Hillside is a family drama set in a Public Hospital in Tshwane, that sets its sights very firmly to a South African audience. It is designed for the SABC 2 audience that is primarly Sotho/Setswana and Afrikaans speaking.
09:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The audience in their pilot series spanned across the lower to higher income groups, which is to be expected from a drama series that features an emsemble cast of medical professionals who work alongside proters, receptionists and cleaners.
The stories deal with the every day drama that affects the "family: of the medical staff, their families (or lack thereof) at home, the patients that come to the hospital and their families, and how all this resontates woth the audience at home. Very clearly our central focus is the family and how we process the emotional events that affect us in sickness, in health and death.
The Executive producers are Aubrey Sekhabi, and David Max Brown. The series was origanally conceptualised by Aubrey Sekhabi, Paul Grootboom and Itumeleng Motsikoe.