The German Programme: Videothek GCSE

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companyThames
started31st Oct 1989
ended28th Nov 1989
last rpt26th Oct 1993
5 school years
episodes5
duration20 mins
age rangeAge 14-18Age 13-16 & Age 16-19
languagedeIn German


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Videothek GCSE is a unit of the ITV Schools series The German Programme from the 1980s & 1990s, covering German language for secondary and further education pupils.

A series of short items - 25 altogether across five episodes - each showing a different aspect of life in modern Germany.

They were recorded in Mainz Violet-marker.png and mainly involve local people talking about things in their own words, though obviously in situations staged for television, to offer a realistic experience of conversation for pupils preparing for oral and aural exams at GCSE level or above.

The format of the programmes mirrored the successful Vidéothèque programmes that Thames TV had already made in The French Programme and which would also be used to launch The Spanish Programme for schools as Videoteca.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Personalien #1989-10-31-00-00-0031 Oct 1989
2. Lernen #1989-11-07-00-00-007 Nov 1989
3. In der Stadt #1989-11-14-00-00-0014 Nov 1989
4. Freizeit #1989-11-21-00-00-0021 Nov 1989
5. Umwelt #1989-11-28-00-00-0028 Nov 1989


Broadcasts

Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1989-90 Autumn 1989 Tuesday, 10:21am Channel 4
1990-91 Autumn 1990 Tuesday, 10:21am Channel 4
1991-92 Spring 1992 Tuesday, 10:21am Channel 4
1992-93 Autumn 1992 Wednesday, 9:30am Channel 4
1993-94 Autumn 1993 Tuesday, 10:02am Channel 4

Credits

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Producer Mary Law

Resources

Transcripts

A set of episode transcripts was available, originally for £3.90, rising in later years to £4.25.


Video

Thames TV released the unit on video in 1991, costing £55 plus VAT and postage.


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