Spanish Classical Series

Almería · Córdoba · Granada · Jaén · Málaga · Sevilla

Many years before the current boom of the series and before huge international production companies like HBO put Andalucia in the shooting target, our community had already been a set for mythic TV shows, many of them already part of our popular culture and still in mind of the viewers. In most cases, these series were produced by Televisión Española, the only channel in Spain until the born of the autonomic and private channels at the end of the 80s. Historical, familiar, folkloric and even some serial that put Andalucia for the first time in the screens of millions of Spaniards.

Anecdotes


Curro Jiménez
In the Christmas 1977 the whole film crew of the series ‘Curro Jiménez’ who were shooting the show in Cazorla (Jaén) won the Lottery, except for a young Benito Rabal, who didn’t want to buy a ticket. When they suggested him to buy Lottery tickets for the Lotería del Niño, he declined and the whole crew won again.

Curro Jiménez
At the end of December 1977 it snowed so hard in the village of Cazorla (Jaén) that the crew who was shooting the series ‘Curro Jiménez’ remained completely isolated.

Fortunata y Jacinta
The train travel sequence in episode 2 of ‘Fortunata y Jacinta’, with Maribel Martín and François-Eric Gendron, was filmed from Baeza to Linares; it was filmed from a car, although spectators see it from the window of the train in which the protagonists are travelling.

Verano azul
‘Verano Azul’ kept millions of spectators in front of the TV in our country, but its success was worldwide. It was screened in more than fifty countries and dubbed to more than twenty languages.

Verano azul
Miguel Joven, who embodied the charming ‘Tito’, still lives in Nerja, where, ironically, he was the receptionist at the Hotel Perla Marina.

Verano azul
The print left by the show ‘Verano Azul’ still remains in Nerja, a village in the province of Malaga, nearly four decades after its shooting. Any viewer of the show can still visit the famous ship owned by Chanquete, “La Dorada”, although it is not the real one, but a copy. It is located in the Parque Verano Azul, where you can also find posters and pictures with scenes of the show.

Verano azul
Some indoor scenes of ‘Verano Azul’, like the ones with the lighthouse visited by Chanquete in the episode known as “La brújula”, were shot in Estudios Roma, in Madrid, while the outdoor ones were shot in Faro de Trafalgar

Verano azul
The famous director and producer Juan Lebrón worked as a cameraman in ‘Verano Azul’ and during the shooting saved the life of an English girl who felt into the swimming pool of a chalet they were working in the residential complex of El Capistrano. The shooting had to be cancelled and the film crew organized a party.

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