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Series cast summary:
Bas van Toor Bas van Toor ...  Bassie / ... 99 episodes, 1978-1996
Aad van Toor Aad van Toor ...  Adriaan / ... 99 episodes, 1978-1996
Paul van Gorcum Paul van Gorcum ...  De Baron / ... 55 episodes, 1979-1994


Clown Bassie and acrobat Adriaan work in a circus. They seem to attract criminals and when Adriaan and Bassie manage to get a few arrested one criminal in specific devotes his life to making sure the two will never be able to do that again.

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Release Date:

10 January 1978 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bassie en Adriaan en de diamant See more »


Box Office


NLG30,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono (Dolby 2.0)


Black and White (seasons 1-3)| Color (seasons 4-10)

Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


(series 1) Actor Jaap Stobbe was also involved in writing the script. Producer Joop van den Ende originally asked him to write the pilot, since the story ideas by Aad van Toor were written in poor Dutch and therefore not suited to be used as suggestions to a broadcasting company. See more »


As a running gag throughout the series, Bassie can't tell the ringing of the door bell, the alarm clock and the telephone in the hotel room apart. But even if they would sound the same, wouldn't he still be able to hear from which direction the ringing is coming? See more »

Crazy Credits

The show's leader contains several scenes which were only shot for the leader, in order to make the viewer curious about the story, while never appearing in the series itself. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the mid-1980s, there were two episodes missing, episode 2 and 7 of season 2. So Aad van Toor re-edited the series, to make the story work without those episodes. All reruns, videos and DVDs until 2004 are missing about three episodes because of this. (Aad had to delete about one episode of material to remove any references to the missing episodes.) One of the two missing episodes was rediscovered in 2004 (episode 2). It was put back in again, together with some of the material referring to it. See more »


Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #8.59 (2012) See more »


Hallo Vriendjes
(opening song)
Written by Aad van Toor
Arranged by Aad Klaris
Performed by Bas van Toor (as Bassie) and Aad van Toor (as Adriaan)
Featured in seasons 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
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User Reviews

Saw this too much, and thats why it is so fantastic!
12 October 2019 | by baantjer-74478See all my reviews

When i was a little kid i always watch Bassie and Adriaan,

the first series the boogeyman was too scary,

but the diamand serie and the secret of the key was more thrilling fun, not so childish like in later series, with the arrival of crook fast Japie.

B1 and B100 are my favorite crooks. B1 was a more obscure figur also because i like more obscure characters as a kid also yes. B100 has a skinny face and yells the whole time i always have bad luck!. the most Childish character of the show was Fast Japie he is soo irritating.

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