Isidingo celebrates 19 years on air

2017-07-07 14:59

Johannesburg - SABC3 most prized local drama series Isidingo celebrates the landmark 19th birthday on Friday, 7 July.

The show, recognised for always offering an unconventional and challenging storyline has, over almost two decades of broadcasting, remained ever resilient.

This remarkable landmark comes as a result of a myriad of captivating and enthralling moments in the years of the countless anecdotes of the Horizon Deep residents.

Since the show first premiered on 7 July in 1998, Isidingo has disclosed topical storylines to its engrossed viewers. 

The success of the series lies in the ability to relate story lines that appeal to the South African public, investigating the various facets of life. 

Touching, real-life moments have transformed the fictional mine town into a household name. 

“An amazing team of writers, new faces together with the recognisable and reputable talent have all contributed to the Isidingo success of the last nineteen years," says Pumla Hopa Executive Producer of the show. 

“Hopefully the series will be around for many years to come."

A considerable achievement, 19 years of successful broadcasting have also recently produced a further growth in the fan base with a  significant increase in viewership figures.

“The writers, cast, crew and producers of Isidingo have, in the last six months, committed wholeheartedly to a turnaround of the show,” comments Jacqueline Achilleas, the SABC3 Commissioning Editor for Drama.  

“South African audiences are showing their appreciation of stories that are authentic, resonant and relevant and that truly reflect their reality, their aspirations, their hopes and dreams”.

The journey thus far has been an exciting one and certainly promises to continue with the narration of fascinating, succinct and thrilling stories for the South African TV public to relish.

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