Märchen und Geschichten

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companyRight Angle & S4C
started6th Mar 2002
last rpt31st Jan 2007
6 school years
duration15 mins
age rangeAge 11-16Age 11-13 & Age 13-16
languagedeIn German

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Märchen und Geschichten is a German-language Channel 4 schools TV series from the 2000s, covering German Language for secondary school pupils.

An adaptation of five stories from the Animated Tales of the World series originally broadcast in English as part of Book Box. The narration is adapted into straightforward German suitable for language beginners.

The first tale in this series is from Germany, and the remainder come from countries surrounding it: Norway, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands respectively. In fact the Polish tale Die Blume des Farns was broadcast in German fully 6 weeks before the English version The Flower of the Ferm was broadcast in Book Box.

The original Book Box series Animated Tales of the World was designed for primary school pupils of 7-11 years old. The foreign language versions including this one were originally advertised as suitable for 11-14 year-old secondary school beginners in the target language, but this was later expanded to be suitable for 11-16 year-olds. Channel 4 sometimes advertised these programmes as being targetted at 7-11 year-olds as well, but I think that was a case of confusion with the English version.

Episode List

The whole series was first broadcast in an overnight block for easy recording on the morning of Wednesday 6th March 2002 from 4am. There were some weekly broadcasts during the daytime in subsequent academic years, as shown in the broadcasts section below.

# Title English title Broadcast
1. Der verzauberte Löwe The Enchanted Lion #2002-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 2002
2. Die drei Schwestern, die in den Berg fielen The Three Sisters who Fell into the Mountain #2002-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 2002
3. Die Schäferin und der Schornsteinfeger The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep #2002-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 2002
4. Die Blume des Farns The Flower of Fern #2002-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 2002
5. Der Baum mit den goldenen Äpfeln The Tree with the Golden Apples #2002-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 2002


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
2001-02 Spring 2002 Wednesday, 4:00am+ Channel 4 6 Mar
2002-03 Autumn 2002 Monday, 10:00am Channel 4 28 Oct-25 Nov
2003-04 Autumn 2003 Monday, 11:25am Channel 4 3 Nov-1 Dec
2004-05 -
2005-06 -
2006-07 Spring 2007 Tuesday, 4:00am+ Wednesday, 4:00am+ Channel 4 24-31 Jan


Education officer Mary Ellwood
Production co-ordinator Amanda Grace
Executive producer Christopher Grace


The series was released to schools on video and later re-issued on DVD.

Teacher's notes were available online.


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