Belgium's longest-running TV soap, Familie focuses on the everyday lives of the Van den Bossche family and those around them.






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Series cast summary:
Jef Desmedt ...
 Jan Van den Bossche / ... (1,861 episodes, 1991-2015)
Jacky Lafon ...
 Rita Van den Bossche / ... (1,658 episodes, 1991-2015)
Annie Geeraerts ...
 Anna Dierckx / ... (1,573 episodes, 1991-2015)
Gunther Levi ...
 Peter Van den Bossche / ... (1,411 episodes, 1999-2015)
Ray Verhaeghe ...
 Albert Thielens (1,406 episodes, 1992-2015)
Silvia Claes ...
 Trudy Tack de Rixart de Waremme / ... (1,273 episodes, 1998-2015)
Martine Jonckheere ...
 Marie-Rose De Putter (1,239 episodes, 1991-2015)
Chris Van Tongelen ...
 Bart Van den Bossche / ... (1,172 episodes, 2001-2015)
Caroline Maes ...
 Mieke Van den Bossche / ... (1,047 episodes, 2002-2015)
Hilde Van Wesepoel ...
 Linda De Smet / ... (1,020 episodes, 2001-2015)
Vicky Versavel ...
 Brenda Vermeir (837 episodes, 1997-2011)
Katrien De Becker ...
 June Van Damme (820 episodes, 2009-2015)
Michael Vroemans ...
 Maarten Van den Bossche / ... (814 episodes, 2006-2015)
Peter Bulckaen ...
 Mathias Moelaert (808 episodes, 2008-2015)
Jo Hens ...
 Niko Schuurmans (807 episodes, 2009-2015)
Kristien Perpête ...
 Els D'hollander / ... (779 episodes, 1997-2010)
Guido Horckmans ...
 Walter Dierckx (761 episodes, 1991-2006)
Sarah-Lynn Clerckx ...
 Louise Van den Bossche / ... (746 episodes, 2006-2015)


Belgium's longest-running TV soap, Familie focuses on the everyday lives of the Van den Bossche family and those around them.

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family relationships | soap | See All (2) »


Drama | Family





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30 December 1991 (Belgium)  »

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Did You Know?


Ronny Waterschoot, who played the soap's most notorious villain Didier De Kunst, asked the producers to get rid of his character, because he thought it had become too unrealistic for Didier escape justice time after time. See more »


Referenced in Aspe: Jeanne (2007) See more »


Performed by Jacky Lafon
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Maybe back to the old days
21 February 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I think that, like for most series, there is a public for this. Once, when I was a little boy, I used to watch this show every day, an avid fan... ...but somewhere along the way, I grew up, and the series didn't. They started bringing in things like kidnappings, divorces, childbirth, alcoholics, rapes, marriage problems, an archbishop getting married, divorced, and in the end dying of aids. I could go on and on, but the tricks from the box seemed endless...

From the original casts, there are only three actors left, all the others changed, sometimes more then once, actors. Sometimes after being resurrected, sometimes after one of the time warps.

I hope that this series will not sent the example for what is to come, because, the original purpose, is long lost, a family tale

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