Wednesday, 8 April 2015

1974, Television: “Magister Maesius”

The Flemish youth series "Magister Maesius" premieres on January 2, 1974. The BRT (now VRT) series was an unusual combination of science fiction and medieval adventure series. The story takes place around 1524 in "Zarren", a town in Flanders. The series was directed by Jef Ceulemans and written by Lo Vermeulen and Karel Jeuninckx. The leading roles were played by Willy van Heesvelde, Jef Demedts, Ann Petersen, Nora Tilley and Ivo Pauwels. 13 episodes were filmed.

Synopsis
In 1524, Irena (Nora Tilley) from the planet Balmodor is sent by the 'crystal creatures' to investigate the Earth. She has to figure out why Earthlings are so unpredictable. Irena meets Magister Maesius a physician and alchemist from Zarren...
Willy Van Heesvelde as Magister Maesius and Ann Petersen as Katrijn

Nora Tilley as Irena
Ivo Pauwels as Geeraert
Jef Demedts as Graaf Renier Van Nevele
Jan Verbist as Ridder Hugo Van Craenendonck
Main cast
  • Willy Van Heesvelde as Magister Maesius
  • Nora Tilley as Irena (her first role)
  • Jan Verbist as Ridder Hugo Van Craenendonck
  • Jef Demedts as Graaf Renier Van Nevele
  • Ann Petersen as Katrijn
  • Ivo Pauwels as Geeraert
  • Marieke Van Leeuwen as Elza
Jef Demedts as Graaf Renier Van Nevele, Marieke Van Leeuwen as Elza and
Alex Cassiers as Kapitein Capuyt
Stijn Peeters as Jonker Jan and Willy Van Heesvelde as Magister Maesius
Jan Verbist as Ridder Hugo Van Craenendonck and
Willy Van Heesvelde as Magister Maesius
Jan Reussens as Haneveer and Paul-Emile Van Royen as Sergeant
Marc Bober as Lange and Paul-Emile Van Royen as Sergeant

Magister Maesius opening credits

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