...	News Office Extra
Bronwyn Weitz		...	News Office Extra
Sade Giliberti		...	Lisa Wilcox
Adrian Waldron		...	Mike Pappas
Rafiq Jajbhay		...	Majied Essop
Raeez Ben		...	Faried Essop
Afro Z			...	Celebrity Appearance (as Afro-Z)
Saki Macozoma		...	Celebrity Appearance
Leanne Liebenberg	...	Celebrity Appearance
Michelle Botha		...	Rene Jensson
Lali Dangazele		...	Thuliswa (as Nobulalu Dangazele)
Graham Hopkins		...	Robert Pulmer
Derrick Kinder		...	Bodyguard
Catherine Cooke		...	Lindsay Rolf
Chris Booysen		...	Investigator 1
Goodman Tshabalala	...	Investigator 2 (as Goodman Tshabala)


Season 2 Cast

as
Dorothy Wilcox

as
Thabane "Cyril" Mkwane

as
Ivan Ferris

as
Benny Jacobs (as Jody J Abrahams)

as
Mandy le Roux

as
Grant Fletcher

as
Xolani Modise

as
Mervyn Hughes

as
Kim Smollen

as
Abigail Mashinga

as
Muzikababa Zulu

as
Shabba Mosiea

as
Steven Mhlaba

as
Lisa Wilcox

as
Celebrity Appearance - Himself

as
Celebrity Appearance - Himself

as
Celebrity Appearance (as Joelle of the FHM Calendar)

as
Sharnya

as
Barend Bester

as
Celebrity Appearance

as
Mrs Strauss

as
Mike Pappas

as
Majied Essop

as
Thuliswa (as Nobulalu Dangazele)

as
Robert Pulmer


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