Orkney Snork nie! is a South African, Afrikaans-language sitcom created by Willie Esterhuizen which revolves around the Van Tonder family from Orkney, a small mining town.
The head of the household, Hendrik (Zack du Plessis), is a shift boss on the mines and his wife, Maggie (Annette Engelbrecht), is a housewife. They have four children: Ouboet (Frank Opperman), Bennie (Charl van Heyningen), Hester (Clara Joubert) and Wimpie (Anrich Herbst).
From time to time other family members such as grandfathers and grandmothers stay over with the family and cause all manner of mischief.
From Season 3, the Van Tonders also take on two foster children, Riekie and Neelsie.
Written and directed by Willie Esterhuizen, the series was initially executive produced by Sandra Kotzé and Barbara von Pfeil for WESTEL Produksies. Willie and Pieter Esterhuizen produced the show for the third season.
Music for the first two seasons was composed by Nicky Saks. Mynie Grové wrote the music for the third season.
Season 1 Cast
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Zack du Plessis ... Hendrik van Tonder
Annette Engelbrecht ... Maggie van Tonder
Jacques Loots ... Oupa van Tonder
Sally Campher ... Yolanda 'Yollie' van Tonder
Frank Opperman ... Ouboet van Tonder
Clara Joubert ... Hess van Tonder
Anrich Herbst ... Wimpie van Tonder
Recurring / Guests
Rinus van Niekerk ... Koert
Robin Smith ... Guest Star
Quintus Loots ... Guest Star
en Ruan de Jager ... Hendrikkie
en Lerina Erasmus ... Rusty
Deon Bredenham ... Guest Star
Francois Viljoen ... Guest Star
Gideon de Wet ... Guest Star
Johan Taute ... Konstabel Venter
en Nico Sachse ... Jaco
Koos Strauss ... Sarel Griesel
Miems de Bruyn ... Bettie
Charl van Heyningen ... Bennie
Pierre van Pletzen ... Spike
Paul Eilers ... Poen Pienaar