This is so hectic.
And yes, I used to watch Isidingo, I actually enjoy it, as corny as it sounds!
The SABC’s Henley Studios in Auckland Park Johannesburg caught fire at about 8pm last night 13 June 2012.
Gareth Cliff said that every other soapy (soap opera) should put fires in the back ground of their sets, and say “Look, there’s the Deep in Isidingo burning.”
Apparently the most affected characters will be Barker, Cheryl and My Agnes.
Studio 6, is, well was, the Duncan Hotel. It is owned by the evil, yet lovable, tycoon, Barker.
He named after his son who passed away years ago in the show.
Cheryl is always at the hotel also, and everyone always drinks there, lol. My Agnes just started working at the Duncan Hotel.
R40 million rand damage! No one was injured though, and the affect on the show will not be immediate, as it is filmed 3 months in advance.
When I was growing up, my oldest sister’s friend, Maria Papagerio, was the make up artist for Isidingo for years, she actually ended up as Head of Department (make-up).
Apparently Studio 5 was also affected, not sure who’s that is, but hopefully its 3 Talk, lol, imagine Noelene running screaming “Fire” ha ha ha
The cause of the fire is unknown. However I think there is something underhanded going on there. We all know that the SABC is in financial turmoil, possibly an insurance scam?
A formal investigation has now been launched.
Perfect time for Outsurance to approach Barker – now he can really say
“I owned a hotel, and it burnt down; so I called Outsurance, and they……” –
You know those irritating, corny adverts!
Now to wait and see how they incorporate this disaster into the show. It is a mining community, so I am sure they will come up with something good!