It’s May, spring is in the air. Surely it’s time for another chance to win some German TV on DVD?
In 2016 a German language drama premiered on Channel 4; it has since become the most popular foreign-language drama in the history of British television with an audience of 2.5 million viewers.
That drama was Deutschland ’83, a gritty Cold War drama with a soundtrack that hit all the right nostalgic buttons (99 red balloons anyone?).
Three years later and the series returns – as Deutschland ’86: East Germany is broke, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. And there’s still plenty of ’80s pop music, of course.
Banished for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad. They set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. Can mafioso-style Capitalism save Communism just in the nick of time?
How to enter
Usual TMINE competition rules: All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment below on this here blog post and ‘Like’ the TMINE Facebook page if you haven’t already. I’ll pick at random two winners on Monday 13th May and contact them via Facebook to let them know they’ve won.
One requirement: you have to live in the UK to be eligible.
PS If, for some reason, you run into trouble leaving a comment here, you can leave a comment on the competition Facebook post instead. They both count!