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Thuis (At home) is a Belgian television soap opera, which airs on één, which is in the hands of VRT, the national broadcasting channel of the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.

Thuis first aired on 23 December 1995, featuring Pol Goossen, Janine Bischops, Merel De Vilder Robier, Sally-Jane Van Horebeeck, Annick Segal, Monika Van Lierde, Rik Andries and the late Donald Madder.

Thuis grew to become Flanders' number one soap, gaining 900,000 viewers (compared to the highest rated TV show, receives 1.5 million viewers), and therefore beating competing channel vtm's soap operas Familie (Family) and former series Wittekerke (a fictional town, White Church). Thuis is currently in its 18th season. On May 27, 2011 episode number 3000 was aired. On January 17th, 2014 episode number 3500 was aired.

Season 19 (2013 - 2014)[edit]

Luc survived the murder attempt. Things got complicated as Jana, Tibo and Bram declare to be the offender. Eventually, Lowie confesses and hands over the adjustable spanner he used. As Luc does not charge Lowie the juvenile court decides Lowie must do charity work in the local library. Although the court also decides Lowie must move in with Luc, Lowie stays at Julia's place. When Lowie finds out Julia and Luc are dating again, Lowie feels betrayed and moves to Simonne's house. Later on, he realizes Julia and Luc will never split and he moves in again. Frank and Eddy are discharged from the swindle in fake products after Luc finally admitted he forced them to do. As Sanitechniek is broken, Frank starts working at "Kabouters", an odd jobs company. Eddy starts as a mailman.

Tibo is fired at the hospital after he tried to suffocate Luc. Tibo and Franky leave to the United States for 3 months. Tibo finds a job as private nurse and they decide to stay abroad for indefinite time. Franky assigns Bram as temporary co-owner of his pub Frens.

Fourteen year old Emma wants to follow a guitar course. Her mother Judith thinks Jens will be a good teacher. Emma thinks she fell in love with Jens (although it is puppy love). When Jens clearly states he is not interested due to the age difference Emma tells her mother something terrible happened and she never wants to see Jens again. Judith makes a wrong conclusion and thinks Jens is a pedophilia, although Emma denies. Eventually, Judith informs the police and Jens is arrested. Emma confesses she thought Jens was also in love with her, so Jens is discharged. Emma moves in with her father for some time.

There is pestering between Frank and his coworkers Adil and Toon. Due to a joke that got out of hand, Frank is electrocuted and has a cardiac arrest but can be reanimated. Toon is fired and starts as clerk in Luc's new team-building company. After some months Toon realizes he wants to do something with his hands. As De Kabouters is still in search for a good employee Toon is reassigned.

Tim finds out Femke is pregnant. He can't be the father as he is waiting the result of an aids-test. When Femke leaves the wedding party of Peggy and Peter, she is stopped by Tim who is in charge. Femke is forced to do an alcohol control. Tim is aware the result is positive and Femke will be sent to jail as she is on parole. Some months later, Femke is set free and it turns out she did not commit an abortion. Some time later, it is official revealed Peter is the father. Peter is aware he married Peggy for the wrong reasons and moves in with Femke. Femke gives birth to a son named Lucas.

Mayra also wants to become pregnant. She and Ann can convince Kurt to be donor. Kurt changes his mind after it turns out his name was made public. Mayra becomes obsessive and has sex with multiple men. One night, she is raped by Kurt. Waldek, who is a witness, pulls of Kurt. Some days later, the body of Kurt is found in the nearby river. Waldek realizes he pushed Kurt into the river. Some days later, it turns out Mayra is indeed pregnant of Kurt. As there is no prove Kurt died indeed due to Waldek's actions, he is discharged.

Bram leave to France to become a grape picker. Jana decides to go with him and not to finish high school. Bram does not agree and leaves sneakily once more. Jens moved to Portugal to be with his father who suffers cancer. That's why Paulien and Femke take over Frens.

In season's last episode Mayra and Marianne have a quarrel and both fall from the stairs. Emma is kidnapped by a Facebook chat-friend, most probably by Geert. Judith and Tom drive to Geert's country house, but there is no trace of Geert nor Emma. Peggy kidnaps Lucas at a party and heads to a lake to commit suicide. Rosa and Frank discover what's going on and both drive with their car to the lake. A car accident happens, but it is not revealed whether Rosa and/or Frank are involved.

Season 18 (2012 - 2013)[edit]

Kasper delivers the stolen money to the criminal organization. He tries to run away but finds the injured Simonne and seeks help. Simonne suffers a twisted pelvis and a intracranial hemorrhage. Peggy decides to give Kasper a loan so nobody will notice what happened. Femke realizes she hit Simonne and goes to the police. She is interrogated by Tim who makes a procedural error. This is noticed by her lawyer Tom De Decker and he could use this error for acquittal. However, Femke thinks this is incorrect and forbids Tom to use the error. Femke gets a rather huge fine and is obliged to sell her loft. This is bought by doctor Judith. Femke moves in with her mother Nancy but as she can't stand Eddy she moves to the apartment of Tim.

The criminal organization still boycotts Kasper. One day, they hide drugs in the Bed and Breakfast. These are found by Sandrine who thinks it is sugar. Ann takes Sandrine to the hospital, but it turns out Sandrine did not eat the drugs. However, Ann decides Peggy looses her visitation as the Bed and Breakfast is not safe. Not much later, Guy hostages Sandrine, Mayra and Marianne in their home. Peggy uses this as an argument the doctors house is neither safe for children.

When Peggy hears raper Axel is set free, she buys pepperspray. One night, she uses the pepperspray in her bistro on a burglar. The burglar is Kasper who falls, breaks his neck and passes away. Due to this incident, Peggy decides to sell the bistro. Franky and Jens buy the building and open a trendy pub.

Geert discovers his wife Marianne slept with David. He wants to divorce and threatens to leave the doctor practice. He is replaced by doctor Judith. David is fired in the brewery business. This leads almost to their bankrupt as the knowhow is gone and Eddy his attempts to brew beer all fail. That's why the brewery is sold. David decides to move back to Cape Verde and asks Marianne to join him. She refuses.

Bram rents an apartment and starts renovations. When the works are finished, the owner kicks Bram out. As Bram did not sign a contract, his investment is gone. This leads to a new incident between him and Tibo. Bram leaves sneakily. His girlfriend Jana and best friend Franky are upset Bram just disappeared.

Luc is surprised when his 16 year son Lowie is sitting in the living room. Many years ago, after the divorce with his wife Leontien, Lowie was taken abroad. Leontien passed away and the juvenile court decided Lowie had to return to his father. Lowie soon starts a relationship with Jana. Jana visits the doctor who confirms she is pregnant for at least 3 months. This means Bram is the father. Franky uses Facebook to get in touch with Bram, although Jana forbid him to do. Next day, Bram returns from Ibiza, which displeases Jana, Lowie and Tibo. At the end, Jana chooses for Bram as she thinks her relationship with Lowie will not stand as he is not the father. Lowie is upset and blames Franky as he contacted Bram. Lowie goes to Frens and mixes sneakily whiskey and cognac in his soda drinks. Lowie is taken into hospital after binch drinking. Lowie claims Franky gave him the drinks although Luc already found out the bottles were taken from his private collection. Nevertheless Luc also claims the pub served spiritual drinks to underaged persons. Franky and Jens only get a small administrative penalty as there is not enough proof.

Yvette burns her hands and as Simonne is still recovering, she temporarily moves to a rest home. Madeleine is her room mate. Madeleine suffers amnesia and diabetes. One day, doctor Ann gives her insulin but forgets to fill in the papers so Katrien gives her a second injection. Madeleine passes away due to the overdose. Ann is suspended for three months by the medical association. Geert decides to temporally move back to the doctor practice. When Ann starts working again, Geert decides to stay.

Luc gets suspicious when a supplier claims a returned broken water cock is fake. He starts an investigation and discovers Eddy and Frank resell the original materials via internet and use fake, identical looking materials in place. When Frank wants to quit, Eddy persuades Luc to continue the swindle. One day, a boiler is placed at the bed and breakfast. Some days later, Bram finds an unconscious Jana in the bathroom. She has a carbon monoxide poisoning. Although she recovers, the unborn baby could not be safed. The police finds out the boiler is fake and arrest Eddy. Eventually, Frank also goes to the police telling he was part of the swindle for some time. He is also arrested. Luc feigns not to be aware of the swindle. When Lowie returned to Belgium, Frank and Simonne received a letter from the notary written by Leontien. This letter explains why she left (Luc tried to kill her first, then he tried to declare her insane and at last he tried to kidknap Lowie). This letter should be given to Lowie when he is 18 year old. Simonne decides to send the letter to some of her friends, including Lowie.

Tom tries to seduce Judith, to the dismay of his former girlfriend Lynn. When Tom finds out Judith was spot with her ex-husband, he is frustrated and has sex with Lynn on her last workday. Lynn goes to doctor Judith and claims she was raped by Tom. Marianne tries to persuade Lynn to withdraw the accusation in which she fails. Lynns father, Ivo Courtois, claims he can do something so Tom will not be affected. There is one condition: Marianne has to marry him. Marianne signs. When Lynn hears this, she confesses she lied about the rape. The contract is neither valid as Marianne signed it under pressure.

There is proof Luc Bomans did know about the swindle. Frank and Eddy are set free under conditions and want to beat up Luc. Lowie is upset as his father lied about his past. Jana, Tibo and Bram are furious as Luc set them up. During the season finale Peter and Peggy marry. When they leave the church, an injured unconscious Luc is found.

Season 17 (2011 - 2012)[edit]

Marianne is found guilty of the fire in hotel "Ter Smissen" and the dead of Freddy. As penalty she must pay a lot of money to Rosa and Freddy's son.

Raffael continues his secret love affair with Femke. When Femke becomes pregnant of Peter, Raffael mixes large amounts of lovage in her food which results in a miscarriage. Doctor Ann is convinced the miscarriage was provoked and informs the police. When Peter finds out the truth he kicks out Femke. Raffael is put into psychiatry.

Peggy stops her relationship after she figured out Tom tried an unsucceeded effort to kidnap Robin. Later on, she starts dating Peter. This mispleads Femke and Tom. Tom starts dating his secretary Lynn. Femke gets dysphoria and addicted to codeine, cocaine and other amphetamines.

Rosa and Jenny start a Bed & Breakfast, not knowing it was a former swingers club. They get rid of the old image and the business becomes a success. Leo also moves his taxi company and is now called "Taxi Leo". Leo and Jenny fall in love. When Leo wants to inform his current love Yvette, she suffers a stroke. Some time later, Yvette gets suspicious and kicks Leo out.

Fien and Jens quirrel about their holiday. Fien departs and is not seen again. Her DNA and a missing earring is found in the apartment of Guy. Guy tells Julia he killed Fien in an impulse. Tom, his advocate, convinces the judge Fien died due to an inherited heart disease. Guy is discharged and starts working at Sanitechniek. Jens can't forget Fien and decides to leave.

Franky got a new boyfriend, Tibo. Their relationship is about to end when Tibo finds out the truth about the stabbing incident with Frank. They promise not to have secrets anymore. It turns out Tibo has a fifteen year old daughter Jana who lives with her lesbian mother Ellen. Franky is shocked again when he finds out Jana was conceived naturally and Ellen paid Tibo a lot of money to do the task. Franky does not want to loose Tibo and proposes to him. Jana posts on Facebook she is in love with a boy. Franky finds out this boy is Bram. Franky promises Bram he will only inform Tibo after the wedding holiday.

Mayra moves in with Ann. An unused room becomes Mayra's part-time jewelry business. A burglar steals all the jewelry. Kasper, the son of Rosa and Waldek, is back in Belgium. He needs to pay a large amount of money to a criminal organisation. To get the money, he acts as a burglar and sells drugs.

David, Mayra' father, returns from Cape Verde. Marianne can't stand David. Later on, Marianne is bored as her husband Geert doesn't do anything exciting with her. She gets more and more frustrated as Geert always invites David. Then she realizes she has feelings for David.

Eddy is set free and returns from Russia. Eddy, Frank and Waldek start brewing beer as a hobby. The beer is a success and they buy a brewery with Geert and David as additional investors. Convinced the beer will be a success, Eddy quits his job at Sanitechniek.

In the final episode, Franky and Tibo marry and give a party. Their wedding presents, all money gifts, are stolen by Kasper. Marianne and David end up in bed where David gets a heartstroke. Simonne quirrels with a drunk Frank. Simonne goes outside where she is hit by a car driven by Femke. Simonne gets smashed to a wall. Femke did not notice the accident and drives on. Jana and Bram are caught by Tibo. The season ends with a shot of Simonne, lying on the ground, assuming to be dead.

Season 16 (2010 - 2011)[edit]

Before his death, Herman tells Frank where his son Bram can find 50 000 euro of black market money. Frank does not inform Bram and keeps the money. When Franky and Simonne hear the truth they can eventually convince Frank to give the money to Bram in the form of stock warrants. Frank informs Bram, but there is a dispute and Frank changes his mind. He is than stabbed by Bram with a knife. Due to Bram his rebellious past, Franky says he did the stabbing and ends up in a youth prison for several weeks. Later, it turns out Franky did this as he discovered he is gay and wants Bram as his boyfriend. Franky's father, Frank Bomans, can't believe his son is gay and doesn't want to see him again.

Rosa restarts a relationship with Luc, in first instance to boycott her former husband Waldek. However, she falls in love with Luc and they are going to marry. Later she feels pity for Waldek who can't forget the death of Jelena. This gets her in a nasty situation as she can't choose between Luc and Waldek. At the end she does not turn up on the wedding with Luc as she is convinced she is better of with Waldek.

Femke got financial problems and her business is almost broke. She escapes to Spain where she meets Raffael who claims to be her half brother. After Femke is back, Raffael also decides to move to Belgium. He gets in love with Femke but she turns him down. Raffael can't handle this and sets hotel Ter Smissen on fire by causing a short circuit during the wedding party of Rosa and Waldek. At same time, Luc and Freddy have a dispute in a hotel room. They stole a lot of Sanitechniek's stock to fraud the insurance company and Freddy is going to tell the police about this. Luc punches Freddy who falls on a table and breaks his neck.

Paulien gets pregnant, but her boyfriend Bram does not want the child. That's why she decided to commit abortion. Bram changes his mind a few times, but he concludes he doesn't want to become a father. Paulien is upset and tells Simonne Bram stabbed Frank instead of Franky. When Frank finds this out, he starts a raid on Bram.

Tom and Peggy buy Femke's loft, but the sanitary needs to be replaced. Until replacement, they move in Marianne's house although she can't stand Marianne. Later, it turns out Marianne pays Sanitechniek to postpone the reparations.

Season 15 (2009 - 2010)[edit]

There is a dispute about fostering Sandrine. Tom and Peggy changed their minds and want to keep the baby. The court decides that Ann will be the adoptive mother.

Eddy decides to have a fake marriage with Jelena so she can get papers to stay in the country. His attempt failed and Jelena convinces Waldek to be the next fake husband. It turns out they fall in love and when Joery learns this, he asks Eddy to kill Waldek in a car accident. Unfortunately, Eddy does not hit Waldek, but Mo and Bianca.

Herman, an ex-lover of Simonne, and his rebellious son Bram turn up. The relation between father and son is not good, until Herman gets sick. Simonne gets in love with Herman, but after his death she is upset. She promises Herman to take care of Bram until he is an adult. Bram moves in but Frank is not pleased.

Season 14 (2008 - 2009)[edit]

Eric and Martine are desperate when their daughter Sofie is missing. She was last seen on the marriage party of her brother Sam, having words with Peter. Her body is found in Hastière. The police starts an investigation who could have murdered her.

Femke got a new lover, the older business man Mike. Nancy has to reveal that Mike is the father of Femke. When Mike hears this, he tries to kill Nancy, but she survives. Femke doesn't trust Mike anymore and she thinks he is the murderer of Sofie. However, the police has to let him go as there is not enough proof. After his release, he searches after Femke and finds her at the coffee of Sofie's funeral. He is stabbed by Eric en dies. Eric is absolved of the murder. After this incident, Erik and Martine decide to leave town. Dorien falls in love with Jonas, a student from her class, and her marriage with Sam is threatened. When Sam figures this out, he decides to make Doriens dream reality and they move to Lanzarote.

Femke does not accept the heritage of Mike, but his brother Eddy tries to get it in her place. Thanks to Peter, Femke does eventually take the money and becomes rich. She buys a loft and falls in love with Peter.

Leo invested in a villa in Benidorm, but it turned out to be a hoax and he was frauded by Mike. As he does not have money anymore, Leo is forced to move in with Frank and Simonne. Femke finds out that Luc stole Mike's money and she is able to return it to Leo.

Kasper decides to leave town and wants to work on a cruise. Peggy reveals why she returned from Canada: she is pregnant and want to commit an abortion. After she consults docter Ann she agrees Ann will be the adoptive mother. Ann names the baby after her big love Sandrine. Jenny's daughter Bianca also returns from Canada. She is going to marry her youth love Tom De Decker.

Marianne confesses Geert she is in love with him. Geert decides to move in. Marianne gets sick: her kidneys are damaged. When her son Tom returns from Canady he is willing to give one of his kidneys. Peggy reveals Tom he is the father of Sandrine. As she doesn't want a break between Tom and Bianca, she decides to move to China. Bianca cancels the marriage plans and finds a new love with Mo.

After Kasper left Sanitechniek, he was replaced by Kris, a female plumber. Waldek gets in love with her, but after a passionate weekend she turns him down. That's why Waldek decides to quit his job at Sanitechniek. Luc is upset and tells Rosa about the relation between Waldek and Kris. Rosa decides to divorce. Cois and Julia marry and leave on vacation to Ireland. During their absence, Katrien and Paulien want to organize a party, but their father Pierre forbids this. Jens and Tim decide to drug him with alcohol, but also put a sleep medicine into the booze. Pierre gets in a coma.

Season 13 (2007 - 2008) began in September 2007[edit]

This season had several changes. There was a new intro, a new theme tune sung by Sofie Van Moll and rock artist Peter Evrard. The new song was created by Will Tura and Steve Willaert. The lyrics were written by Frank Dingenen, an actor who had also played a guest role in Thuis and reprised his role at the start of season 13.

This season saw the introduction of Sonja and Ludo De Backer, Dorien's parents. Later on this season, civil law notary Peter Vlerick, played by Geert Hunaerts, will be introduced as a Bastiaens family friend. Meanwhile Lien Van de Kelder ended her three-episode guest appearance. However, she was slated to return as Sofie Bastiaens on 21 November 2007.

In August 2007, a preview of the intro was put online. This intro uses the effect of several shots in one screen. After each scene of shots, in which several characters can be seen, which wasn't the fact in the two latest intro's, a single shot of two characters with their character's name and the actor's names is seen. Each day the intro opening titles change. Every intro uses 5 shots and therefore the individual shot with names of 10 actors/characters.

At the end of last season, Kristin Arras her character Mathilde Reimers was murdered and written out. She's the only character to disappear from the main cast from season 12. The characters introduced last season and part of the main cast, but not yet of the opening titles were all added to the opening titles. These were Viktor Corthout and Sandrine Verbeelen (first individual shots in intro in episode 3 of season 13), Dorien De Backer and Youssef Bakali (first individual shots in intro in episode 4 of season 13). Daisy a supporting character in season 12 was also added to the main cast and the opening titles (first individual shot in intro in episode 4 of season 13). It wasn't quite certain if she would play a more important role this season. Surprisingly, Julia was also added to the opening titles, and had her first individual shot in the intro in episode 2 of season 13. Julia only appeared in a few episodes of season 12 and was considered a guest character. She still has to appear this season.

It was announced in early 2007 that Marie Van Goethem played by Patsy Vandermeeren, Werner Van Sevenant played by Peter Van Asbrouck, Eva Verbist played by Nathalie Wijnants and Leontien Vercammen played by Marijke Hofkens will leave onscreen in 2007.

Season 12 (2006 - 2007) episode 2026 - 2220[edit]

Season 12 saw several interesting plotlines. The last episode of season 12 included several cliffhangers: Maarten who murdered Mathilde a few days earlier and held Eva and Nandje hostage after he started a fire in the house. Werner who tried to save them, by going inside the burning house. Sam and Dorien having a car accident, after a motorcycle with Kasper and Amber suddenly showed up. Jenny receiving her own death letter by a woman with a ring around her finger. Smeekens writing a (goodbye) letter. This means 8 people could possibly get killed off.

Several new characters were introduced and played an important role in this season. They will probably all become main characters next season that appear in the intro.

This season saw the departure of Angèle Backx and Sofie Bastiaens. At the end of the season, Mathilde Reimers was killed off. It was stated that also Peter Van Assbroeck who plays Werner, Nathalie Wijnants who plays Eva, Marijke Hofkens who plays Leontien and Patsy Van Der Meeren who plays Marie will be written out in 2007. It was a theory that Eva and Werner might be killed of in the fire started by Maarten Reimers.

Season 11 (2005 - 2006)[edit]

Previously on Thuis:

Characters that left the series during Season 11:

  • Robert Swerts: After a long period of doubt, he was discovered to be the serial killer and rapist. He was then arrested.
  • Renzo Fierens: He was arrested for drug dealing.
  • Walter Frans
  • Maaike (episode 1892-1999)

New characters in season 11

  • Dr. Geert Smeekens: Replaces Michael Bastiaens in the doctor's office alongside Ann De Decker. (episode 1921-)
  • Jacquest Van Ginderen (also left this season) (?-episode 2024)
  • Betty Van Ginderen (also left this season) (?-episode 2024)
  • Tuur Verbeeck (also left this season) (?-episode 1940)
  • Kasper (episode 1910-)

Return in season 11

  • Jenny Verbeeck - Van Goethem: Returns from the south of France without Dr. Dre, who has left the series. (returns in episode 1836)
  • Eva Verbist and Nandje Reimers: Due to Nandje having leukemia. (1951-)
  • Mathilde Reimers: Eva has to get in touch with the Reimers family again to save her son. (1959-)
  • Robert Reimers
  • Maarten Reimers (guest)
  • Angèle Backx

Current cast (2012)[edit]

Actor Character Main years active Episodes Episodes
Pol Goossen Frank Bomans 1995-onwards 1-onwards Frank was first married to Jenny Verbeeck and had a daughter named Bianca with her. He had many affairs and after she discovered he had cheated on her with Simonne Backx, Jenny left him. A year later, it was discovered that Frank had also cheated on Jenny with Jenny's sister, Rosa. This was due to the realization that Rosa's daughter Peggy had been fathered by Frank and not Frank's brother, Luc, as it had been originally thought. A year later, Frank married Simonne. They had one child together, Franky. They separated in 2006, after which he disappeared due to a series of murders his German doppelganger committed. He was thereafter assumed dead, but was then shown to be alive. Frank wasn't welcome in his former home and found himself a flat together with his best mate Cois Pelckmans. By this point Simonne had started dating Mo Fawzi while Frank left. Frank and Simonne signed the divorce papers in the last episode of season 12, they kissed, so there was hope they would get back together. Although a few days later, he would officially get together with Julia Snackaert, née Van Capelle. This romance didn't last long due to Frank being in love with Simonne. After being fired from Marie Design by his own brother Luc, he found himself a new job at Leo's taxi company. He quits the job when it turns out Leo got a relationship with Jenny. Frank and Waldek start a new business as handymen. Later on, they start brewing beer together with David, Geert and Eddy. Initially, the brewery was a success but as David was set aside the knowledge was gone and they were forced to sell the it. The handymen business was neither a financial success, so Frank returned to Sanitechniek. Together with Eddy he set up a swindle: they installed fake materials and sold the genuine ones on the internet. One day, such boiler is placed at the Bed & Breakfast. Some days later, an unconscious Jana is foud in the bathroom who loses her unborn baby. Frank and Luc agree they were not aware of the swindle and only Eddy was involved.
Janine Bischops Jenny Verbeeck 1995-onwards 1-1780, 1836-onwards She was first married with Frank Bomans but divorced when it turned out Frank cheated on her more than once. She found a new love with Dré Goedmans who supported her when she had breast cancer. They moved away to France, but some months later, Jenny turned up again as she could not get used there. When Marianne bought hotel "Ter Smissen", she fired Rosa. She appointed her best friend Jenny as concessionaire. This friendship stopped when Jenny hired her sister Rosa in the staff. Later on, Jenny also helps Leo as dispatcher at Taxi Ter Smissen. She gets feelings for Leo and both got together. After "Ter Smissen" burnt down, Jenny started a bead-and-breakfast with her sister Rosa.
Annick Segal Rosa Verbeeck 1995-onwards 1-onwards Sister of Jenny. She was engaged with Luc but they split after it turned out Frank was the father of their daughter Peggy. She found a new love with doctor Walter De Decker. When he died from a cerebral it turned out Roza inherits a valuable family jewel and a chalet in the Ardennes. This caused a vendetta between Marianne and Roza which is still going on. Rosa was a hair dresser and rent her salon. When the owner sold the house, Rosa did not have the money to buy it. It was Marianne who became the new owner and she kicked Rosa out. She found a new job in hotel "Ter Smissen" which was owned by the family Sevenant. They moved abroad and sold the hotel. It was again Marianne Bastiaens who bought the building and became manager. Again, she fired Rosa but assigned Jenny as concessionaire. Jenny hired Rosa as staff. Rosa took care of Waldek, a polish resistance who had a work accident, and hid him in hotel Ter Smissen. They fell in love and married, so Waldek became a legal Belgian inhabitant. Later on, they adopted Kasper, an abandoned gipsy boy. The couple separated after Waldek went to bed with Kris. Rosa fell again in love with Luc but she did not turn up on the wedding as she realized she still loved Waldek. Rosa became unemployed due to a fire in Ter Smissen and starts a bed-and-breakfast together with her sister Jenny. After Kasper his dead, the marriage gets in a dip as Waldek does not want Rosa to help him with his mourn.
Sally-Jane Van Horenbeeck Peggy Verbeeck 1995–2000, 2002, 2006, 2008-onwards 1-910, 1295, 2036–2045, 2413-onwards Daughter of Rosa. She was said to be a daughter of Luc Bomans, but this turned out to be Frank Bomans. She had a relationship with Benny, a drug addict/dealer and burglar. Benny was taken to prison. After being together with Kristoff Verbiest, she dated Yves. This led to a conflict with her mother Rosa end Peggy left to Canada for several years. She suddenly came back telling she was pregnant from someone she met in Canada. She did not want to have the child nor want to see the father. After consulting doctor An De Decker she decided to give away the child for adoption. It was An who became the adoptive mother. It then turned out Tom De Decker was the father who also impregnated Bianca during same period. Although her previous decision, Peggy choose to live together with Tom De Decker. Of course, Marianne is displeased as Peggy is a daughter of her arch-enemy Rosa and she try anything to get them split. When this get at a climax, Tom decides to break family bands with Marianne. However, Marianne bribes Tom and bands are restored. Peggy finds out Tom was going to kidknap Robin and stops their relationship. She falls in love with Axel, but he is put into prison after he raped Peggy. Later on, she started dating Peter. When she hears Axel is released from prison she buys pepperspray. A few days later Peggy catches a burglar in her bistro and uses the pepperspray. The burglar is her stepbrother Kasper who falls and suffers a brain dead of which he dies. Peggy can't work in her bistro anymore and decides to sell it to Jens.
Monika Van Lierde Dr. Ann De Decker 1995–1998, 2001-onwards 1-394, 1060-onwards After a failed suicide, she dated Lou Swertvagers, but broke up with him after finding out he was married to Véronique Van Sevenant, who suffered from schizophrenia. Ann returned to Lou and lived together with him in Toscane. Véronique was jealous and tried to murder them. Later on, she lived together with Jean-Pierre, the ex of her mother. Then discovered she was a lesbian. She had a relationship with Manon, but Manon thought her career was more important. Afterward, she dated Sandrine Verbaelen, daughter of Geert Smeekens. While Sandrine was pregnant via artificial insemination, she died due to a brain haemorrhage. As Ann still wanted a child, she wanted to do a same procedure but it did not succeed due to her infertility. That's why she adopted the child of Peggy Verbeeck and called her Sandrine. It was then discovered the father of Sandrine is her brother Tom. Ann found a new love with Mayra. When Ann gives Madeleine Vercauteren an injection with insulin, she is distracted by a phone call and forgets to fill in the medical card. That's why Katrien gives her a second injection. Madeleine dies due to an overdosis. Eventually, Marianne convinces Ann not to tell anyone as Katrien will only get a blame. After Katrien is arrested for murder, Ann goes to the police to tell the truth. The medical association suspends her for 3 months.
Marleen Merckx Simonne Bomans - Backx 1995-onwards 3-onwards She married Frank in 1999, but planned to divorce him after finding out he cheated on her with Leontien Vercammen and with Veronique Van Sevenant, who thought she was pregnant by Frank (but it seemed to be a phantom pregnancy). In 2001, Simonne suffered from amnesia, and couldn't remember who Frank was. At that time, she was pregnant from Luc Bomans, after he raped her, and moved in with him. She had an abortion as soon as she remembered everything. In 2007 she dated Mo Fawzi, who later moved in with her. Simonne and Frank got together again after it became clear they were still in love with each other. They worked together to help Leontien and Lowieke escape from Luc and Marie. She worked as a secretary for Frank's business, after being fired from Marie Design, but the company got broke. She served in "De Noorderzon", a bistro-restaurant until she was hit by a car and broke her pelvis. Peggy can convince her to take over the taxi company owned by Leo Vertonghen where she will do the dispatch.
Leah Thys Marianne Bastiaens - De Decker - Smeekens 1995-onwards 4-onwards She is mother to Ann and Tom. When the serie started, Marianne was already ex of Walter De Decker and lived on the other side of Belgium. She visited Walter frequent and acted as she still was "the wife of a doctor". After Walter died, she inherited his house. Marianne is a supercilious, arrogant busybody who thinks her actions are always the only correct ones. Due to her personalities, she does not have many friends. She found love again with Jean-Pierre De Ruyter, but after Leontien managed to seduce him, their relationship was over. She was shocked when daughter Ann was in a relationship with Jean-Pierre afterward. She found love in 2005 with Walter Frans and Robert Swerts. She had to choose between the two man and chose Swerts, a lawyer. It turned out Swerts was the serial murderer and raper, who was searched for an entire season. She then was supported by Walter, but they broke up after she couldn't hide her jealousy of his ex Betty Van Ginderen. Marianne is now married with Geert, a rather boring person. She has a vendetta with Rosa as last one got a family jewelry and a chalet as inheritance from Walter. Marianne was convinced she should get all the heritage and demanded Marianne to hand over the jewelry and chalet (but Rosa refused). As revenge, Marianne bought the house where Rosa lived and worked (a hair dressing saloon) and refused to give Rosa a new hiring contract. Marianne did a same thing when she bought "Ter Smissen" over from the family Sevenans. Her first act was the firing of Rosa. Until then, Marianne was good befriended with Jenny. This stopped when Marianne appointed Jenny as concessionaire of "Ter Smissen" and last one hired Rosa into her staff. Nowadays, Marianne is always in a happy mood when Rosa and Jenny are in a miserable situation. She and her son Tom tried to kidnap Robin, the child of Bianca (of whom Tom is the father) in Morocco, but Peggy discovered this and informed the police. After hotel Ter Smissen was partially destroyed in a fire, she is accused as responsible person as she did not change the electricity wires although Jenny informed her about the bad infrastructure. She falls in love with David Magiels, the father of Mayra. When Geert discovers the affaire he wants to divorce and quits the medical practice. After Lynn accused Tom to be her raper, Marianne tried to appease Lynn with money. She refuses. However, Ivo Courtois claims he can stop the accusation on condition Marianne marries him.
Mark Willems Luc Bomans 1996-onwards 65-onwards Frank's brother. Formerly Rosa's boyfriend, thought to be Peggy's father, raped Simonne, impregnated her, saved Franky from death at the same time his son was born, married Leontien to win a company together with Isabelle Vinck, got involved with Marie Van Goethem, while his wife was in rehab. Tried to make it look as thought Leontien was crazy, so she would be declared insane, so he and Marie would get custody of Lowieke. He tried to do this by faking his own death and haunting Leontien. Marie has moved away and dumped him. He was living with Nancy and Femke Fierens, until Nancy's partner Eddy returned from jail temporarily and suspected Luc was having an affair with Nancy. Luc fell again in love with Rosa and they were going to marry, but Rosa did not turn up on the wedding day as she realized she was still in love with Waldek. He now tries to be the good uncle for Franky by letting him stay for free in his apartment and to paying his driving lessons. History has proved Luc is a wolf in sheep's clothing and might be willing to get the majority of shareholdings of Sanitechniek (which are mainly owned by Franky and Bram). Luc gets more and more neglected after he hired Guy, the murderer of Fien, although he was discharged. Luc falls in love with Julia and moves in after his apartment blowed up due to a gas explosion in the block. He moves in with Julia. He is surprised when his son Louis is suddenly back and Leontien died abroad. One day, he discovers Eddy and Frank set up a swindle in fake materials. After Frank quit the swindle, Eddy convinced Luc to continue. A fake boiler causes Jana to loose her unborn child due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Chris Boni Yvette De Schrijver - Backx 2001–2005, 2006-onwards 1071-1853, 2093-onwards Mother of Simonne. She retired as owner of a pub. Her marriage was a disaster. She dates Leo Vertongen not knowing he has a relationship with Jenny. Leo was going to tell this to Yvette, but on that day she got a stroke. When Yvette got knowledge, she kicks out Leo. Yvette burns her hands and goes to a rest home to recover. There she meets Madeleine and André. After Madeleine suddenly passes away, André starts an investigation and accuses Katrien to be the murderer as she inherits all of Madeleine possessions.
Bart Van Avermaet Waldek Kozinsky 2001-onwards 1073-onwards A polish immigrant who married to Rosa. They split up after Waldek had a romance with Kris (a female plumber who worked at Sanitechniek). He decided to leave Sanitechniek and became a taxi-driver at Taxi Ter Smissen. Later on Waldek started a new relationship with Jelena but she was killed by Joeri, a frontier-runner. This led Waldek into a depression. He lost his job at the taxi company due to his excessive alcohol drinking. Rosa felt pity and she tried to cheer him up. This succeeded and the two remarried again. Waldek and Frank start a new business as handymen and invest in a brewery together with Geert, David and Eddy. Initially both businesses are a success, but after David is set aside the knowledge is gone and they are forced to sell the brewery. Waldek loses his interests in the handymen business after his stepson Kasper died. This business is also stopped and Waldek starts at Taxi Leo.
Vanya Wellens Femke De Grote (formerly Fierens) 2002-2013, 2014-onwards 1286-onwards Daughter of Nancy Fierens. She started a relation with Sam but they split. She was a troublemaker as she was rather neglected by her mother who is a drunk and was raised in a rather marginal environment. Her character changed during the last seasons and she is now a helpful person. After she split with Sam she started a relationship with Mike but it turned out he was her father. After his dead she inherited his money and could escape her marginal existence. She currently is in love with Peter (a notary). When her tearoom got almost broke, she moved to Spain. There she met Rafael who claims to be her half-brother. Rafael moved to Belgium and set the pub of Rosa in fire (as he suffers from bipolar disorder) by making a short circuit. Femke falls in love with Rafael, but this is interrupted after Rafael is taken into psychiatry. Her relationship with Peter also ends after he finds out why Femke got a miscarriage. Femke quits "De Noorderzon" when she finds out Peggy is dating Pter. All these events led Femke into a depression and an addict of codeine. This lead into a car accident in which Simonne is hit. Although she could be discharged due to a procedural mistake, she forbids her lawyer to use this event. Femke is set free on conditions and needs to pay a rather huge fine. That's why she is forced to sell her loft. She falls in love with Tim and moves in.
Ann Pira Nancy De Grote - Fierens - Van Notegem 2003-onwards 1469-onwards Mother of Femke. Nancy is a drunk. She is married to Eddy who is in jail. Nancy is not very smart and lived for many years in marginality. This partially changed when her daughter inherited money from her natural father. Nancy is the cleaning lady of the family Bastiaens and the former Hof Ter Smissen (the pub/hotel of Rosa). After the fire she started working at Sanitechniek and later on in the bed-and-breakfast. She engages with Eddy and wants a huge wedding party with "dream princess" as theme. This seems to be too expensive.
Daan Hugaert Eddy Van Noteghem 2003–2010, 2011, 12.2011-onwards 1469-onwards He is a drunk, married to Nancy, who was in jail for some burglaries. Eddy works at Sanitechniek. Together with Frank, Waldek, David and Geert they start brewing beer. Initially, the beer is a success and they start selling it, although Eddy did not pay the taxes. When this incident is cleared out, Eddy is appointed as sales manager of the brewery and quits his job at Sanitechniek. He also proposes Nany. They buy all kind of luxuary stuff and Nancy starts planning a very expensive marriage. After David is set aside, the knowledge of beer brewing is gone and they are forced to sell the brewery. Eddy starts again at Sanitechniek and still got a huge amount of unpaid bills. That's why he sets up a swindle in fake materials together with Frank. After Frank decided to stop with the swindle, Eddy could convince Luc to continue. One day, a fake boiler causes Jana to loose her unborn child due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Peter Rouffaer Geert Smeekens 2006-onwards 1920-onwards A rather boring doctor who is married to Marianne. He is very conservative and is attached to his good principles. When he finds out Marianne had an affair with his best friend David he wants to divorce and quits the medical practice. He returns after Ann got a three months work ban.
Myriam Bronzwaar Julia Pelckmans - Van Capelle 2007-onwards 2194-onwards She started in a fitness centre and dated Frank Bomans. However, after some weeks they split and Julia falls in love with Cois. Julia got 2 daughters from a previous marriage (Katrien and Paulien). When Cois asks her to marry, she declines. Cois thinks Julia does not love him anymore, but Julia does not want to marry due to her former, bad marriage. At last she does marry him. When Cois moves to Spain he meets Angèle, the sister of Simonne Backx. They fell in love and Cois decides to divorce Julia. Julia finds a new love with Guy, but kicks him out after he confesses the murder on Fien. Later on, she gets involved with Luc Bomans.
Geert Hunaerts Peter Vlerick 2007-onwards 2255-onwards The local notary who dated Sofie Bastiaens, but they spilt up when Sofie discovered Peter was still married on paper (as Peter's wife resists to sign the divorce papers). He found a new love: Nina Oostvogels (a grandchild of Leo Vertonghen), the new secretary. They were about to marry but Peter discovered Nina tried to blackmail an older somewhat senile woman: Nina wanted to buy her house far under its price (which is in contradiction with her job on the notary). That's why Peter cancelled their engagement. Nina and her mother Dominique took revenge and ran away with the notaries money. Peter dated Femke until it turned out she had a secret relationship with Rafael. He started a new relationship with Peggy and they will marry soon. However, Peter still has feelings for Femke.
Walter Moeremans Leo Vertonghen 2008-onwards 2330-onwards Leo gets introduced as the mysterious friend of Yvette. He seems to be very rich as he drives with several luxurious cars. It turns out he is the manager of a taxi-company. When he gets ripped off by Mike he lost almost all his money. He was forced to sell his house to save his company and lived together with Yvette. Later on, he got involved with Jenny. He sells his company to Peggy and Simonne to spend more time Jenny, although he can't resist to interfere with the management.
Jeroen Lenaerts Tim Cremers 2008–2009, 2010-onwards 2469–2645, 2735-onwards He is member of the local police and got a relationship with Katrien. After it turned out Katrien had sex with Stijn, Tim abandons her from the house. Tim starts a new relationship with Gitta, a colleague, but this ends after Gitta was fired due to a conflict of interest. After Simonne was hit by a car and he interrogated Femke, he made a procedural error which might lead to resign. Femke gets in love with Tim and asks her lawyer Tom De Decker not to use the fault during the trial.
Wim Stevens Tom De Decker nr. 2 2009-onwards 2551-onwards Tom was as more interested in a bicycle project he started with his friends. He had a love affair with Sara but this was stopped when they discovered to be family. Afterwards he got in love with Bianca but she was more interested in Werner. After university, Tom starts his own lawyer's office but loses his first case. He decides to leave Belgium and starts a new life in Belize. (In reality, Tom De Decker was first played by Donald Madder who died in a car accident in 2000. The character returned in 2009 and is now played by Wim Stevens.) After he returned to Belgium it turned out he worked for some time in Toronto, Canada. There he met Bianca and the two fell in love. He had a double life and was also dating Peggy (who also was in Canada). Both Peggy and Bianca got pregnant. Peggy decides to give the child away and it is adopted by Ann Dedecker. It is only then revealed that Tom is the father. Bianca decides to leave Tom and she starts a new relation with Mo. Bianco and Mo moved abroad with the child (Robin). Tom convinces Guy to change his story about the murder of Fien. Instead of telling the truth about the murder, they convince the judge and jury Fien died a natural way and Guy only buried her as he did not know what to do. Tom starts an on-off relationship with his secretary Lynn. One day, Lynn gets fired but she seduces Tom and they have sex. Next, Lynn goes to the doctor and claims she was raped.
Bert Verbeke Bram Schepers 2009-onwards 2642-onwards Bram originally bullied Franky. When Bram is the main suspect of thievery, it is Franky who can prove Freddy was the thief. Since then, they are good friends. A quarrel starts after Herman, Bram's father, dies. He donated Bram 50000 Euro. As it was black market money he wrote a letter where Bram could find the money. The letter was opened by Frank who decided to keep the money. Frank did not inform Bram and used the money to buy stock warrants of Sanitechniek. He wanted to give those warrants to Franky as a gift. Bram got acknowledge his father hid money somewhere. He accused Simonne to withhold this (as she was befriended with his father). Later, Frank got regrets and decided to give the warrants to Bram. During the meeting, a fight starts and Frank is stabbed by Bram with a knife. Due to Bram's rough past, Franky claims he stabbed Frank. It later turns out Franky did this as he is in love with Bram. Bram impregnates his girlfriend, but he does not want to be a teenage-father. He decides to move in with Franky in the apartment above Sanitechniek. Due to continuous quarrels with Tibo he rents an apartment but does not sign a contract. When he is banned out he leaves for three months and returns when he hears Jana is pregnant. However, the unborn baby dies when Jana suffers a carbon monoxide poisoning.
Muriel Bats Mayra Magiels 2011-onwards 2977-onwards When Mo Fawzi leaves Taxi Ter Smissen, Mayra gets the job. On her first work day she is involved in a car accident caused by Ann De Decker. Although she gets fired, Ann can convince Leo to undo this. Mayra is married with Guy De Herdt, but it turns out she has also feelings for Ann De Decker. She moves in with Ann and starts a jewerly business, which is later robbed by Kasper. One day, Mayra pierces her hand with a file causing to loose her feeling for a rather long time. She asks Ann to merry, but she refuses. Instead, Mayra also become an adoptive mother of Sandrine.
Joy Thielemans Jana Blomaert 2012-onwards 3123-onwards Jana is first introduced at the emergency department of the hospital where Tibo is working. When her mother picks Jana up, it seems Tibo knows her. Later on, it turns out Jana is the daughter of the lesbian Ellen and gay Tibo. Jana was engendered via the natural way and Ellen paid Tibo a lot of money to do the task. Although Jana is underaged, she starts dating Bram. One day, she discovers to be pregnant but the unborn child dies when Jana gets a carbon monoxide poisoning.
Gerdy Swennen Ellen Blomaert 2012-onwards 3123-onwards She is the lesbian mother of Jana. She paid Tibo a lot of money to have a baby via the natural way.
Jelle Cleymans Jens De Belder 2008–onwards Initially, Jens dated both Katrien and Paulien. When the girls discovered this, they dumped him. That's why Julia is not very pleased with him. He hates studying and left university (where he followed a course which did not interest him, but only started this as it got the least school hours). He loves music and tries to become a successful singer, in which he does not succeed. He had several jobs but always quit after some days. After he got caught at Taxi Ter Smissen (a piracy-incident) he was forced to work for free at that company. It turned out he liked the job and got a permanent contract. He dated Fien who disappeared after a quirrel. Later on, it turned out Fien was murdered by Guy. However, Guy was discharged of the murder. Jens could not live with the judgement, kidnapped Guy, put him in an abanded warehouse for some days without food nor water and tried to sufficate him with exhaust fumes. Later on, Jens decided to leave as he could not forget Fien. One day, he is suddenly back. He opens a pub, named Frens, together with Franky Bomans.
Matthias Vergels Lowie Bomans 2004-2007 2013-onwards Lowie is the son of Luc Bomans and Leontien Vercammen. During the first period, he was a little child and was once kidnapped by Frank. Luc tried to declare Leontien mad so she moved abroad and took Lowie with her. Lowie returned as a 16 year old boy after Leontien died. He has a short relationship with Jana, but she broke after Bram returned. Bram was informed by Franky he impregnated Jana. An angry Lowie tried to frame his cousin Franky by putting spiritual drinks in soda water server at pub Frens, but there was not enough prove.
Tina Maerevoet Paulien Snackaert 2008-2012 2325-3215 She fell in love with Bram and got a teenage pregnancy. As Bram did not want the child they split up. Paulien was so angry she tells Simone the truth about the fight where Frank was stabbed by a knife. She spills away that not Franky but Bram was the wrongdoer. She dated Rafael until she found out he was not taking his medicines anymore. After Guy is wrongly charged of the murder on Fien, Paulien stalks Guy for some time until she finds out Jens is actually going to kill Guy. She can release Guy. Paulien subscribes for a course in the USA and is selected. Not much later, she leaves for one year.
Katrien De Ruysscher Judith Van Santen 2013 - onwards 3266 - Judith is introduced after doctor Geert decided to quit the practice, what he eventually did not do. Judith was married with Kurt Van Damme. She has 2 children: Emma and Stan. She started dating Tom De Decker, which displeases Emma.
Dries Vanhegen Kurt Van Damme 2013 - onwards 3340 - He is the ex-partner of Judith Van Santen. He used to be a pilot but was fired after a reorganization. He once attacked Waldek for no reason. Kurt is now a representative for Mayra's jewelry business.
Jannes Coessens Stan Van Damme 2012 - onwards 3266 - He is the sensitive, somewhet shiny sun of Judith Van Santen. He was forced to follow Latin at high school, but could eventually convince his mother to follow a more technical course.
Elise Roels Emma Van Damme 2012 - onwards 3266 - She is the daughter of Judith Van Santen.

Former Main Cast[edit]

This list does not include actors with a minor role.

Character Actor Main years active Relationships
Jef Hoogmartens Franky Bomans nr. 3 2011-2013 3001-3440 Franky is the son of Frank Bomans and Simonne Backx. As child he is mostly seen when playing computer games and did not have a major role. When he turns 16 he quits school and starts working for Sanitechniek with an apprenticeship contract. His best friend Bram also decides to do this. When Bram stabs Frank Bomans in a money-conflict, Franky claims he was the offender. As a result, Franky is sent to a youth detention centre. It later turns out Franky is gay and fell in love with Bram. When Franky tries to kiss Bram, Bram takes his bags and moves in with Katrien. When Paulien got pregnant, Bram does not want to take his responsibilities as a future teenage-father and she kicks him out. Meanwhile, the quarrel between Franky and Bram is solved and Bram moves back to Franky's apartment. Franky starts dating Tibo who moves in. The two to get married. Franky is not interested anymore in his job as plumber. Together with Jens he opens a pub. He and Tibo decided to go on a honeymoon through the US.
Maxime De Winne Tibo Timmermans 2011-2013 3027-3440 Tibo is Franky's boyfriend. Their relationship is about to end when Tibo finds out the truth about the stabbing incident with Frank. Franky can convince Tibo to stay. They promise not to have more secrets from each other. Later on, it turns out Tibo does have a 15-year old daughter Jana who lives with her lesbian mother Ellen. Franky is shocked again when it turns out Jana was engendered via the natural way and Tibo was paid a lot of money to do the task. Eventually, Franky asks Tibo to marry him. They decide to go on a honeymoon through the US.
Abigail Abraham Lynn Courtois 2011-2013 3041-3393 Lynn was a one-night stand of Bram but he got more and more feelings and started a relationship. After a few weeks, this was stopped abruptly when Bram found out Lynn still does one-night stands with almost every man she meets. Lynn studies laws at university and works as an apprentice at the desk of Tom. She starts dating Tom. Due to her unlawfull absenteeism she is fired. An upset Lynn is able to seduce Tom and they have sex. Next, she goes to the doctor and claims she was raped by Tom.
Lotte Vannieuwenborg Katrien Snackaert 2008-2013 2325-3292 She is the sister of Paulien. She is together with Tim Cremers. Stijn seduces her and Katrien discovers she likes him more than Tim, although she does not admit this. When Stijn tells Tim he had sex with Katrien, Tim ends their relationship. Rafael convinces her to become a model. Katrien does several castings, but is always found to be too fat. That's why she stops eating. When Julia finds out her daughter got symptoms of anorexia nervosa she can convinces Katrien to stop her castings. Katrien ignores the warnings, but changes her mind after Rafael is put into psychiatry. Katrien starts working at Winterlicht, a rest home. After Madeleine Vercauteren dies from an overdose insulin, the management accuses Katrien as she was the last one who gave Madeleine an injection. Katrien is sure she gave the right dose. They make an agreement in which Katrien only gets a minor blame. André, another inhabitant of Winterlicht, finds the will of Madeleine and Katrien inherits all of her possessions. The police starts an investigation. In reality, doctor Ann also gave Madeleine an injection with insulin but forgot to fill in the papers. Marianne could convince her daughter not to inform the police. After Katrien is arrested for murder, Ann goes to the police and tells the truth. Katrien decides to work for Médecins Sans Frontières and moves abroad.
Erik Goris Guy De Herdt 2011-2012 3001-3240 Guy is a fireman and saves Nancy out of the fire in the hotel of Rosa. Nancy falls in love with him, although she is married with a man who is in prison for some time. Guy is married with Mayra but their marriage never was a success. He finds out Mayra is dating Ann De Decker. Guy is also a handyman in a rest home where he meets Fien. One day, Guy invites Fien for dinner. When Guy got drunk he gets a psychose and murders Fien thinking she is Mayra. He buries the body. After some time, he confesses Julia what he has done. At the trial, Tom convinces the judge and jury that Guy did not kill Fien. Fien died due to a heart failure and Guy only buried the body. Jens is upset and kidnaps Guy and tries to suffocate him. This attempt fails. Not much later, Guy hostages Sandrine, Mayra and Marianne. He is overpowered by the police and put an prison.
Bob De Moor David Magiels 2012 3157-3255 He is the father of Mayra. He lives in Cape Verde and is now in Belgium to visit his daughter. It turns out he is getting blind and needs an operation. He starts a secret love affair with Marianne. Together with Geert, Eddy, Waldek and Frank they buy a brewery. When Geert discovers the cheating, David stops his activities in the brewery and decides to move back to Cape Verde.
Mattias Van de Vijver Kasper Kosinski 2005–2008, 2012 1910-2445, 3175-3229 Adoptive son of Rosa and Waldek. His birth name was Kazàn 'Kasper' Adayef. He was a member of touring gypsies, but was left behind. He had a girlfriend, Amber Van Ginstel. However, he cheated on her with Nona Sareno. He decided to work on a boat. After some years, he suddenly was back in Belgium and decided to stay. It turns out he has huge debts and needs to act as a burglar and drug seller. He steals all the money gifts during the wedding party of Franky and Tibo and gives it to the criminal organisation. Kasper wants to escape, but finds an unconscious Simonne who was hit by a car. Peggy decides to lend Kasper the stolen money so Franky and Tibo will never know what happened. When Rosa finds out her son is a drug dealer, she does not trust him anymore. Kasper steals money from De Noorderzon and wants to leave again, but Waldek convinces him to stay. Next night, Kasper wants to bring back the money. He is caught by Peggy who uses pepperspray on him. Kasper falls and dies from a cerebral death.
Bianca Bomans Merel De Vilder Robier 1995–1999/2000, 2006 (cameo) / 2008 - 2011 Daughter of Frank and Jenny. She was raped by her friend Neill. Bianca fell in love with Tom De Decker but the relationship ended when she moved to Groningen for some months. When she returned, Neill was out of prison and raped her again, but Jenny killed him by hitting him on his skull. They were discharged from the incident. Bianca started a relationship with Werner but he got a motor accident and got paralysis. Bianca decides to move to Canada. Almost ten years later, she returns with Tom De Decker. When she discovers Tom also dated Peggy and she is also pregnant of him, Bianca stops the relation. She falls in love with Mo. When Tom tries to get fatherhood over Robin, Bianca moves with Mo and her son to Morocco.
Franky Bomans (1) Josip Koninckx 2003–2009 Franky gets born in 1999 and was played by several different babies and children. In 2003 the role was given to Josip Koninckx. In 2008 the producers decided to give the character a major role. This was however against Belgian law of child labour. That's why Koninckx was fired. He was replaced by Braam Verreth.
Franky Bomans (2) Braam Verreth 2009–2011 Due to the law of Child Labour the original actor had to leave the cast. Braam Verreth took over the role of Franky Bomans. Franky is now 16 years (although he was born in 1999). He decides to quit school and starts working at Sanitechniek. He discovers he is gay and wants to start a relationship with his best friend Bram (but Bram is not gay). Verreth left the serie due to a theatre project which he could not combine with Thuis.
Angèle Backx Lut Hannes 1999/ 2004 - 2006 Simonne's sister. She dislikes Frank and often tries to split Frank and Simonne up. She also irritated Florke and therefore Roger gave her money to disappear out of the Bomans' lives. She returned after 5 years, after Simonne demanded she visit their sick mother Yvette. Frank still remembers the bad things she did and tries to get rid of her. She has feelings for Walter Frans, but they aren't returned. Then, she falls in love with Cois Pelckmans, Frank's best friend, in the first place for his money. He gave her money so that she could have plastic surgery. Eventually she loses her job at Fit and Fun, a fitness centre, and gets kicked out by Simonne. She moves to Spain and later marries Cois.
Stany Love a.k.a. Stan De Schrijver Oswald Versyp 2004–2005 Father of Simonne and Angèle. He left Yvette years ago, and now returns to his buddy Werner Van Sevenant. Apparently, he and Yvette fall in love again. She eventually forgives him for what he did to her years ago. He has stolen money from the family Bomans.
Florke Bomans - Rousseau - Van de Wiele Ann Petersen 1995–2003 (written out after the dead of Ann Petersen in 2003) 'Mother of Frank and Luc. The genuinely nice grandmother who always wanted the best for everyone and happiness. She went to live with her sister and later the news was heard that she died.
Rogerke Van de Wiele Oswald Maes 1996–2002 Married with Florke Bomans and died in 2002.
Leontien Vercammen - Bomans Marijke Hofkens 1997–2007 Ex-Wife of Luc Bomans. She fled from Luc and Marie with her son Lowieke to a little village in Mexico, where she once went while being a flight attendant.
Dr. Dré Van Goethem Nolle Versyp 1998–2005 3 years after his marriage to Jenny, she cheated on him with his best friend Willy. They split up in 2002 and she left for Canada for a while. When they want to divorce in 2003, Willy returns claiming he has leukemia. He wants to reunite Jenny and Dré. Eventually they get back together and take care of Willy. In 2004, they leave for the south of France to start a new life. He stayed behind in France.
Marie Van Goethem Patsy Van der Meeren 1997–2007 Daughter of Jean-Pierre De Ruyter, but it looks like his wife cheated on him with Dr. Dre, who is her real father. In 2007, Marie started a relationship with Luc Bomans, but broke up at the same time his wife broke up with him.
Arthur "Tuur" Verbeeck Nand Buyl -2005 - 2006 Irritating uncle of Rosa and Jenny. always thinking he's the man.
Victor Corthout Raymond Bossaerts 2006 partner of Jenny
Renzo Fierens Frank Van Erum 2004–2006 Son of Nancy De Grote. A drug addict who drove Sofie Bastiaens in the drug world.
Walter De Decker Rik Andries 1995–1997 Husband of Marianne. Died in 1997. While separated, dated Rosa Verbeeck. He gave a lot of money to her after he died. This resulted in a big fight between Rosa and Marianne.
Charles Bastiaens Leo Madder 1997–1998 Seropositive brother of Marianne, who returns from Belize. Wants to see his children again, due to protest of his ex-wife. Finds support with Jenny Verbeeck.
Sara Bastiaens Sofie Segebarth 1997–1998 Daughter of Charles. She dated Tom De Decker, but they split up after it was revealed that they are niece and nephew. Fun fact: Actress Natalie Wijnants, who played Eva Verbiest from 1997–2007, first auditioned for this role.
Claire Bastiaens Chris Thys 1997 Wife of Carlos Bastiaens
Frederique Bastiaens Kurt Van den Driessche 1996–2000 Love of Eva Verbiest.
Eric Bastiaens Kurt Defranq 2002–2009 A relative of Marianne Bastiaens.
Martine Bastiaens - Lefever Christel Domen 2002–2009 Second wife of Eric. Eric filed for divorce after she cheated on him with music teacher Arno, on which their daughter Sofie had a crush. They remarried in 2007, after a two year split up, and after her relationship with Werner Van Sevenant.
Sofie Bastiaens Lien Van De Kelder 2002–2007 Daughter of Eric and Martine. She was murdered.
Sam Bastiaens Ronny Daelman 2002–2009 Son of Eric and Martine. He is engaged to Dorien De Backer, with whom he had an on-off relationship after she believed he stayed with her out of guilt since a car accident.
Dorien De Backer Tineke Caels 2006–2009 Girlfriend of Sam. She is a talented student sport. After a car accident, which was caused by a drunk Sam, she ends up in a weelchair for the rest of her life.
Michael Bastiaens Govert Deploige 2003–2005 Son of Eric and his first wife. Used to date Marie Van Goethem, but broke up with her after he became a suspect in the serial murder case.
Eva Verbist Nathalie Wijnants 1997–2007 Daughter of murdered cop Fernand. She dated Frederique Bastiaens and later on Pierre Vinck, brother of Isabelle Vinck and Valerie, who he terrorised. Pierre was mentally unstable and when Fernand found out, Pierre burned the house and murdered him. In 2001, she was in love with Werner, but he didn't return her love, so she found love with Jan Reimers, whom she married in 2002 after she kissed Werner, who also disturbed the wedding ceremony. She cheated on Jan with Werner and Werner even thought Eva's child Nand was his. In 2005, she returned from South Africa, because of Nand's leukemia and needed to get in touch with her late husband's family. Mathilde seemed nice now, but when Eva wanted to return to South Africa, Mathilde poisoned her. She kept on doing this, when Eva wanted to work for Werner. She found love with Maarten Reimers in 2007, but at the end of the season, he wanted to kill her and Nand.
Fernand Verbist Chris Cauwenberghs 1995–2000 Policeman, he died in a fire.
Linda Verbist - Lievens Mieke Bouve 1999–2002 After she murdered Pierre she ran away with her children to South Africa.
Joeri Verbist Wim Peters 1997–2003 Son of Fernand
Kristoff Verbist Michael De Cock 1997–2002 Son of Fernand. He was a member of a youth gang.
Sabine Verbist Herlinde Hiele 1999–2002 Daughter of Fernand
Dirk Van Baelen Bert Cosemans 2001–2002 The new friend of Linda Verbist.
Jan Reimers Dirk Tuypens 2001–2003 He married Eva Verbist in 2002, although Werner kissed her the night before and disturbed the ceremony. After finding out Eva's affair with Werner, he was killed by Werner in a fight.
Nand Reimers Several children 2003–2007 Son of Jan Reimers although Werner thinks he is the fater.
Mathilde Reimers Kristine Arras 2002 - 2005 guest / 2005 - 2007 main cast Poisoned by her son Maarten, after he found out she killed his father.
Robert Reimers Rikkert Van Dyk 2002 - 2005 guest / 2005 - 2006 main cast Murdered by his wife Mathilde, after he found out she occasionally poisioined Eva.
Maarten Reimers Tom De Hoog 2003–2007 Maarten was a good friend of Joeri and secretly fancies Eva, wife of his (late) brother. Eventually, Maarten gains Eva's love in 2007, but when he finds out his mother Mathilde drugged Eva and murdered his father, he poisons Mathilde. He is jealous of Werner and wants to make sure Eva chooses him over Werner, therefore he burns the house with him, Eva and Nand inside. He considers Nand as his brother Jan, who was his mother's favourite
Mo Fawzi Noureddine Farihi 1999–2003 guest / 2003 - 2011 Husband of the late mother of his daughter Aisha. He married Veronique Van Sevenant, who had sex with the raper Robert Swerts. Veronique disappeared in the desert of Maroco. Later he dated Jenny but eventually choose for her daughter Bianca. They moved to Morocco with baby Robin (child of Bianca and Tom De Decker) to prevent that Tom would get fatherhood.
Aisha Fawzi Maya Albert 2003–2010 She was first introduced after she and her father needed a place to live after their kitchen / house burned out in episode 1443. She became friends with Femke and Sofie and eventually dated the ex of Femke and Sofie's brother, Sam Bastiaens.
Veronique Van Sevenant - Fawzi - Swertvagers Viv Van Dingenen 1997–2005 Previously married to Lou Swertvagers. Her daughter Cindy died and she tried to murder Lou and Miss De Decker. Found love again with Mo, when he came to live at Ter Smissen. She was killed in Morocco by a contract killer as she knew the identity of the raper and serial killer in season 10.
Werner van Sevenant Peter Van Assbrouck 1997–2007
Cois Pelkmans Steph Goossens 2003–2010
Isabelle Vinck Pascale Bal 2000–2002 / guest: 2003-2004 Sister of Pierre and gets lunatic
Senne Werner De Smedt 2001–2002
Felicienne Lejeune Doris van Caneghem 1995–2002 Former cleaning lady of the family Bastiaens
Jean-Pierre De Ruyter Herbert Flack 998-2003
Pierre Vinck Jan Schepens 1999–2000
Dr. Valerie Wijndale Ann Ceurvels
Walter Frans Karel Deruwe 2004–2005 (episode 1576-) ex-husband of Betty Van Ginderen.
Jacques Van Ginderen Jakob Bex 2005 J acques was mentioned in episodes 2224 and 2225, when Marie calls him. He owns Marie Design, where Marie Van Goethem is the manager. However, she wants everything to be hers, so she is planning to buy the company, despite not having the money and not getting any from the banks.
Betty Van Ginderen Nora Tiley 2005 Betty was mentioned in episode 2225 in which Marie refers to her as Jacques bossy wife to which he always has to listen.
Maaike Mertens Liesbeth Adriaenssens 2005–2006 Liesbeth Adriaensens previously played Lotte in 2001
Arno Dandrea Ernst Löw 27 September 2004 – 2005 A music teacher who starts an affair with Martine Bastiaens.
Robert Swerts Hans de Munter 1998,2002 (guest)/ 2004–2005 (episode 1595-) The raper and serial killer in season 10.
Stan De Schrijver Oswald Versyp 3 February 2004 - 2005 father of Simonne & Angèle
Sandrine Verbeelen Tinneke Caels 5 October 2006 - 2008 partner of Ann, daughter of Geert. Died from an intracranial hemorrhage
Cois Pelckmans Steph Goossens 1997–2003 guest / 2003-2010 ex-husband of Zosianne, in love with Daisy and marries her. In Spain he meets his former girlfriend Angèle Backx and decides to stay there. (Goossens left the serie due to an exclusivity contract with VT4).
Dr. Valerie Wijndaele Ann Ceurvels 1998–2002 mother of Julie, ex-wife of Werner. She moved abroad with her daughter.
Youssef Bakali Ali Wouters 6 February 2007 - 2008 last year med student
Daisy Daisy Thijs 2006–2008 masseuse

Opening titles[edit]

2007-2008

ADDED: Dorien, Sandrine, Youssef, Viktor, Daisy, Julia, Amber?

TO LEAVE: Marie, Leontien, Werner, Eva

LEFT: Mathilde Reimers

RETURN: Yvette

2006-2007

ADDED: Geert Smeekens (or earlier), Nancy (or earlier), Eddy (or earlier), Kasper (or earlier)

LEFT: Angèle, Sofie (to return), Mathilde

new: Dorien, Sandrine, Youssef, Victor, Daisy, Julia

Simonne, Jenny, Marie, Eric, Martine, Cois, Sofie, Smeekens, Leontien, Kasper Nancy, Marianne, Femke, Mo, Waldek, Eva, Werner, Rosa

2005-2006

ADDED: Angèle, Yvette, Renzo, Maaike, Betty, Jacques, Tuur, Mathilde

REMOVED: Yvette (to return), Renzo, Maaike, Betty, Jacques, Tuur

new: Betty, Jacques, Tuur, Maaike, Kasper, Geert Smeekens

The opening titles changed on Monday August 29, 2005, this seasons first episode: Yvette was added again, also Angèle Backx was added

announced: Betty and Jacques are main characters, but will be added to the titles next spring, when also Mathilde will be part of the main cast and added to the titles.

On Monday 12 December 2005 Betty and Jacques were already added. Also new in the titles are Maaike and Tuur. Only Jenny had a new shot. Eva was removed.

Around Wednesday 28 December 2005 Renzo was added.

2004-2005

ADDED: Arno, Walter Frans, Aisha, Cois, Swerts

REMOVED: Michael, Dré, Jan, Veronique, Arno, Yvette (to return)

RETURNS: Leontien

new: Arno, Renzo, Angèle

left: Jenny and Eva, who both return in season 11

Titles: Jenny, Sam, Eva, Dré, Martine, Michael, Femke, Frank, Ann, Werner, Marie, Mo, Marianne, Arno, Veronique, Eric, Simonne, Walter These opening titles apparently started on 21 January 2005.

Left after change of opening titles and the vocals of the theme tune (lyrics remained the same) on March 28, 2005 : Dr. Dré and Jenny, Arno, Michael, Veronique, Eva

Added: Aisha, Cois, return of: Luc, Roza, Waldek, Sofie

Titles: Roza, Sam, Marie, Luc, Martine, Cois, Femke, Frank, Ann, Werner, Sofie, Mo, Mariann, Waldek, Aisha, Eric, Simonne, Walter Frans

Since the week starting Monday 4 April 2005, these two opening titles switched every week.

On Friday 29 April 2005: Leontien and Swerts were added and Aisha removed

2003 - 2004

In season 9 (episode 1435 - ), the titles changed every week. The people who played in several episodes that week were included in the opening titles, others weren't included that week. 18 people were included in the titles.

LEFT: Joeri Verbiest (ep. 1447), Leontien (to return)

ADDED: Jan Reimers (ep. 1442), Michael Bastiaens (ep. 1451), Mo Fawzi (ep. 1456)

new: Aisha, Nancy, Eddy, Walter Frans, Swerts

main cast: Jenny, Yvette Backx, Sam, Eric, Michael, Martine, Mo, Frank, Leontien, Simonne, Rosa, Marianne, Jan Reimers, Florke, Werner, Waldek, Sofie, Marie, Veronique, Dr. Dré, Eva, Luc Bomans

guest characters: Ann De Decker (former main character), Aisha Fawzi (new), Femke Fierens (introduced in season 8), Cois Pelkmans (since 1997),

sometimes appearing: Mathilde Reimers, Robert Reimers, Maarten Reimers, Eddy Van Noteghem (new), Nancy Fierens (new)

2002-2003

ADDED: Sam, Eric, Martine, Sofie

LEFT: Isabelle, Jean-Pierre (ep. 1434)

new: Jan Reimers, Femke, Sam, Eric, Martine, Sofie, Michael, Mathilde, Robert

2001-2002

LEFT: Senne

ADDED: Waldek, Yvette

new: Waldek, Yvette

Main cast includes: Isabelle, Jenny, Yvette, Senne, Jean-Pierre, Frank, Leontien, Simonne, Joeri, Rosa, Marianne, Werner, Waldek, Marie, Ann, Veronique, Eva and Luc

2000-2001

ADDED: Senne

LEFT: Linda, Dirk, Kristoff, Sabine, Peggy

in main cast: Jenny, Linda, Dirk, Kristoff, Senne, Jean-Pierre, Frank, Sabine, Leontien, Rogerke, Simonne, Joeri, Florke, Rosa, Marianne, Dré, Eva, Luc, Werner, Marie, Valerie

new: Dirk (or earlier)

1999-2000

new: Linda, Sabine, Isabelle

LEFT: Fernand, Tom

Season 4

new: Jean-Pierre, Marie, Valerie, Joeri (or earlier)

Season 3

new: Eva, Kristoff, Harry, Dré

Season 2

The same song, the same intro, only with some changes were new characters were added.

ADDED: Simonne (place 4), Florke (place 5), Marianne (place 9)

LEFT: Walter

new: Rogerke, Veronique, Werner, Leontien

Season 1

Jenny Verbeeck Bomans, Frank Bomans, Bianca Bomans, Rosa Verbeeck, Peggy Verbeeck, Walter De Decker, Ann De Decker, Tom De Decker

Family trees[edit]

Bomans family tree

  • Florke Rousseau (deceased 2003) married Stafke Bomans (deceased), married Roger Van De Wiele (deceased 2002) (1999–2002, his death)
    • Frank Bomans
      • Bianca Bomans (born CIR 1976) out of marriage with Jenny Verbeeck (?-1996, divorced due to his affair with Simonne)
      • Peggy Verbeeck (born CIR 1976) out of an affair with Rosa Verbeeck
      • Franky Bomans (born 1998) out of marriage with Simonne Backx (m.1999-2007, separated in 2006, signed divorce papers on 1 June 2007) but remarried her.
    • Luc Bomans
      • Unborn child from rape of Simonne Backx
      • Lowie Bomans (born 2003) from marriage with Leontien Vercammen (m.2001 onwards, separated 2003-2005, 2007 onwards after his affair with Marie Van Goethem). Leontien ran away abroad and took Lowie with her.

Bastiaens family tree

  • Marianne Bastiaens and Walter De Decker (m. ? - 1997, his death, separated 1990-1995). She remarried with Geert Smeekens, the father of Sandrine Verbeelen.
    • Ann De Decker dating Sandrine Verbeelen (2007) who died of an intracranial hemorrhage. Ann started a new relation with Mayra (2011). Ann adopted the baby of Peggy and called her Sandrine.
    • Tom De Decker who is together with Peggy.
  • Charles Bastiaens married ? (separated)
    • Sara Bastiaens
    • Frederique Bastiaens
  • Claire Bastiaens
  • Carlos Bastiaens
  •  ? Bastiaens
    • Eric Bastiaens
      • Michaël Bastiaens (son from Eric Bastiaens' first marriage)
      • Sam Bastiaens (born CIR 1984) from marriage to Martine Lefever (m.?-2005, remarried 2007-)
      • Sofie Bastiaens (born CIR 1986) with Martine Lefever

Family Trees[edit]

Bomans/Verbeeck/Backx[edit]

 
 
 
Staf Bomans
 
 
 
Florke Bomans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Bomans
 
 
 
Jenny Verbeeck
 
Rosa Verbeeck
 
Luc Bomans
 
 
 
 
 
Leontien Vercammen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mo Fawzi
 
 
Bianca Bomans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lowie Bomans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robin Bomans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peggy Verbeeck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tom De Decker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simonne Backx
 
 
Sandrine De Decker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Franky Bomans
 

Bastiaens/De Decker[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emma Raeymackers
 
Geert Smeekens
 
Marianne Bastiaens
 
Walter De Decker
 
 
Charles Bastiaens
 
?
 
Claire Bastiaens
 
?
 
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sandrine Verbeelen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martine Lefever
 
Eric Bastiaens
 
 
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bianca Bomans
 
Tom De Decker
 
Peggy Verbeeck Ann De Decker
 
Sara Bastiaens
 
Frederique Bastiaens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Bastiaens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robin Bomans
 
Sandrine De Decker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Bastiaens
 
Sofie Bastiaens

External links[edit]