The German Programme: Partner TV2

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started10th Feb 1986
ended17th Mar 1986
last rpt25th Oct 1988
4 school years
duration20 mins
age rangeAge 12-14Age 11-13 & Age 13-16
languagedeIn German

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Partner TV2 is a unit of the ITV Schools series The German Programme from the 1980s, covering German language for Secondary pupils.

A further five programmes presented by Brigitte and Lars (known as Dieter) in the Partnerklub studio linking a range of films, interviews and studio-based activities.

Brigitte und Dieter

The programmes were recorded in 1985 in Wuppertal Violet-marker.png and the nearby Cologne Violet-marker.png . They are presented entirely in German aiming to promote comprehension for students preparing for level 2 graded exams. Each episode has a general theme of food, travel, leisure time, animals and shopping respectively.

Klaus und Uli

The last part of each episode is a dramatised comedy film about two boys called Klaus and Uli, where Klaus is the schoolboy met in the earlier Partner TV1 unit, trying to make a video.

Uli und Klaus

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Das Essen #1986-02-10-00-00-0010 Feb 1986
2. Das Reisen #1986-02-24-00-00-0024 Feb 1986
3. Freizeit und Hobbies #1986-03-03-00-00-003 Mar 1986
4. Tiere #1986-03-10-00-00-0010 Mar 1986
5. Einkaufen #1986-03-17-00-00-0017 Mar 1986


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1985-86 Spring 1986 Monday, 10:45am Tuesday, 10:25am ITV
1986-87 Spring 1987 Friday, 10:45am ITV
1988-89 Autumn 1988 Tuesday, 10:21am Channel 4


Presenter Brigitte Zeitz
Lars Emrich
Writer Terry Hawkin
Director Bob Service
Producer Mary Law


Video Book

Booklet of notes on the programmes, one for teachers and another for pupils, were both branded as 'video books' and sold as a pack.

In the first year of transmission before the 'video books' were ready teachers could instead buy a temporary transcript of the programmes for £1.50.


Just like the previous unit, Thames Television International released two separate VHS videos from Partner TV2 around 1986.

One contained the programmes themselves for £25, and the other contained the Klaus und Uli sequences for £35, both prices excluding VAT and according to an advert in the Times Educational Supplement of 31/10/1986, p.34.

Language course

The Longman/Thames Partner language course, conceived since the early 1980s, was finally published around 1988, meant to include separate pupils' and teachers' books, audio cassettes and worksheets.


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