The Legend of the Hidden City

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The Legend of the Hidden City was a South African action adventure series, directed by David Lister, which was broadcast by SABC and SABC2 between 1996 and 1998 as two series with a total of 39 episodes. It was also shown by Sky1 and Five in the United Kingdom, The Den in Ireland[1] and by Canal Famille in Québec, Canada.

Plot[edit]

The series followed the lives of archaeology students who discover an ancient city in the wilderness unknown to civilisation. As the series progresses, the youngsters Dean and Thabo who survived the helicopter crash, endure tests and riches, made friends with the inhabitants of the city.

Production[edit]

The series was produced by Dandelion Distribution Ltd, Wehmeyer Productions, SABC (Series 1 only) and Six Street Studios. It was filmed on location and at Johannesburg and Knysna.

A compilation of episodes from the first series was later released on DVD as a film called The Lost City.

Series 1[edit]

26 half hour episodes.

Cast[edit]

Production crew[edit]

  • Co-Executive Producer: Awie Bosman
  • Executive Producer: Neil Cronin
  • Line Producer: Peter Clausing
  • Production/Costume Designer: Hans Nel
  • Director of Photography: Johan Scheepers
  • Film Editor: Johan Lategan
  • Music Composed by: Toby Langton-Gilks
  • Written by: Lindsay Du Plessis, Sheila Keen, Niall Johnson and Stephanie Pickover
  • Produced by: Tokkie Wehmeyer
  • Directed by: David Lister

Series 2[edit]

13 half hour episodes

Cast[edit]

Production crew[edit]

  • Executive Producer: Neil Cronin
  • Line Producer: Johann Schoeman
  • Production/Costume Designer: Hans Nel
  • Director of Photography: Vincent G. Cox
  • Film Editor: Johan Lategan
  • Music Composed by: Toby Langton-Gilks
  • Written by: Lindsay Du Plessis
  • Produced by: Tokkie Wehmeyer
  • Directed by: David Lister
  • Script Editor: Awie Bosman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTÉ Network 2". 13 February 1996. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. 

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