Klan (TV series)

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Klan
Genre Soap opera
Created by Paweł Karpiński
Written by Paweł Karpiński (Head writer)
Starring Barbara Bursztynowicz
Andrzej Grabarczyk
Izabela Trojanowska
Tomasz Stockinger
Agnieszka Kotulanka
Piotr Cyrwus
Paulina Holtz
Kaja Paschalska
Dorota Naruszewicz
Daniel Zawadzki
No. of seasons 20
No. of episodes 3000 (as of October 20, 2016)
Production
Executive producer(s) Paweł Karpiński
Running time 24 minutes
Distributor TRIPLAN
Release
Original network TVP 1
Original release September 22, 1997 – present
Website

Klan (Polish pronunciation: [ˈklan], English: Clan) is the longest-running Polish soap opera. It premiered on September 22, 1997 on the public TVP1 channel and is still on air. The show airs from Monday to Thursday on TVP1 at 5.50 p.m.

Klan revolves around the fates of the multi-generation Lubicz family from Warsaw.

Current cast members[edit]

Actor Role Status
Tomasz Bednarek Jacek Borecki 1997-
Barbara Bursztynowicz Elżbieta Chojnicka 1997-
Piotr Cyrwus Ryszard Lubicz 1997–2012
Artur Dziurman Leszek Jakubowski 1999–2000, 2007-
Andrzej Grabarczyk Jerzy Chojnicki 1997-
Wincenty Grabarczyk Jeremiasz Bałucki 2005-
Paulina Holtz Agnieszka Lubicz 1997-
Agnieszka Kaczorowska Bożena Lubicz (#2) 1999-
Jerzy Kamas Stefan Ziętecki 1997-2013
Agnieszka Kotulanka Krystyna Lubicz 1997-2013
Laura Łącz Gabriela Wilczyńska 2002-
Dorota Naruszewicz Beata Borecka (#1) 1997-2011
Małgorzata Ostrowska-Królikowska Grażyna Lubicz 1997-
Kaja Paschalska Ola Lubicz 1997-
Anna Powierza Czesława Kurzawska 2000–2005, 2006-
Tomasz Stockinger Dr Paweł Lubicz 1997-
Andrzej Strzelecki Dr Tadeusz Koziełło 1999-
Piotr Swend Maciek Lubicz 1997-
Kazimiera Utrata-Lusztig Stanisława Dorobczyk 1999, 2000-
Izabela Trojanowska Monika Ross 1997-
Agnieszka Wosińska Sister Dorota Lubicz 1997-2011
Małgorzata Wójcik Beata Borecka (#2) 2013-
Daniel Zawadzki Michał Chojnicki (#2) 2004-
Joanna Żółkowska Anna Surmacz 1997-

Recurring cast members[edit]

Actor Role Status
Julia Królikowska Kasia Lubicz 1999-
Paweł Grządziel Jaś Rafalski (#3) 2003-
Suzanna von Nathusius Małgosia Borecka (#2) 2005-
Jacek Borkowski Piotr Rafalski 1997-2003 (contract); 2003, 2004-
Jagoda Stach Karolina Rafalska 1997–2001, 2003, 2006-2011
Maria Winiarska Alicja Marczyńska 1998-2000 (contract); 2001-2015
Zofia Merle Stefania Wróbel-Malec 2002-2013
Jerzy Bończak Kazimierz Malec 2002-2010
Michalina Robakiewicz Kamila Smętna (#1) 2003-2015
Mirosław Jękot Antoni Zabużański 2000, 2001-
Renata Pękul Renata Zabużańska 1999–2000, 2002-
Mariusz Krzemiński Mariusz Kwarc 2005-
Jerzy Zelnik Krzysztof Malicki 1997–1999, 2002, 2005, 2006-2007
Ewa Serwa-Galia Matylda Szczęśniak 2002-2008
Dorota Kamińska Jadwiga Dębińska 2013-
Grzegorz Wons Leopold Kwapisz 2014-
Marek Kossakowski Daniel Ross (#2) 2015-
Martyna Kowalik Kamila Chojnicka (#2) 2015-

Deceased cast members[edit]

Actor Role Year of Death
Halina Dobrowolska Maria Lubicz 13 October 1999
Anna Ciepielewska Janina Kochańska-Ziętecka 20 May 2006
Zygmunt Kęstowicz Władysław Lubicz 14 March 2007
Jerzy Kamas Stefan Ziętecki 23 July 2015

Ratings history[edit]

Klan in 1997-2000 was the most popular TV series in Poland, winning numerous awards for the best soap opera and best actors. Currently it is #5 series on Polish TV.

22 February 1999

  • Klan - 5 139 209 viewers

20–26 November 2006

  • M jak Miłość - 12 012 460
  • Na dobre i na złe - 11 813 350
  • Ranczo - 7 738 302
  • Lost -7 149 209
  • Klan - 4 391 630
  • Plebania - 3 914 680

27 December 2006

  • M jak Miłość - 12 582 601
  • Na dobre i na złe - 11 692 354
  • Ranczo - 8 176 205
  • Klan - 4 202 027

2 November 2007

  • M jak Miłość - 11 950 000
  • Na dobre i na złe - 10 696 000
  • Ranczo - 8 593 028
  • Lost - 6 402 083
  • Klan - 4 213 000

27 October - 2 November 2008

  • M jak Miłość - 11 826 280
  • Na dobre i na złe - 10 727 580
  • Ranczo - 10 193 922
  • Lost - 6 109 389
  • Klan - 3 802 950
  • Plebania - 3 297 440

5–11 January 2009

  • M JAK MIŁOŚĆ - 12 661 900
  • BARWY SZCZĘŚCIA - 12 469 750
  • NA DOBRE I NA ZŁE - 12 307 900
  • RANCZO - 12 132 849
  • LOST - 5 109 337
  • KLAN - 3 774 420
  • PLEBANIA - 3 418 320

29 March 2010

  • M JAK MIŁOŚĆ - 12 873 026
  • BARWY SZCZĘŚCIA - 12 791 092
  • NA DOBRE I NA ZŁE - 12 638 294
  • RANCZO - 12 527 302
  • KLAN - 3 131 622
  • PLEBANIA - 2 938 018

Characters[edit]

  • Władysław Lubicz (created by Zygmunt Kęstowicz) - husband of Maria Lubicz, father of Paweł Lubicz, Elżbieta Chojnicka, Monika Ross-Nawrot, Ryszard Lubicz and Dorota Lubicz, grandfather of Agnieszka Lubicz, Aleksandra Lubicz, Paweł Lubicz Jr., Beata Borecka, Michał Chojnicki, Daniel Ross, Katarzyna Lubicz and adopted grandfather of Maciej Lubicz and Bożena Lubicz. He lived in Warsaw with his wife and children but his family comes from Lvov, Ukraine. One of his great-grandchildren, Władysław Chojnicki, is named after him. He died in June 2007.
  • Maria Lubicz, de domo Ziętecka (created by Halina Dobrowolska) - wife of Władysław Lubicz, mother of Paweł Lubicz, Elżbieta Chojnicka, Monika Ross-Nawrot, Ryszard Lubicz and Dorota Lubicz, grandmother of Agnieszka Lubicz, Aleksandra Lubicz, Paweł Lubicz Jr., Beata Borecka, Michał Chojnicki, Daniel Ross, Katarzyna Lubicz and adopted grandmother of Maciej Lubicz and Bożena Lubicz. One of his great-grandchildren, Maria Chojnicka, is named after her. She owned a farmacy which is now owned by her daughter Elżbieta. Maria had one brother, Stefan Ziętecki. She died on 23 August 1999.
    • Elżbieta Chojnicka, de domo Lubicz (created by Barbara Bursztynowicz) - daughter of Władysław Lubicz and Maria Lubicz, twin sister of Paweł Lubicz, sister of Ryszard Lubicz, Monika Ross-Nawrot and Dorota Lubicz, mother of Beata Borecka and Michał Chojnicki, grandmother of Jan Rafalski, Małgorzata Borecka, Antoni Chojnicki, Władysław Chojnicki, Stefan Chojnicki and Maria Chojnicka. She is married to Jerzy Chojnicki and owns a farmacy called Pod Modrzewiem.
    • Paweł Lubicz (created by Tomasz Stockinger) - son of Władysław Lubicz and Maria Lubicz, twin brother of Elżbieta Chojnicka, brother of Ryszard Lubicz, Monika Ross-Nawrot and Dorota Lubicz, father of Agnieszka Lubicz, Aleksandra Lubicz and Paweł Lubicz Jr., grandfather of Zofia Lubicz. He was married to Krystyna Lubicz and works as a doctor in his private medical clinic El-Med.
    • Monika Ross-Nawrot, de domo Lubicz (created by Izabela Trojanowska) - second daughter of Władysław Lubicz and Maria Lubicz, sister of Paweł Lubicz, Elżbieta Chojnicka, Ryszard Lubicz and Dorota Lubicz, mother of Daniel Ross. She was married to Bernard Ross who lived in the United States. Her son Daniel was born and she escaped from her husband because he was very aggressive. They divorced and Bernard died later. Monika married again, to Wojciech Nawrot who was a doctor and was El-Med's co-owner. Wojciech died a few days after their wedding and Monika is since widowed. She owns a restaurant called Rosso. She was engaged to Feliks Nowak.
    • Ryszard Lubicz (created by Piotr Cyrwus) - second son of Władysław Lubicz and Maria Lubicz, brother of Paweł Lubicz, Elżbieta Chojnicka, Monika Ross-Nawrot and Dorota Lubicz, father of Katarzyna Lubicz, adopted father of Maciej Lubicz and Bożena Lubicz. He was married to Grażyna Lubicz. He died on 22 February 2012 after a serious illness.
    • Dorota Lubicz - third daughter and fifth child of Władysław Lubicz and Maria Lubicz, sister of Paweł Lubicz, Elżbieta Chojnicka, Ryszard Lubicz and Monika Ross-Nawrot. She's a nun. Dorota graduated from medical school and is a doctor. She was engaged to a man who betrayed her with her sister Elżbieta. Dorota decided to become a nun and works in Warsaw, Głoskowo or in Africa.
    • Jerzy Chojnicki (created by Andrzej Grabarczyk) - husband of Elżbieta Chojnicka, half-brother of Hanna Chojnicka, Oscar Chojnicki and Kamila Chojnicka, father of Beata Borecka and Michał Chojnicki, grandfather of Jan Rafalski, Małgorzata Borecka, Antoni Chojnicki, Władysław Chojnicki, Stefan Chojnicki and Maria Chojnicka.
    • Krystyna Lubicz, de domo Jakubowska (created by Agnieszka Kotulanka) - wife of Paweł Lubicz, sister of Lech Jakubowski, mother of Agnieszka Lubicz, Aleksandra Lubicz and Paweł Lubicz Jr., grandmother of Zofia Lubicz. She died on 29 May 2014.

Family tree[edit]

Marian Lubicz
m. Helena Lubicz (Serwin)
   c. Władysław Lubicz (d. 2007)
      m. Maria Lubicz (Ziętecka, married, widowed 1999)
         c. Elżbieta Chojnicka (Lubicz, Paweł's twin sister)
            m. Jerzy Chojnicki (divorced)
               c. Beata Maria Borecka (Chojnicka, b. 1975)
                  a. Piotr Rafalski
                     c. Jan Rafalski (b. 1998)
                  m. Jacek Borecki (married 1999, divorced 2014), son of Zofia Borecka
                     c. Małgorzata Borecka
               c. Michał Chojnicki
                  a. Bogna Różycka (married Ruczaj, Jakubowska, engaged, separated)
                     c. Unnamed son (miscarried)
                  a. Kinga Kuczyńska (married Walczak, engaged, separated), daughter of Mr. Kuczyński and Joanna Kuczyńska
                     c. Antoni Chojnicki (twin brother of Władysław)
                     c. Władysław Chojnicki (twin brother of Antoni)
                  m. Zyta Chojnicka (Tyczyńska, married 2010), daughter of Edward and Wanda Tyczyński
                     c. Stefan Chojnicki (b. 2012)
                     c. Justyna Chojnicka (b. 2015, d. 2015)
                  a. Sandra Stec (affair 2015), daughter of Romuald and Nina Stec
                     c. Maria Chojnicka (b. 2015)
            m. Jerzy Chojnicki (married 2009)
         c. Paweł Lubicz (Elżbieta's twin brother)
            a. Jadwiga Dębińska
               c. Magdalena Dębińska (deceased)
            m. Krystyna Lubicz (Jakubowska, married 1978, widowed 2014)
               c. Agnieszka Leśniewska (Lubicz)
                  m. Robert Męcik (divorced)
                  a. Miron Lipski (affair 2007)
                     c. Zofia Lubicz (b. 2007)
                  m. Janusz Leśniewski (married 2016)
               c. Aleksandra Lubicz
               c. Paweł Ignacy Lubicz (b. 2003)
         c. Monika Ross-Nawrot (Lubicz)
            m. Bernard Ross (married, divorced, deceased)
               c. Daniel Ross 
                  m. Ewa Ross (Tomicka, divorced)
            m. Wojciech Nawrot (married, widowed)
         c. Ryszard Lubicz (b. 1959, d. 2012)
            m. Grażyna Kwapisz (Małek, married 1982, his death 2012)
               c. Maciej Lubicz (born Kowalik, b. 1992, adopted)
               c. Bożena Kazuń (Lubicz, born Rosiak, b. 1993, adopted)
                  m. Miłosz Kazuń (married 2014), son of Bolesław and Henryka Kazuń
                     c. Alicja Kazuń (b. 2016)
               c. Katarzyna Lubicz (b. 1999)
         c. Dorota Lubicz

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