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|Also known as||Flikken Gent|
|Created by|| Pierre De Clercq |
|Written by|| Pierre De Clercq |
Charles De Weerdt
|Directed by|| Dirk Corthout |
|Country of origin||Belgium|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||127|
|Original network|| Eén (VRT) |
Nederland 1 (TROS)
|Original release||17 October 1999 –|
19 April 2009
|Related shows|| Flikken Maastricht |
Flikken (Belgian Dutch for "Cops") was a popular Flemish-Belgian TV series about a police-department located in Ghent. The show started in 1999 and ended on 19 April 2009. In the series, a team of six police officers solved various crimes, petty crimes as well as organised crime. The series always aimed at showing the policework in a realistic way—though a little personal drama was never far off. Of all the actors that came along during the ten seasons, only Mark Tijsmans (playing Wilfried Pasmans) and Ludo Hellinx (playing Raymond Jacobs) appeared throughout the entire series.
Flikken was produced by the VRT and broadcast on Belgian public channel Eén and TROS in the Netherlands. Flikken is very popular in Belgium and the Netherlands. The show has had very high ratings of up to 1.8 million viewers during the last (10th) season.
Every year the VRT organises the Flikkendag, a family day where the public can meet the actors of the show. There are many games, demonstrations of the real police and other safety organisations and performances of singers (including some of the actors on the show). On 18 April 2009, a special farewell party was organised in Ghent, in which the actors and crew said goodbye to their fans - thousands had assembled to watch the show on stage.
In the Netherlands a spin-off Flikken Maastricht has had nine seasons so far. A second spin-off, called Flikken Rotterdam is upcoming for 2016.
In 2005 a video game came out based on the series, Flikken game - De Achtervolging. It received bad reviews for its "unflashy" style.
A second video game, Flikken Game 2: Moord in Hotel Ganda, was release in 2007. The game is a localised version of the 2006 Swedish game Dollar, written by crime writer Liza Marklund.
In 2010 the TV series was adapted into an action comic, written by Zaki Dewaele and drawn by Michaël Vincent.
|Season||No. of |
|Runtime Belgium||Runtime Netherlands||Script|
|1||13||1999 - 2000||2001||Pierre De Clercq|
|2||13||2000 - 2001||2002||Pierre De Clercq|
|3||13||2001||2003||Pierre De Clercq (episode 32 Wim Danckaert)|
|4||13||2002||2004||Pierre De Clercq (episode 43, 47, 49 Hilde Pallen)|
|5||13||2003||2005||Rik D'hiet & Hilde Pallen & Carl Joos|
|6||13||2004||2006||Rik D'hiet & Hilde Pallen & Carl Joos & Geert Bouckaert & Frank de Bruyn|
|7||13||2005 - 2006||2007||Charles De Weerdt & Rik D'hiet & Carl Joos & Johan Heselmans & Geert Bouckaert|
|9||13||2008||2011||Carl Joos (episode 105 Pierre De Clercq, episode 112 & 113 Charles De Weerdt)|
|10||10||2009||2011||Pierre De Clercq & Carl Joos & Charles De Weerdt & Kees Vroege & Rik D'hiet|
|Not in series|
|Ludo Hellinx||Raymond Jacobs||Main|
|Mark Tijsmans||Wilfried Pasmans||Main|
|Andrea Croonenberghs||Britt Michiels||Main||5||1|
|Axel Daeseleire||Ben Vanneste||Main||4||1|
|Joke Devynck||Tony Dierickx||Main||1|
|Cahit Ölmez||Selattin Ateş||Main|
|Hubert Damen||Daniël Deprez||Main|
|Wim Danckaert||Kris Geysen||6||Main||3||1||5|
|Katelijne Verbeke||Nadine Vanbruane||Main||5||4|
|Maarten Bosmans||Bruno Soetaert||Gerrit||Main||2|
|Werner De Smedt||Nick Debbaut †||Main|
|Ann Ceurvels||Sofie Beeckman †||Main||5|
|Jo De Meyere||John Nauwelaerts||Main|
|Rebecca Huys||Merel Vanneste||35||Main||2|
|Tine Van den Brande||Lieselot Winter||18|
|Boudewijn de Groot||Robert Nieuwman||Main|
|Tania Kloek||Tina Demeester||3|
|Ianka Fleerackers||Emma Boon||Nathalie Mouton||12||Main|
|Pascale Michiels||Cat Reyniers||Roos Diepenbeek||12||Main|
|Roel Vanderstukken||Michiel Dewaele||8||Main|
|Kadèr Gürbüz||Mihriban Ates||27|
|Margot de Ridder||Dorien De Bondt||20|
|Hugo van den Berghe||Taverniers||7|
|Veerle Malschaert||Carla Desseyn||45|
|Wim van der Grijn||Sam de Groot||6|
|Bert Cosemans||Johan Van Lancker||Patrick Levie||16|
|Rik Geuns||Simon Van Lancker||13|
|Danny Timmermans||Dominique De Leeuw||14|
|Pierre Callens||Anthony Van Reeth||3||3|
|Bart Slegers||Tommy De Smit||9|
|Karin Tanghe||Marianne Van Dijck||Lieve Mertens||25|
|Jonathan Raman||Rik Jacobs||7|
|Michael De Cock||Jan Beele||Olivier Cools||11|
|Mathias Sercu||Staf Demotte||Dany De Volder||19|
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