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Bij ons in de Jordaan

A series, based on a biography of Johnny Jordaan, about the eventful life of most popular Dutch singer. It begins when Johnny, a singing waiter poorly paid, enters a contest in hotel Krasnapolski.

With "De Parel van de Jordaan", he wins convincingly and his career makes a giant leap. But Johnny is not happy, he has a poor health and discovers his homosexual feelings, back then an absolute taboo.

He does a suicide attempt, his marriage dissolves and his friendship with Wim Sonneveld comes to an end. In a few years he transforms into an early old, ailing man. But then he's approached for a gig at a big party in the Jordaan ...

Episode Info

Final: 1x03 -- Waar de Amsterdamse humor nooit verloren gaat (Dec/03/2000)

Johnny has barely recovered from his suicide attempt, when he is bombarded as the center of attention, because of his copper marriage to Totty. For Arie this is the limit. He resigns and sees his marriage to Karin end.
Later on Johnny's relationship with Sonneveld has ended and his marriage to Totty has ended up in divorce. In a few years time, he has, due to the grief over his deceased mother and two brain hemorrhages, turned into an early old, ailing man. But then he's approached for a gig at a big party in the Jordaan.
Kees PrinsKees Prins
As Johnny Jordaan
Jacob DerwigJacob Derwig
As Young Arie
Ricky KooleRicky Koole
As Karin
Marieke HeebinkMarieke Heebink
As Totty
John LeddyJohn Leddy
As Old Arie
Jeroen WillemsJeroen Willems
As Wim Sonneveld

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Co-Producer: Joost De Wolf
Production Designer: Harry Ammerlaan
Editor: Wouter Jansen
Casting: Jeannette Snik, Emmie Leenen
Music: Vincent Van Warmerdam
Costume Designer: Jany Temime
Grip: Luc Hoeymakers
Location Manager: Tijn Heerkens
Production Assistant: Robert Ypma, Vincent Carmiggelt

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Recurring Guests

Pierre Bokma as Willy Alberti (3 eps)
Anne Buurma as Supervisor (3 eps)
René Eljon as Photographer (3 eps)
Bert Geurkink as Undertaker (3 eps)
Marcel Hensema as Semmie (3 eps)
Dimme Treurniet as Koos (3 eps)
Edo Brunner as Uncle Henk (3 eps)
Marlies Heuer as Karin's mother (3 eps)
Kees Hulst as Karin's father (3 eps)
Helmert Woudenberg as Ome Nijs (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: VPRO ( Netherlands)
Language: Dutch
Airs: 10:30 pm
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: November 19, 2000
Ended: December 03, 2000
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