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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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Whatever happens, keep smiling


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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 6) Like the previous series, this series was based on the Bassie & Adriaan radio play. However, the treasure from the previous was replaced by a crown and police inspector De Vries was replaced by adjudant Van der Steen. See more »


Inspecteur Jeroen van der Steen aka The Captain speaks common Dutch without a local accent while being under hypnosis, but has a very strong Flemish accent when waking up. 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 »


Spin-off Bassie en Adriaan live! (2002) 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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kids will love this
22 October 1999 | by politieSee all my reviews

This is a great movie/episode of Bassie en Adriaan. When I was younger I always loved this particular one, it was thrilling for me then. Why I don't know, perhaps because it has the Halloween theme music all the time during this movie/episode. Well I would advise you to see this when it is on the television even if you aren't a kid anymore.

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