07/02/2008: Some additional information today
from Alex Hetwer about the
BRT/VRT children's series.
We're pleased to say that with his help, we are much nearer a full
picture of the history and now we also have a full listing of the
VRT's archive holdings for these series. Many thanks to Alex for his
kind assistance. Also this evening we have added a biography page
Raymond Bossaerts, who played
Ben Kurrel in Captain Zeppos.
05/02/2008: Further detail has been added
tonight to the biography of
Senne Rouffaer. Also, with grateful thanks to Alex Hetwer at the VRT archives for
kindly supplying the information, we have been able to significantly update the page on the
BRT/VRT children's series to
include archive holdings and broadcast dates where they were previously absent. Your help is very much appreciated, Alex.
03/02/2008: The Feature Film! "What feature film?", we hear you cry! The one that's not been made
yet, that's the one... We've received reports that Flemish film production company MMG is in the early stages of
pre-production for a
Captain Zeppos movie. This may not actually come to fruition, but we thought it well worth
devoting some space to. We aim to keep visitors posted with news on this project as we get it.
02/02/2008: What? No updates in 2007???
Well, we're well and truly back. Sincere apologies for the lack of
activity here. We've had one or two technical problems, and our
email addresses have not been working for some considerable time.
Fortunately, all messages were stored on the server and now we've
got access back again, we've received the mail in one big
hit and we're catching up with getting back to people. We apologise profusely to
anyone who was waiting on a reply. We promise to deal with all email
very soon indeed. The first of these is from Marc Van Imschoot, who
has uncovered another location -
Schellebelle, which was one of the locations used for
Series Two. A page has been added for this filming locale and the
Gent has gained an extra modern
Thanks also to Alex Hetwer from the VRT for
contacting us to put us right regarding the archive status of the
VRT children's serial,
Manko Kapak, which starred
Senne Rouffaer. We were lead to believe that only a single episode
remained, but Alex has let us know the good news that the VRT do
actually retain the complete serial. These are in the form of
kinescopes, films recorded from a television screen, and are not
considered to be of a sufficient technical quality for broadcast.
While this may be mildly disappointing news, many other kinescoped
programmes such as The Avengers have been issued on DVD, so
there is still hope!