4 Extra Debut. John Jungclaussen on what UK soaps can learn from Germany’s Lindenstrasse, inspired by ITV’s Coronation Street. From April 2013.
In the mid-1980s, the format of ITV's Coronation Street was uprooted from Manchester and relocated to Munich. This clone went on to become Germany's most popular soap, LindenStrasse.
Presenter John Jungclaussen (London correspondent for Die Zeit magazine) heads to Germany to meet the cast and ask whether LindenStrasse has managed to maintain any of its Mancunian origins.
He explores the nature of European soap opera and profile what kind of stories they feature. We also compare the sociological aspects of LindenStrasse to its British equivalent and ask how story lines reflect social attitudes.
Producer: Howard Shannon.
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.
Lindenstrasse at night
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