A fourth telenovela premieres on eExtra this Monday (14 September) in the channel's nightly Afrikaans Kuiertyd marathon.
Elif joins the line-up at 18h15 with upsized episodes in its first week.
The first five episodes are longer than the rest so a heads-up that it changes time to 18h35 from Monday, 21 September after its premiere week.
It's also a Turkish novela dubbed into Afrikaans and tells the story of a six-year-old girl who, like so many small girls, finds herself thrust into circumstances she didn't ask for, at the mercy of self-involved adults.
Her mother Malek secretly delivers her to the wealthy Emiroglu household, where she will grow up, as her mother did, as a servant on the farm.
Although she doesn’t know it, Elif is the child of Kenan Emiroglu, the eldest son of the family.
He's not aware of this either.
He loved her mother but six years ago she was forced to flee the farm to protect Elif's life.
Clearly a dark family force festers.
These are the first teasers:
Monday 14 September 2020
With Elif missing, Veysel's plans go pear-shaped. Melek reveals information about Elif's biological father.
Tuesday 15 September 2020
Veysel is getting closer to finding Elif. Ayse hides Elif in the mansion while all get ready for Tugce's lavish birthday party.
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Ermiroglu family is shaken up by their unexpected guest. Murat tries to save his father.
Thursday 17 September 2020
Murat tries to help his father find Elif in order that Veysel can pay off his debt. Will they be able to locate her? Zeynep is anxious that she will not be able to afford Melek’s medication and is worried for Melek’s health.
Friday 18 September 2020
Zeynep receives money from an unexpected source to buy medicine for Melek, but is it too late? Tugce's unabated bullying of Elif, leads to Arzu making an unpleasant discovery.
Monday 21 September 2020
After discovering that Melek and Kenan were married, Arzu sets out to destroy both Melek and her daughter. Ayse is distraught at hearing Aliye’s evil plan which nearly annihilated Melek.
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Arzu has her suspicions and devises a plan with Gonca to follow Ayse. Veysel is in trouble with the loan shark Idris, and has a week to bring Elif or pay the rest of his gambling debt.
Veysel finds Melek at his home and threatens her to tell him where to find Elif.
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Elif is finding it difficult without her mother and adjusting to living at the Emiroglu residence. Arzu devices a plan in order to get rid of Elif, will her plans succeed?
Thursday 24 September 2020
Everyone is searching for Elif. Zeynep finds her and takes her to Ayse. Arzu is trying to get out of this predicament.
Friday 25 September 2020
Cunning Veysel has figured out a way to get hold of Elif. Aliye is disappointed in Kenan when he makes a decision concerning the estate without her knowledge.
Monday 28 September 2020
Selim is determined to win over Zeynep's favour. Arzu's quest to get to the bottom of Ayse's secretive behaviour takes an interesting turn.
Tuesday 29 September 2020
What will Arzu do to poor Elif? Murat is busy getting himself into trouble and Kenan and his mother have a difference in opinion which causes her to take drastic steps.
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Azru is on a mission to get rid of Elif. Veysel is demanding money from Ayse but Murat has stolen her bag.
Premiere episodes of Elif air on eExtra from Mondays to Fridays at 18h15 until 21 September when they change to 18h35.