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1980s German Television Shows

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Tagesschau(1952-)

15min per episode | News
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

German daily news program, the oldest still existing program on German television.

Scene of the Crime(1970-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Crime
2.8/5 (with 33 votes)

Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on November 29, 1970. The opening sequence for the series has remained the same throughout the decades, which remains highly unusual for any such long-running TV series up to date. Each of the regional TV channels which together form ARD, plus ORF and SF, produces its own episodes, starring its own police inspector, some of which, like the discontinued Schimanski, have become cultural icons. The show appears on DasErste and ORF 2 on Sundays at 8:15 p.m. and currently about 30 episodes are made per year. As of March 2013, 865 episodes in total have been produced. Tatort is currently being broadcast in the United States on the MHz Worldview channel under the name Scene of the Crime.

Polizeiruf 110(1971-)

1h 30min per episode | Crime
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite. In contrast with other television crime series, in which killings are practically the primary focus, while Tatort handled homicide cases, the cases handled in the GDR TV's Polizeiruf were more often the more frequent, and less serious, crimes such as domestic violence, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency, as well as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Contrary to Tatort, which concentrated on the primary characters and their private lives, police procedure was the center of attention of Polizeiruf, especially in the earlier episodes. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to representation of the criminal and his state of mind, as well as the context of the crime. Many episodes aimed to teach and enlighten the audience about what does and what doesn't constitute appropriate behaviour and appropriate thought, rather than just to entertain. Polizeiruf was one of the few broadcasts by GDR media in which the real problems and difficulties of the supposedly more advanced socialist society could be displayed and discussed to some extent, albeit in a fictionalized and pedagogicalized environment.

With Uwe Steimle, Faye Montana

SOKO 5113(1978-)

50min per episode | Crime

SOKO 5113 is a long-running German police procedural television series. It was first aired in 1978 on 2 January. SOKO is an abbreviation of the term "Sonderkommission" in German.

Directed by Kai Borsche

Derrick(1974-1998)

1h per episode | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.

III nach neun(1974-)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Auf Achse(1980-1996)

50min per episode | Action & Adventure
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Werner Masten - With Nada van Nie

Drei Damen vom Grill(1977-1991)

25min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Drei Damen vom Grill is a German television series.

Musikladen(1972-1984)

30min per episode

Der Musikladen was a West German music television programme that ran from December 13, 1972 to November 29, 1984. The show continued the 1960s Beat-Club under a new name, and in turn was replaced by Extratour.

Starparade(1968-1980)

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Ein Kessel Buntes(1972-1992)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Ein Kessel Buntes was a television variety show in the former East Germany. It broadcast from 1972 to 1992. A total of 113 shows were made, six per year. As the name implies, it was broadcast in colour, first from the Friedrichstadtpalast theatre, and later from the Palast der Republik, as well as from other prominent music halls in other East German cities. Its title sequence showed a series of famous clocks in East Berlin, such as that on the Rotes Rathaus and the Weltzeituhr at Alexanderplatz displaying the time of broadcast, 8 p.m. Ein Kessel Buntes was originally hosted by actors Horst Köbbert, Lutz Stückrath, and Heinz Uhlig, whose satirical commentary during the live broadcasts often criticised the East German government. They were soon replaced by a rotating cast of celebrities. The show was meant to compete with those on West German television,. To this end it was fairly successful even attracting a following in parts of West Germany which could receive Eastern TV. Its production values were high. Apart from song and dance numbers and appearances from East German celebrities, almost every broadcast featured well-known stars from the west, often after their popularity had peaked in their home countries.

Die Sendung mit der Maus(1971-)

30min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
4.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Die Sendung mit der Maus is a highly acclaimed children's series on German television that has been called "the school of the nation". The show first aired on March 10, 1971. Originally called Lach- und Sachgeschichten für Fernsehanfänger, it was controversial because German law prohibited television for children under six years of age. The program was initially condemned by teachers and childcare professionals as bad for children's development, but is now hailed for its ability to convey information to children. The show has received over 75 awards. The first doctoral dissertation on the program was written in 1991. On March 7, 1999, the program's Internet site was launched and received 2,400 e-mails and 4 million hits on the first day.

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Hallo Spencer(1979-1986)

30min per episode | Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Hallo Spencer is a German children's television series, created by Winfried Debertin and produced by Norddeutscher Rundfunk from 1979 until 2001. In these 22 years, 275 episodes were filmed, including a number of 'specials' featuring the characters taking part in traditional fairy tale and nursery rhyme themed stories. It is a puppet based show, featuring characters created and operated in the same fashion as Jim Henson's Muppets and Sesame Street, which in fact, some of the show's staff were former employees of the German version of Sesame Street. To this day, the series is popular and well loved in its home country to the extent that the theme park Heide Park features a themed area devoted to the show. The series has been repeated on the commercial channels Nickelodeon Germany and on the pay-TV channel Premiere. Episodes were regularly found on regional broadcast stations until March 2011.

Directed by Klaus Wirbitzky

Extra 3(2004-)

43min per episode | Comedy, Documentary
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Fast wia im richtigen Leben(1979-1988)

45min per episode | Comedy

Fast wia im richtigen Leben is a German television series that portrays bizarre situations of everyday life in a inimitable comedic way.

Neues aus Uhlenbusch(1977-1982)

30min per episode | Kids & Family

Neues aus Uhlenbusch is a German television series for children related to the living in the fictive farming village Uhlenbusch. The 40 episodes where produced between 1977 and 1982 by the public broadcasting corporation ZDF. Also a movie was produced in 1980 incorporating three episodes put into one framework.

Rappelkiste(1973-1984)

30min per episode | Kids & Family

Rappelkiste was a progressive pedagogic television series for children in Germany. Regarding its general conception and idea, it is very roughly comparable to Sesame Street in the English-speaking world. It was produced by ZDF and originally broadcast every Sunday on 2 pm. For its 1973–74 season, it was awarded the Adolf-Grimme-Preis.

Der ganz normale Wahnsinn(1979)

45min per episode | Drama

Der ganz normale Wahnsinn is a German television series.

heute journal(2021-)

30min per episode | News

- No description / details available yet. -

Les Faucheurs de marguerites(1974)

26min per episode | Action & Adventure

Les Faucheurs de marguerites is a French-Canadian-German television series.

Unser Sandmännchen(1998-)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices. Together with his friends, Pittiplatsch, Schnatterinchen, the dog Moppi, Herr Fuchs and Frau Elster. Premiered in DFF on November 22, 1959.

heute(2021-)

Heute is a television news program on the German channel ZDF. The main program is broadcast at 19:00, and includes news, with an emphasis on political news from Germany, Europe and the world plus 'mixed' news from cultural life or entertainment, and the sports news with an extra presenter. The weather forecast comes up at 19:22 after a break with commercials. The opening sequence of each broadcast features an analogue clock, a signature element of the program. The newscast “heute” of ZDF and the 20:00-Tagesschau of ARD/“Das Erste” are the main broadcasts of German public TV starting the evening programme. Advertisement can not be shown in public TV after 8:00 p.m.

Aktuelle Kamera(2021-)

Aktuelle Kamera was the state television newscast of the former German Democratic Republic. On air from December 21, 1952 to December 14, 1990, Aktuelle Kamera was one of the main propaganda tools of the East German government.

Tagesthemen(2021-)

Tagesthemen is one of Germany's main daily television news magazines, presented by journalists Caren Miosga and Tom Buhrow. Second only to the 20:00 Tagesschau Tagesthemen is ARD's most important newscast. It is clearly different in style and content from Tagesschau and is broadcast Mondays to Thursdays at 22:15, Fridays at 23:15, Saturdays at varying times and Sundays at 22:45. Each Tagesthemen broadcast has a single host. For a time, Anne Will and Ulrich Wickert took turns hosting the program. On September 1, 2006, Tom Buhrow replaced Wickert and on July 16, 2007, Caren Miosga replaced Anne Will. In January 1978, Tagesthemen replaced the late edition of Tagesschau, which had been broadcast until then. The broadcast lasts a half hour on weekdays; it is shorter on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. In contrast to Tagesschau, which provides only an overview of the news, Tagesthemen is designed to also provide the viewer with more information, context and background. The program usually features four to five segments on the stories and themes of the day. Previously, the program used a variation of the Hammond Fantasy/Tagesschau theme, with the first and last notes in the same keys. Nowadays, Tagesthemen uses the same music as Tagesschau.

Berlin Alexanderplatz(1980)

15h 2min | Drama, Crime, TV Movie
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Gottfried John.

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