Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jørgen Buckhøj ...
 Mads Skjern / ... (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Buster Larsen ...
 Oluf Larsen (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Ingeborg Skjern / ... (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Maude Varnæs (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Helle Virkner ...
 Elisabeth Friis (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Karin Nellemose ...
 Misse Møhge (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Holger Juul Hansen ...
 Hans Christian Varnæs (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kirsten Olesen ...
 Agnes Jensen / ... (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Elin Reimer ...
 Laura Larsine Sørensen (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Benny Hansen ...
 Frede 'Fatty' Hansen / ... (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ole Andreasen ...
 Narrator (22 episodes, 1978-1982)
Jesper Langberg ...
 Kristen Skjern / ... (21 episodes, 1978-1982)
Per Pallesen ...
 Severin Boldt (21 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ove Sprogøe ...
 Dr. Louis Hansen (21 episodes, 1978-1982)
Lily Broberg ...
 Katrine Larsen (20 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kurt Ravn ...
 Lauritz 'Røde' Jensen (20 episodes, 1978-1982)
Sonja Oppenhagen ...
 Vicki Hachel / ... (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
John Hahn-Petersen ...
 Hr Stein (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
Else-Marie ...
 Konsulinde Holm / ... (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
Anne Jensen ...
 Gudrun (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
...
 Jørgen Varnæs (18 episodes, 1978-1981)
Karen Berg ...
 Fru Fernando Møhge / ... (17 episodes, 1978-1981)
Vera Gebuhr ...
 Inger Jørgensen (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kirsten Hansen-Møller ...
 Marie Hansen / ... (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Lis Løwert ...
 Violet Vinter (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ann Margrethe Schou ...
 Kassererske frk. Mortensen / ... (15 episodes, 1978-1981)
Holger Perfort ...
 Tjener Olsen / ... (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ulla Henningsen ...
 Iben Skjern / ... (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
Axel Strøbye ...
 Viggo Skjold-Hansen / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Esper Hagen ...
 Arnold Vinter (13 episodes, 1978-1980)
Holger Vistisen ...
 Bogholder Christiansen, Omegnsbanken / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Birthe Backhausen ...
 Musse Skjold-Hansen / ... (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Karen-Lise Mynster ...
 Ulla Jacobsen (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Arthur Jensen ...
 Rudolf Schwann (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bendt Rothe ...
 Baron von Rytger / ... (11 episodes, 1979-1982)
Birgitte Bruun ...
 Esther / ... (11 episodes, 1978-1982)
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ...
 Oberst Ditlev Hachel / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Karl Stegger ...
 Konsul Holm (10 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money elsewhere, and his shop is soon a success, a sign of the changing times during the following decades. Written by Erik Holst

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(32 episodes) | (24 episodes)

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Trivia

The most successful TV series in Denmark ever. The first run between late 1978 and early 1982 was viewed by at least half the population. The first rerun was at least as successful, the final episode airing on 26 May 1985 to an estimated audience of 3,640,000, which is more than two thirds of the Danish population. See more »

Goofs

The inside of the church has the boards with the numbers of the songs that will be sung during the service. These numbers are taken from the official book of church songs introduced in the early 1950s. That is, in the 1920s to 1940s these numbers should have been different to be in accordance with the songs actually sung. See more »

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Referenced in Blinkende lygter (2000) See more »

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Simply the best
10 December 1998 | by (Nuuk, Greenland) – See all my reviews

Matador is simply the best serial ever made. I've seen it at least 10 times and it is never boring. Erik Balling is God!


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